I have a situation where we have an interior shear wall that has 5/8" gyp board on both sides. The architect would like to use 1/2" sound board under the drywall. I know when you place wood panels over gyp board there is a reduction in shear capacity value. I would assume there is a reduction for our installation over the sound board as well. Does anyone know of a place where I could find a way to figure out that reduction.
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