2008 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic Standard (ANSI /AF&PA SDPWS-2008) (PDF Download)

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ANSI/AF&PA SDPWS-2008 - Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic standard with Commentary covers materials, design and construction of wood members, fasteners and assemblies to resist wind and seismic forces. Engineered design of wood structures to resist wind or seismic forces is either by allowable stress design (ASD); or load and resistance factor design (LRFD). The most notable new provisions of the 2008 Wind and Seismic standard include criteria for wood structural panels designed to resist combined shear and uplift from wind.

Referenced in the following Codes:

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2009 International Building Code

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