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PS 1-07 Structural Plywood, United States Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 2007. 21. PS 2-04 Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural Use Panels, United States Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 2004. 12. ASTM C 847-95 (2000), Standard Specification for Metal Lath, ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000. American Wood Council SPECIAL DESIGN PROVISIONS FOR WIND AND SEISMIC 45 SDPWS COMMENTARY C2 General Design Requirements 47 C3 Members and Connections 49 C4 Lateral Force-Resisting Systems 53 Commentary References American Forest & paper association 77 C 46 SDPWS COMMENTARY FOREWORD The Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS) document was first issued in 2002.

2. Roof or upper level uplift connectors shall be on the same side of the wall as the sheathing unless other methods are used to prevent twisting of the top plate due to eccentric loading. 6 Sheathing Extending to Bottom Plate or Sill Plate: The following requirements shall apply: 1. The bottom edge of the wood structural panel shall extend to and be attached to the bottom plate or sill plate as shown in Figure 4G. 2. 7 Sheathing Splices: 1. c. c. 1 (see Figure 4H). 2. In single or multi-story applications where horizontal joints in the sheathing occur over blocking between studs, nailing of the sheathing to the studs above and below the joint shall be designed to transfer the uplift across the joint (see Figure 4I).

9 Shear Walls Sheathed with Vertical Board Siding: Vertical board siding shear walls shall be permitted to be used to resist wind forces and seismic forces in Seismic Design Categories A, B, and C. Vertical board siding shear walls shall be constructed of minimum 1" thick nominal sheathing boards applied directly to studs and blocking. 3D. ) 6 4 3 2 vw vw vw vw 1. 3 to determine ASD allowable unit shear capacity and LRFD factored unit resistance. 6. 3 for fiberboard shear walls. See Appendix A for common and box nail dimensions.

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