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ICC-ES AC130 – Acceptance Criteria for Prefabricated Wood Shear Panels


ICC-ES AC130 establishes the acceptance criteria for prefabricated wood shear panels used in wood-framed construction to be evaluated in an ICC-ES evaluation report under the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC).

In simpler terms, it outlines the requirements for prefabricated wood shear panels, which are structural components used to resist lateral forces (such as wind and earthquakes) in wood-framed buildings. The criteria ensure that these products meet specific standards for strength, stiffness, and performance.

Key aspects covered by ICC-ES AC130 include:

  • Materials: types of wood and adhesives allowed for prefabricated shear panels.
  • Design and fabrication: requirements for the design, assembly, and quality control of shear panels.
  • Performance requirements: minimum standards for in-plane shear strength, stiffness, and racking resistance.
  • Testing procedures: methods for evaluating the performance of shear panels under various loading conditions.

By adhering to ICC-ES AC130, manufacturers can ensure their prefabricated wood shear panels are suitable for use in wood-framed construction and meet the requirements of building codes. This helps ensure the structural integrity and safety of buildings.

ICC-ES AC130 Accredited Inspection Agency

Applied Testing & Geosciences, LLC is accredited for performing inspections using the ICC-ES AC130 acceptance criteria.

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