INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

metal stud plywood sheathing shearwall - blocking

metal stud plywood sheathing shearwall - blocking

(OP)
I have a light gauge metal stud shear wall with plywood sheathing. The edge is blocked. My question is about the edge blocking. What is the typical detail or construction method for the blocking? I understand a track, or 2x wood can all be used as blocking. But I'd like know the common or typical way for this detail.

Your help is truly appreciated.

RE: metal stud plywood sheathing shearwall - blocking

I don't know if there is a single "typical" way of constructing this detail. I prefer a length of stud or track between each pair of studs, connected with light gauge clip angles and screws.

DaveAtkins

RE: metal stud plywood sheathing shearwall - blocking

There was one supplier I came across that provided light gauge blocking (for the typical stud spacings 12", 16" and 24") that included the clip angles for screwing. I don't remember who it was though.

RE: metal stud plywood sheathing shearwall - blocking

It's also called bridging. A few manufacturers now have both bridging and blocking for metal studs that is very easy to install.

A typical detail is to use pieces of track between the studs, where the web is bend up and screwed into the web of the studs while the flanges go straight and are screwed into the flanges of the studs. Sorry I don't have any details atm.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close