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- What are other types of alignment problems?
- Another type of alignment problem occurs when the ends of shear walls do not align from story to story.
- Creates need for extra framing members and connections in the walls for hold-down devices.
- Hold-down devices must transfer the uplift from the shear wall to framing members that can resist it.
- Another alignment problem occurs when full height studs are not available
- Special connections must be added.
- These connections must assemble enough of the structure’s framing to resist the uplift.
- The figure shows a second story shear wall that is vertically offset from the shear wall of the first story – the top floor shear wall is wider than the bottom floor wall.
- Since they don’t align, special connections will be needed, such as shown on the next slide.