Plywood Shear Walls – Worked Examples

Warwick Banks, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts

Plywood has been used for bracing in residential buildings for many years using the Bracing unit methodology adopted by NZS3604.

This paper is based on a presentation that was given at a Timber Design Society seminar and is aimed at enabling structural engineers to carry out specific design of plywood bracing elements in low rise multi-storey buildings of up to 5 or 6 storey’s.

Volume 15 Issue 2 2007

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