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Pole Barns and Carports
August 2, 2019
1:29 pm
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September 11, 2015
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In my opinion the IRC does not address this type of construction. A pole barn/carport is not a dwelling or townhouse. See below from the 2018 IRC

R101.2 Scope. The provisions of this code shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, removal and demolition of detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories above
grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures not more than three stories above grade plane in height.

That being said, I ask for a design for the mentioned types of construction. Obviously the truss designer will address bracing for the trusses only, but the design professional needs to address the lateral bracing of the structure itself. 

June 26, 2019
2:50 pm
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Hello All,


I am wondering, does the 2012 or 2018 IRC require bracing and/or lateral Analysis for Carports or similar structures?


Typical construction, Piers, with wood post supporting Beams supporting Rafters or trusses.