DA 1 - Application of Technical Report 12 for Lag Screw Connections
DA 2 - Toenail Connections
DA 4 - Post Frame Rink Shank Nails
DA 5 - Inscribed versus Separate Structures in the WFCM
DA 6 - Beam Design Formulas with Shear and Moment Diagrams
DA 8 - Interior Shear Walls
6 pages (125 KB PDF)
The inscribed structure method, applicable for wind loads, is a means of facilitating the calculation of shear wall sheathing lengths where building geometry is non-rectangular - by inscribing the overall building into one rectangle. This Design Aid was developed as supplemental information for the Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for One- and Two-Family Dwellings to facilitate the design of inscribed versus separate structures.