Horizontal and vertical wood diaphragms

The objective of this project is to discuss the assembly, behavior, building code requirements, and standard design practices for horizontal and vertical wood diaphragms. The discussions presented are intended to highlight the basics involved in design of wood diaphragms as lateral resisting elements for structures. A brief overview of construction practices and requirements has been incorporated in the text to facilitate related design discussions. Key tables from Uniform Building Code, 1985 edition, are included in the appendix.