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Steel Strong-Wall® Standard Application on Concrete Foundations

Simpson Strong-Tie® Steel Strong-Wall® shearwalls provide superior performance, design flexibility and ease of installation. All Steel Strong-Wall shearwalls are evaluated to the 2018 IRC/IBC and are listed by ICC-ES.

Product Information

Material

Vertical Panel - 10 gauge

Finish

Vertical Panel - Galvanized; Top and Base Plates - Simpson Strong-Tie gray paint

Codes

ICC-ES ESR-1679; City of LA Building Code Supplement; State of Florida FL5113

Wall Profiles

Pre-attached wood studs are 2x4 for walls 7' - 10' tall, and 2x6 for walls 11' - 13' tall.

Naming Legend
010a-2014-2
041a-2021
Standard Installation
041b-2021
Garage Installation

Installation Information

  • Do not cut the Steel Strong-Wall® or enlarge existing holes. Doing so will compromise the performance of the wall.
  • Do not use an impact wrench to tighten nuts on the anchor bolts.
  • Maximum shim thickness between the Steel Strong-Wall and top plates or header is 7/8" using Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive® 1/4" x 3 1/2" SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws. For top of wall height adjustment, see detail 5/SSW2 on p. 69.
  • Walls with 2x4 preattached studs may also be used in 2x6 or 2x8 wall framing. Install the wall flush to one face of the framing and add furring to the opposite side.
  • Walls may be installed with solid or multi-ply headers, see detail 11/SSW2 on p. 70 for details.
Product Data
Model No. Width (in.) Height (in.) Thickness (in.) Anchor Bolts Number of Screws in Top of Wall Total Wall Weight (lbs.)
Quantity Diameter (in.)
SSW12x7 12 80 2 3/4 4 74
SSW15x7 15 80 2 1 6 86
SSW18x7 18 80 2 1 9 99
SSW21x7 21 80 2 1 12 117
SSW24x7 24 80 2 1 14 127
SSW12x7.4 12 85½ 2 3/4 4 78
SSW15x7.4 15 85½ 2 1 6 91
SSW18x7.4 18 85½ 2 1 9 104
SSW21x7.4 21 85½ 2 1 12 122
SSW24x7.4 24 85½ 2 1 14 134
SSW12x8 12 93¼ 2 3/4 4 85
SSW15x8 15 93¼ 2 1 6 99
SSW18x8 18 93¼ 2 1 9 113
SSW21x8 21 93¼ 2 1 12 132
SSW24x8 24 93¼ 2 1 14 144
SSW12x9 12 105¼ 2 3/4 4 94
SSW15x9 15 105¼ 2 1 6 110
SSW18x9 18 105¼ 2 1 9 125
SSW21x9 21 105¼ 2 1 12 147
SSW24x9 24 105¼ 2 1 14 160
SSW12x10 12 117¼ 2 3/4 4 104
SSW15x10 15 117¼ 2 1 6 121
SSW18x10 18 117¼ 2 1 9 138
SSW21x10 21 117¼ 2 1 12 162
SSW24x10 24 117¼ 2 1 14 177
SSW15x11 15 129¼ 2 1 6 148
SSW18x11 18 129¼ 2 1 9 167
SSW21x11 21 129¼ 2 1 12 193
SSW24x11 24 129¼ 2 1 14 209
SSW15x12 15 141¼ 2 1 6 160
SSW18x12 18 141¼ 2 1 9 180
SSW21x12 21 141¼ 2 1 12 208
SSW24x12 24 141¼ 2 1 14 225
SSW18x13 18 153¼ 2 1 9 194
SSW21x13 21 153¼ 2 1 12 224
SSW24x13 24 153¼ 2 1 14 243
042a-2021
Standard Installation
010c-SSW12-2014
SSW12
010d-SSW15-2014
010e-SSW15_2-2014
SSW15
010f-SSW18-2014
010g-SSW18_2-2014
SSW18
010h-SSW21-2014
010i-SSW21_2-2014
SSW21
010j-SSW24-2014
010k-SSW24_2-2014
SSW24