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High-Strength Wood Shearwall

Simpson Strong-Tie has released its new Strong-Wall® high-strength wood shearwall (WSWH), a versatile, high-performance solution for lateral-force resistance in light-frame residential and commercial construction.


The code-listed, prefabricated WSWH has a patented design that provides the highest allowable loads for a variety of applications. And unlike other shearwalls, the high-strength WSWH is fabricated from a wood-based material that is field trim-able for the ultimate in fit and flexibility at the job site.


Ideal for providing additional structural strength and lateral-force resistance in areas subject to earthquakes and high winds, the WSWH is code listed to the 2018 IRC/IBC, conforms to ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria AC130 and AC436, and can be used in standard, garage portal and balloon framing applications.


Strong, easy and versatile, Strong-Wall® wood shearwalls are supplied with top-of-wall shear transfer plates, nuts, washers and installation instructions, and are wrapped to provide protection from the elements on the job site.

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