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Steel Strong-Wall® for Cold-Formed Steel 

Lateral Systems

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The Steel Strong-Wall for cold-formed steel provides high-capacity, narrow wall solutions for cold-formed steel framing. The wall is a prefabricated, steel panel that helps structures resist lateral forces such as those created by earthquakes and high winds. This code-rated wall installs easily in cold-formed steel framing and features preattached steel studs for easy attachment of interior and exterior finishes.

Key Features

  • Fewer anchor bolts and fasteners coupled with easy access to the top and bottom of the wall result in more efficient installation
  • An easy-to-use anchor-bolt template for concrete contractors
  • Preattached steel studs and predrilled holes where framers and electricians need them for wiring


  • Cold-formed steel applications; standard installations on concrete; garage portal systems; anchorage and wood floor solutions; two-story stacked shearwalls; balloon framing up to 20'

Product Includes

  • Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector Screws, nuts and installation instructions


  • Vertical panel — 10 gauge


  • Vertical panel — galvanized
  • Top and base plates — Simpson Strong-Tie® gray paint

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Width (in.) Height (in.) Thickness (in.) Anchor Bolt Qty. Bolt Dia. (in.) No. of Screws in Top of Wall
  1. Specify height when ordering "X" models (example: S/SSW12x8X, H = 95").

  2. S/SSW series panels are all steel assemblies and are available with pre-attached nonload-bearing cold-formed steel studs.

  3. Registered design professional shall specify required height for applicable S/SSW width. Example specification S/SSW12X H = 103 inches.

  4. Top plate screws for the S/SSW panel must be 1/4" diameter or No. 14 self-tapping screws recognized in an ICC-ES evaluation report complying with the IBC, with a minimum nominal shear strength (Pss) of 2,000 lbs.

S/SSW12X 12 80 ≤ H ≤ 109 3 1/2 2 3/4 4
S/SSW15X 15 80 ≤ H ≤ 121 3 1/2 2 1 6
S/SSW18X 18 80 ≤ H ≤ 121 3 1/2 2 1 9
S/SSW21X 21 80 ≤ H ≤ 121 3 1/2 2 1 12
S/SSW24X 24 80 ≤ H ≤ 121 3 1/2 2 1 14

Code Reports & Compliance