Tech Note W104-23: Top Track Load Distribution Members


This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note W104-10

Summary: When in-line framing is not adopted as the structural framing scheme, the top track must be relied upon to provide load distribution. This Technical Note explores design issues and provides design guidance for some of the typical top track load distribution members and systems.

Disclaimer: Designs cited herein are not intended to preclude the use of other materials, assemblies, structures or designs when these other designs demonstrate equivalent performance for the intended use. CFSEI documents are not intended to exclude the use and implementation of any other design or construction technique.


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