By Aubrey Yerger, PE

There are many types of wood-based shear wall solutions to choose from when designing a wood-framed building. There are three types of shear walls I use day in and day out, on a wide variety of projects:

  • wood studs with gypsum sheathing
  • wood studs with wood structural panel sheathing
  • pre-fabricated shear wall panels

Each has its strengths, and you might wonder which is the best for your new, upcoming project.