New Field-Trimmable Strong-Wall SB Shearwall offers greater design flexibility and lateral-force resistance

Prefabricated wood shearwall offering enhanced design flexibility and greater lateral-force resistance for a broad range of applications, including narrow and tall wall spaces. 

September 17, 2013

Simpson Strong-Tie introduces the Strong-Wall® SB shearwall, a prefabricated wood shearwall offering enhanced design flexibility and greater lateral-force resistance for a broad range of applications, including narrow and tall wall spaces. In areas susceptible to seismic activity or high winds, the SB wood shearwall provides structural support comparable to that of narrow steel shearwalls. The wall is designed for residential, multifamily, and light-frame commercial construction, including garage portals and other large openings.

The SB shearwall is field-trimmable for custom applications and rake walls, and is designed to easily fasten to headers with convenient drill zones and a chase for wiring. The wall is code listed to the 2012 International Building Code® (ICC-ES ESR-2652) and the City of Los Angeles building code (RR25730). The SB shearwall is available in dimensions ranging from 12"x7' to 24"x20' for standard, portal, two-story stacked, balloon-framing and rake-wall applications.

The Strong-Wall SB shearwall is available nationwide. For more information, download the Strong-Wall® SB shearwall catalog at www.strongtie.com/strongwall.

Note: The Strong-Wall® SB shearwall is previously known as the TJ® Shear Brace. Simpson Strong-Tie acquired the product line from Weyerhaeuser earlier this year.

About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
For more than 55 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Its structural products are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. The company’s extensive product offering includes connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force resisting systems, anchors and products that repair, protect and strengthen concrete. From product development and testing to training and engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.strongtie.com.

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