Webinar: Diagonal Strap Braced Walls
April 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
In light-framed construction, diagonal X-braced walls can provide excellent lateral resistance in both high-wind and high seismic conditions. This presentation will discuss the mechanics of x-braced systems, why they are different from code-defined shear walls, what special detailing is required in high seismic areas, how to calculate x-brace deflection, and how important it is (or isn’t) to have tight straps. Pictures of field examples will be included, as well as design examples for wind, seismic, and deflection calculations.