Designing with Shear Walls for Low to Midrise Construction

Designing with Shear Walls for Low to Midrise Construction

to take this course

Understand how to design with shear walls for low to midrise construction. The components, location, test standards, advantages and disadvantages, as well as what should be considered when specifying shear elements are illustrated in this course.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Explain what shear is
  2. Describe what a shear wall is
  3. Explain the main components of a shear wall
  4. Show where shear walls should be located
  5. List what types of forces shear walls resist
  6. Explain where shear walls direct lateral forces
  7. Describe what the test standards are for
  8. Explain the methods and systems providing shear values
  9. Express the advantages and disadvantages of each type of shear method
  10. Explain what Architect, Engineer, and Specification professionals consider when specifying shear elements
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(05) Metals
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
AIA Course Number: 
Delivery Format: 
Slide Show - No Audio
Device Format: 
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion