Model Guidelines for Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Engineered Panelized Walls
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January 2002, 58 pages
This guide serves as a resource document for the housing and building component industries and as a comprehensive guideline for design, fabrication, and installation of panelized wall construction. More importantly, it provides a starting point for development of an industry standard which, through a reference in future building codes, could advance panelized wall construction as a safe and affordable housing technology.
This guide is based on compilation of current building practices and research information relevant to panelized wall construction. State-of-the-art methods provide the fabricator, designer, and builder with a set of tools for efficient design of residential structures and other buildings. The document is organized in four sections covering general issues, responsibilities, quality guidelines, and structural evaluation. Appendices provide useful supplemental data and design examples.
A companion document titled
Design, Fabrications, and Installation of Engineered Panelized Walls: Two Case Studies provides an evaluation of current technology used in the design, fabrication, and installation of panelized walls systems, including engineered wood frame walls and an innovative steel frame wall system.
Content updated on 3/24/2006