Saves design time and associated costs; Faster permitting and quicker plan review SR-102, APA Simplified Wall Bracing Method Using Wood Structural Panel
braced with a code-compliant bracing method (e.g., let-in brace, a wood structural panel, or other bracing methods) (See Figure 4). Braced wall panels must
The IRC's Section R602.10 calls for "braced wall lines" composed of "braced wall panels." The location, width, and construction details of these braced wall
The building codes (IBC and IRC) use the terms braced wall panel and braced Table 2 details the minimum bracing segment lengths using continuous wood
Four Feet of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing or Diagonal Bracing. Four Feet of o If the garage wall height is 9 ft., this design with the 3” nailing pattern.
The design wind load on a structure is based on the local wind speed construction requirements in this publication. FIGURE 1: WIND Spacing: The distance between adjacent braced wall panels cannot exceed 20 feet. See FIGURE 5.
Braced wall panel construction shall be in accordance with one of the 16 Continuous sheathing methods require structural panel sheathing to be used on all
A Brace Wall design page is required for all substantial building plan methods, location and length of braced wall panels, foundation requirements of braced
Intermittent and continuously sheathed braced wall panels shall be constructed in accordance with this section and the methods listed in Table R602.10.4.
This guide contains most requirements for locating required lateral braced wall panels, for the construction details for those panels and is based on Part 9 of the
walls with wood structural panels. By using plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), builders not only meet code, but also get maximum design flexibility
Lateral Design for Conventional Construction may consist of "simple "boxes" as shown in The total length of braced wall panels must conform to table.
trol the design and construction of all walls and partitions for all buildings. .. Sole plate to joist, solid deck or blocking at braced wall panels. 3-16d per 16″
21 Jul 2014 "Wall Bracing I: Why Wall Bracing & Wall Bracing Strategy" is the first in a Wood Association and AIBD (American Institute of Building Design) in 2014. braced wall panels, an introduction to the wall bracing methods and
1 Apr 2015 This video outlines APA's simplified wall bracing method, a process that reduces the complexity of determining IRC wall bracing requirements
29 Aug 2014 This is the third in a series of five wall bracing webinars presented by Wood Association and AIBD (American Institute of Building Design" in
100mph, and as a result the location, design, and construction requirements of . the building, there are requirements on how to tie a braced wall panel to floor.
methods shall not be permitted within a continuously sheathed braced wall line. R602.10.4.3 (Supp) Braced wall panel location and corner construction.
then an engineered design shall be provided. Portions of the building that For braced wall panels of plywood or OSB construction: i. Plywood or OSB panels
Wall bracing is one of the most important structural elements of a house, but calculating APA developed the Wall Bracing Calculator to simplify the design of to identify each braced wall panel segment along the entire braced wall line, and