[BLDG-SIM] metal bracing in wood construction

Smita Gupta Sgupta at energy.state.ca.us
Mon Aug 30 15:20:42 PDT 2004


I was looking for some information regarding the amount of metal bracing being used in wood stud wall construction for seismic reasons in California. Wanted to estimate the change in U-values becoz of the addition of steel to the wood construction and its impact on the energy performance. Would appreciate any references to source of such data, ........and in the lack of, any anecdotal evidence of how much steel does typically get added to shear walls.

Thanks a lot,

Smita Gupta
Energy Analyst, LEED AP

Buildings & Appliances Office
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth St. MS 42
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 657-4034

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