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Steel Strong-Wall® 

Steel Strong-Wall®

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The Steel Strong-Wall shearwall is a prefabricated, steel panel that helps structures resist lateral forces such as those created by earthquakes and high winds. Designed with easy installation in mind, the Steel Strong-Wall features some of the highest allowable loads in the industry. This code-listed shearwall is suitable for residential construction.

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 wood studs and predrilled holes where framers and electricians need them for wiring

Applications

  • Installations on concrete foundations including standard, garage portal systems, balloon framing and two-story stacked. First-story wood floor systems. Cold-formed steel applications on concrete foundations.

Product Includes

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

Material

  • Vertical panel — 10 gauge

Finish

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

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Dimensions (in.) Width (in.) Height (in.) Thickness (in.) Anchor Bolt Qty. Bolt Dia. (in.) No. of Screws in Top of Wall
SSW12X7 12 in. x nominal 7 ft. 12 80 3 1/2 2 3/4 4
SSW15X7 15 in. x nominal 7 ft. 15 80 3 1/2 2 1 6
SSW18X7 18 in. x nominal 7 ft. 18 80 3 1/2 2 1 9
SSW21X7 21 in. x nominal 7 ft. 21 80 3 1/2 2 1 12
SSW24X7 24 in. x nominal 7 ft. 24 80 3 1/2 2 1 14
SSW12X7.4 12 in. x nominal 7 1/2 ft. 12 85 1/2 3 1/2 2 3/4 4
SSW15X7.4 15 in. x nominal 7 1/2 ft. 15 85 1/2 3 1/2 2 1 6
SSW18X7.4 18 in. x nominal 7 1/2 ft. 18 85 1/2 3 1/2 2 1 9
SSW21X7.4 21 in. x nominal 7 1/2 ft. 21 85 1/2 3 1/2 2 1 12
SSW24X7.4 24 in. x nominal 7 1/2 ft. 24 85 1/2 3 1/2 2 1 14
SSW12X8 12 in. x nominal 8 ft. 12 93 1/4 3 1/2 2 3/4 4
SSW15X8 15 in. x nominal 8 ft. 15 93 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 6
SSW18X8 18 in. x nominal 8 ft. 18 93 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 9
SSW21X8 21 in. x nominal 8 ft. 21 93 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 12
SSW24X8 24 in. x nominal 8 ft. 24 93 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 14
SSW12X9 12 in. x nominal 9 ft. 12 105 1/4 3 1/2 2 3/4 4
SSW15X9 15 in. x nominal 9 ft. 15 105 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 6
SSW18X9 18 in. x nominal 9 ft. 18 105 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 9
SSW21X9 21 in. x nominal 9 ft. 21 105 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 12
SSW24X9 24 in. x nominal 9 ft. 24 105 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 14
SSW12X10 12 in. x nominal 10 ft. 12 117 1/4 3 1/2 2 3/4 4
SSW15X10 15 in. x nominal 10 ft. 15 117 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 6
SSW18X10 18 in. x nominal 10 ft. 18 117 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 9
SSW21X10 21 in. x nominal 10 ft. 21 117 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 12
SSW24X10 24 in. x nominal 10 ft. 24 117 1/4 3 1/2 2 1 14
SSW15X11 15 in. x nominal 11 ft. 15 129 1/4 5 1/2 2 1 6
SSW18X11 18 in. x nominal 11 ft. 18 129 1/4 5 1/2 2 1 9
SSW21X11 21 in. x nominal 11 ft. 21 129 1/4 5 1/2 2 1 12
SSW24X11 24 in. x nominal 11 ft. 24 129 1/4 5 1/2 2 1 14
SSW15X12 15 in. x nominal 12 ft. 15 141 1/4 5 1/2 2 1 6
SSW18X12 18 in. x nominal 12 ft. 18 141 1/4 5 1/2 2 1 9
SSW21X12 21 in. x nominal 12 ft. 21 141 1/4 5 1/2 2 1 12
SSW24X12 24 in. x nominal 12 ft. 24 141 1/4 5 1/2 2 1 14
SSW18X13 18 in. x nominal 13 ft. 18 153 1/4 5 1/2 2 1 9
SSW21X13 21 in. x nominal 13 ft. 21 153 1/4 5 1/2 2 1 12
SSW24X13 24 in. x nominal 13 ft. 24 153 1/4 5 1/2 2 1 14

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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