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Shear Wall Design Basics with Special Design Provisions


Doug Allen from Simpson Strong-Tie will be presenting an overview of Shear Wall Design Basics with Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic. His presentation will review the following:

  • Mechanics of Shear Walls: Discussing the practical applications, basic functions and considerations for shear wall design
  • Code and Standard Provisions: identify the code and standard provisions in the 2015 SDPWS pertaining to shear wall design.
  • Shear Wall Design Basics: Discussing the basic design methods for shear walls sheathed with structural wood panels
  • Pre-Fabricated Shear Walls: Identify applications that may required a pre-fabricated shear wall

Doug Allen is a Structural Engineer of the Southeast region of the US for Simpson Strong-Tie. He has a robust background of over 25 years of experience including roles as a Carpenter, Contractor, Structures Lab Tech, Research Assistant, Structural Designer, and Structural Engineering prior to joining Simpson Strong-Tie in 2016. Doug completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Doug provides a unique contribution to the engineering team understanding the overarching aspects of the construction industry.


This course will provide 1 hr of Professional Development (pdh).

Meeting Location:   Hidden Trails Golf & Country Club
                               6501 S. Country Club Dr.,
                               Oklahoma City, OK 73159
                               Phone: (405) 685 7751

Date:  Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
Time:  Lunch begins at 11:30 am
Program : 12:00 - 1:00 pm

We require that ALL participants to register online at the OSEA website www.oksea.org for head count.   

Cost of attending the lunch is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Please visit the OSEA Website to register.




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