2012 IRC Wood and Wall Bracing Intermediate Seismic

Course Title 2012 IRC Wood and Wall Bracing Intermediate Seismic
Contact Hours6
Duration1 Day
Education CategoryPremium
ObjectivesUpon 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
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DescriptionThis seminar provides a comprehensive explanation of the 2012 International Residential Code® (IRC®) bracing requirements. The seminar will focus on seismic requirements and clarify the application of wall bracing provisions in the IRC wall bracing Sections R602.10 thru R602.12. The seminar assumes some experience with wall bracing.