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Advancements in Force Transfer Around Openings for Wood Framed Shear Walls

Karyn Beebe, PE; APA - The Engineered Wood Association
July 13, 2016
Session Details

A joint research project of APA – The Engineered Wood Association, University of British Columbia (UBC), and USDA Forest Products Laboratory was initiated in 2009 to examine the variations of walls with code-allowable openings. Test results from the (8′ x 12′) full-scale wall configurations, in conjunction with the analytical results from a computer model developed by UBC, were used to develop and refine rational design methodologies in accordance with the International Building Code (IBC). This presentation provided an update of that research with a focus on asymmetric piers and multiple openings. Rational design methodologies in accordance with the IBC (and California Building Code) were shared.

Session Length: 1.0 Hour

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