Would you use the same logic if you had a steel moment frame, resisting the same shear force as the wood shearwall? Wouldn’t you specify lateral bracing independent of the truss bracing and sheetrock?
Oshin Tosounian, S.E.
From: Jeff Hedman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 11:21 AM
Subject: RE: Interior wood shear wall lateral bracing
I guess my point is, if sheetrock/purlins are sufficient bracing for the trusses, why is it not an acceptable bracing for a shear wall? Especially in this case where both the in plane lateral loads and out of plane loads are so low.
Jeff Hedman , S.E.
L.R. Pope Engineering, Inc.
1240 East 100 South Suite # 15B
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