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General Structural Engineering References


Current Code Publications

ICC-ES Evaluation Reports

Seismic Hazard Mapping Java Application

Shear wall Illustration (Washington State University)


Simpson Strong-Tie Catalog

Light Gage Steel - Interior Non-Load Bearing Walls

While interior partition walls are often referred to as 'non-load bearing', building codes require that these walls be designed for a minimum lateral load (generally equal to 5 PSF).  If these walls are to support brittle finishes the deflection requirments may also be an issue.  ClarkDietrich has a useful tool for determining the stud requirments of these 'non-load bearing' walls using their ProStud product line. Drywall Framing System

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