DES338 – Wood-Frame Shear Walls And SDPWS

Categories: Design Considerations
Course Length: 1h
Accreditation: AIA HSW LU, ICC CEU, NCSEA
Save Share
Share Course
Page Link
Share On Social Media

About Course

Experimental studies of cyclic performance of wood-frame shear walls give insight into structural performance and have informed recent changes implemented in the 2021 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS). Experimental results for 10d short nails, shear wall end post details, and gypsum wallboard contribution to shear wall strength and stiffness are summarized. SDPWS requirements and commentary guidance relative to the tested systems will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize select SDPWS provisions for design of wood frame shear walls
  • Describe wood frame shear wall behavior under cyclic loading
  • Identify shear wall detailing that provides better performance
  • Discuss typical wood frame shear wall failure modes

Funding provided in part by the Softwood Lumber Board.

Show More

Course Content

Wood-Frame Shear Walls And SDPWS

  • Recorded Presentation
  • Wood-Frame Shear Walls And SDPWS Assessment