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ICC-ES AC120 – Acceptance Criteria for Wood-frame Horizontal Diaphragms, Vertical Shear Walls and Braced Walls with Alternative Fasteners


This ICC-ES AC120 acceptance criteria focuses on the use of fasteners other than common nails in specific wood-frame construction elements.


acceptance criteria; building codes; wood-frame construction; fasteners; structural engineering; horizontal diaphragm; floor systems; roof systems; lateral loads; load distribution; shear walls; lateral resistance; building racking; seismic design; wind loads; braced walls; diagonal bracing; wall rigidity; wood screws; structural screws; staples; proprietary fasteners; nails; material testing; corrosion resistance; strength testing; withdrawal resistance; installation requirements; design calculations; structural performance testing