2009 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions

Course Title 2009 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions
Contact Hours6
Duration1 Day
Education CategoryPremium
ObjectivesUpon completion, participants will be better able to:
  1. Identify the forces that act on a house.
  2. Describe the history of bracing and how it works.
  3. Apply wall bracing provisions of the IRC.
  4. Grasp the physical limits under which bracing can be  used.
  5. Select from the various bracing options available.
  6. Determine how much bracing is required, and how adjustment factors are applied.
  7. Recognize special considerations for bracing.
  8. Apply attachment details, and pony and cripple wall details.
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DescriptionThis 6-hour seminar provides a comprehensive explanation of the 2009 International Residential Code® (IRC®) bracing requirements. It guides the participant through an in-depth review and analysis of the bracing requirements for wood-framed residential structures. The seminar is designed to clarify the application of wall bracing provisions in the IRC wall bracing Section R602.10.