International Building Code Section 2505


International Building Code 2505.1

Resistance to shear (wood framing). Wood-framed
shear walls sheathed with gypsum board, lath and plaster shall
be designed and constructed in accordance with Section
2306.4 and are permitted to resist wind and seismic loads.
Walls resisting seismic loads shall be subject to the limitations
in Section 12.2.1 of ASCE 7.

International Building Code 2505.2

Resistance to shear (steel framing). Cold-formed
steel-framed shearwalls sheathed with gypsum board and constructed
in accordance with the materials and provisions of
Section 2210.5 are permitted to resist wind and seismic loads.
Walls resisting seismic loads shall be subject to the limitations
in Section 12.2.1 of ASCE 7.