2012 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Intermediate Wind Provisions

Course Title 2012 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Intermediate Wind Provisions
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.
  • Use special considerations for controlling wind 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 wind load 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.