DES416A – Use of Wood Structural Panels to Resist Combined Shear and Uplift from Wind
Credit: 0.1 ICC CEU
AWC's 2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) contains provisions for wood structural panel shear walls designed to resist shear and uplift forces simultaneously, as well as wind uplift forces alone. This article reviews the prescriptive engineered design tools and standards, progression and overview of provisions, tabulated values for uplift capacity, and requirements for installation and illustrations for nailing per the 2008 SDPWS.
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