There are two design methodologies used for shear walls: Segmented Design and Perforated Design. Segmented Shear Wall Design (SSW) is the traditional design method that has been used for many years. The perforated shear wall (PSW) design methodology is similar to the segmented shear wall (SSW) method but only requires two hold-downs for each wall (one at each end). This online pdh course will illustrate both methods and provide a comparison.
Specific Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be familiar with
• Basics of shear wall behavior and design
• Mechanics of segmented shear wall design
• Mechanics of perforated shear wall design, and how they differ from segmented shear walls