Best Practices for Wall Panels

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SBCA has created this guide to review the basics of determining whether a heel block is structurally adequate to transfer in-plane lateral loads from the braced wall panel to the roof diaphragm.

In order for a building to resist wind and seismic forces, the roof and floor framing must be adequately attached to the braced wall panels to provide a continuous load path.

This document provides an industry-based best practice to general issues involved with delivery, storage, handling and installation of manufactured wall panels.

This article looks at wall sheathing requirements in the building code and how it applies to manufactured wall panel design.

This article explores why wall panel designs don’t need to be prepared and sealed by a professional engineer.