|Objectives||Upon completion, participants will be better able to:
- Identify the forces that act on a house.
- Describe the history of bracing and how it works.
- Apply wall bracing provisions of the IRC.
- Describe the physical limits under which bracing can be used.
- Determine how much bracing is required, and how adjustment factors are applied.
- Recognize special considerations for bracing.
- Apply attachment details, and pony and cripple wall details.
- Apply special considerations for seismic loads
- Determine irregular building wall bracing
- Determine greater required bracing from wind or seismic loads
- Identify required anchorage for seismic loads