About Smart Components®
Smart Components® are prefabricated shear wall panels and trussed frames, engineered to resist all lateral forces (wind and seismic) applied to a building.
Integrating traditional truss construction and all-thread rod technology, Smart Components are “designed” to meet the critical demand loads for each project while providing architects and engineers with the ultimate design flexibility.
Smart Components® replace structural wall sheathing, costly prefabricated conventional shear walls and steel moment frames.
Smart Components® Shear Wall Benefits
- Reduced construction cycle time
- Lower labor costs
- Easier installation
- Greater aspect ratios and per-linear-foot capacity than conventional shear walls
- Replace structural wall sheathing (plywood/osb)—reducing nail penetration problems and potential for mold growth
- Less job site waste
- Manufactured in a quality-controlled environment rather than on-site—eliminating special shear inspections
Smart Components® Shear Wall Examples
Smart Components® are prefabricated in several shear wall configurations to fit each unique project and each framer’s individual framing preferences. Among the shear wall configurations to choose from, we offer portals, portals with non-structural sills, narrow panels and multi-segmented panels. All shear wall configurations are custom designed to dimensionally match project specific wall heights, lengths, widths and openings ensuring the most efficient design and effective solution.
For more information, please browse the content contained on our frequently asked questions (faq) page. This page contains answers to many of the questions builders unfamiliar with Smart Components® are asking. For answers to questions we have not already addressed, please submit your questions and comments in the Your Message portion of the contact form, located on our Contact Us page.