Shear Walls & Sheathing Lateral Loads Quick-Cards Based on the 2015 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 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) for loads, shear walls & sheathing. Special sections focus on specific essentials for each area of framing.



Weight 0.1000
ISBN 978-1-62270-131-5
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 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) for loads, shear walls & sheathing. Special sections focus on specific essentials for each area of framing.

Loads & Shear Walls

  • Loads
  • Wind Loads
  • Vertical Loads
  • Lateral Loads
  • Seismic Design Categories
  • Story Height
  • Shear Walls
  • Typical Shear Wall
  • Shear Panel
  • Minimum Uniformly Distributed Live 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.

Framing & Sheathing

  • Wall Bracing
  • Wood Wall Framing
  • Braced Wall Line Spacing
  • Wood Structural Panel Wall Sheathing Requirements used to Resist Wind Pressures
  • Fastening Schedule

Braced Wall Panels

  • Terms
  • Braced Wall Panels (IRC R602.10.2)
  • Minimum Length of Braced Wall Panels
  • Continuous Sheathing Methods.
  • Wall Components
  • Hold Down & Anchor Bolts
  • Required Length of Bracing
  • Location of Braced Wall Panels

Braced Wall Panels

  • Terms
  • Braced Wall Panels (IRC R602.10.2)
  • Minimum Length of Braced Wall Panels
  • Continuous Sheathing Methods.
  • Wall Components
  • Hold Down & Anchor Bolts
  • Required Length of Bracing
  • Location of Braced Wall Panels

Braced Wall Panels

  • Terms
  • Braced Wall Panels (IRC R602.10.2)
  • Minimum Length of Braced Wall Panels
  • Continuous Sheathing Methods.
  • Wall Components
  • Hold Down & Anchor Bolts
  • Required Length of Bracing
  • Location of Braced Wall Panels

Braced Wall Panels

  • Terms
  • Braced Wall Panels (IRC R602.10.2)
  • Minimum Length of Braced Wall Panels
  • Continuous Sheathing Methods.
  • Wall Components
  • Hold Down & Anchor Bolts
  • Required Length of Bracing
  • Location of Braced Wall Panels

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