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Strong-Wall® High-Strength Wood Shearwall 

Strong-Wall® High-Strength Wood Shearwall

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The WSWH high-strength wood shearwall is replacing the WSW wood shearwall. WSWH accessories are compatible only with WSWH panels; use WSW accessories with WSW panels.

The Strong-Wall® WSWH high-strength wood shearwall is a prefabricated engineered wood panel that helps structures resist forces resulting from high wind and earthquakes. Combining design flexibility with performance, this code-listed shearwall is field adjustable with the ability to be trimmed and drilled onsite and can be customized to accommodate varying heights or rake walls. The WSWH features patented wood fuse technology that provides predictable behavior and delivers superior strength, stiffness, ductility and design values.

Key Features

  • Reusable templates to locate the holdown anchor bolts accurately for multiple footing types
  • Top-of-wall shear transfer accomplished with a single plate that is fastened with a combination of Strong-Wall screws and heavy-duty connector screws
  • Suitable for residential, multifamily and light-frame commercial construction
  • Evaluated to the 2018 IRC/IBC and listed by ICC-ES

Applications

  • Installations on concrete foundations including standard, balloon framing, garage portal systems and back-to-back

Product Includes

  • Preattached holdowns; two heavy hex nuts; two heavy bearing plates; one WSWH-TP top connection plate; SWS16150 Strong-Wall Screws; Strong-Drive® SDS25600 Heavy-Duty Connector screws; T25 six-lobe driver bit; installation instructions in English and Spanish
  • Shearwalls 100" or less in height are supplied with four WSWH-PS portal straps

Material

  • Vertical panel — laminated strand lumber

Finish

  • Holdowns — gray paint
  • Top-of-wall connection plates — G90 galvanized
  • Bottom plate — G90 galvanized
  • Portal straps (walls under 100" tall) — G90 galvanized
  • Heavy bearing plates — electrogalvanized

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
New products
Model No. Width (in.) Height (in.) Thickness (in.) Anchor Bolt Qty. Bolt Dia. (in.)
Footnotes
  1. To achieve evaluated panel heights listed in the allowable load table or for those not listed, order the next tallest panel and trim to fit. Minimum trimmed height for all panels is 74 1/2".

  2. All panels are supplied with preattached holdowns, two heavy hex nuts, two heavy bearing plates, one WSWH-TP top connection plate (width based on panel model), required fasteners and installation instructions.

WSWH12X7 12 84 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH18X7 18 84 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH12X8 12 96 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH18X8 18 96 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH24X8 24 96 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH12X9 12 108 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH18X9 18 108 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH24X9 24 108 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH12X10 12 120 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH18X10 18 120 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH24X10 24 120 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH12X12 12 144 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH18X12 18 144 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH24X12 24 144 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH18X14 18 168 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH24X14 24 168 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH24X16 24 192 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH18X20 18 240 3 1/2 2 1
WSWH24X20 24 240 3 1/2 2 1

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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