Wednesday, December 7, 2011

RE: Interior wood shear wall lateral bracing



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 []
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.

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