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DES413-A – Wood Shear Wall Design Examples for Wind


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In this article, a wood frame shear wall is analyzed and compared per American Wood Council's 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) and 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS). The difference between the segmented and perforated shear wall design approach and an overview of various hold-down design methods is discussed. Designers will likely find that the 2015 WFCM contains time-saving features for calculation of loads and design of shear walls and other building systems and components within the scope of the document.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify the necessary AWC standards to assist with shear wall design.
  2. Compare and contrast the segmented shear wall and perforated shear wall approach to design.
  3. Identify engineering requirements and solutions in the WFCM.
  4. Analyze and choose the safest and most efficient wood shear wall design approach.

Equivalencies: 1.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU)

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