Shear Walls & Sheathing Lateral Loads Quick-Card Based on the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)

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This 6-page card quickly covers the construction essentials you need in loads and shear walls based on the new 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) for loads, shear walls & sheathing. Special sections focus on specific essentials for each area of framing.



Weight 0.1000
ISBN 978-1-62270-190-2
Page Count 6
Author Builder's Book, Inc.
Publisher Builder's Book Inc.
Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

This 6-page card quickly covers the construction essentials you need in loads and shear walls based on the new 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) for loads, shear walls & sheathing. Special sections focus on specific essentials for each area of framing.

Loads & Shear Walls

  • Loads
  • Weight of Materials
  • Wind Design Criteria
  • Vertical Loads
  • Lateral Loads
  • Seismic Provisions
  • Story Height
  • Shear Walls
  • Typical Shear Wall
  • Shear Panel
  • Minimum Uniformly Distributed Live Loads
  • Snow Loads

Shear Walls - General

  • Shear Wall Principles
  • Shear Wall - Internal Strength
  • Wind Force - Shear Wall Diagram
  • Shear Wall Forces
  • Shear Wall Failures

Sheathing Materials - Plywood & Oriented Strand Board (OSB)

  • Plywood & OSB Panels
  • Plywood vs. OSB
  • Plywood - Pros. & Cons.
  • Oriented Strand Board (OSB) - Pros. & Cons.

Floor & Roof Sheathing

  • Floor - Lumber Sheathing
  • Floor - End Joints
  • Floor - Wood Structural Panel Sheathing
  • Floor - Particleboard
  • Roof - Lumber Sheathing
  • Allowable Spans and Loads for Wood Structural Panels for Roof & Subfloor Sheathing & Combination Subfloor Underlayment
  • Floor Sheathing
  • Roof Sheathing
  • Minimum Thickness of Lumber Floor Sheathing
  • Minimum Thickness of Lumber Roof Sheathing
  • Allowable Spans for Sanded Plywood Combination Subfloor Underlayment

Framing & Wall Bracing

  • Wall Components
  • Fastening Schedule
  • Wood Wall Framing
  • Wall Bracing
  • Requirements for Wood Structural Panel Wall Sheathing Used to Resist Wind Pressures
  • Allowable Spans for Particleboard Wall Sheathing
  • Braced Wall Line Spacing

Braced Wall Panels & Sheathing

  • Bracing Methods
  • Braced Wall Panels (IRC R602.10.2)
  • Continuous Sheathing Methods
  • Minimum Length of Braced Wall Panels
  • Required Length of Bracing
  • Minimum Length of Braced Wall Panel
  • Typical Braced Wall Line Plan
  • Location of Braced Wall Panels

Braced Wall Panel Connections

  • Braced Wall Panel Connection When Parallel to Floor/Ceiling Framing
  • Braced Wall Panel Connection When Perpendicular to Floor/Ceiling Framing
  • Braced Wall Panel Connection to Perpendicular Rafters
  • Ends of Braced Wall Lines with Continuous Sheathing
  • Braced Wall Panel Connections
  • Connections to Roof Framing
  • End Conditions for Braced Wall Lines with Continuous Sheathing

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