AC120 Wood-frame Horizontal Diaphragms, Vertical Shear Walls and Braced Walls with Alternative Fasteners - Approved February 2017, editorially revised January 2021 (PDF Download)
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AC120 establishes guidelines for evaluation of alternative fasteners used in wood-frame diaphragms, shear walls and braced walls. This criteria is applicable to fasteners which are alternatives to the code-prescribed nails for horizontal wood diaphragms, wood shear walls, and braced walls consisting of wood structural panels that are applied directly to sawn lumber wood framing.