A Guide to the 2012 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions

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ISBN-13: 9781609833008
ISBN-10: 1609833007
Pages: 276

A Guide to the 2012 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions is a full-color illustrative guide developed to help building designers, builders, building officials and others using the code in the application of the lateral bracing requirements of the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC). It identifies and explains key elements of wall bracing and demystifies the IRC prescriptive bracing provisions. Topics covered include:

  • Historical perspective and the evolution of wall bracing
  • The “language” of wall bracing
  • Wind and seismic forces and how they act on structures
  • The physical limits under which wall bracing can be used
  • Bracing methods and options available to builders and designer
  • Rules for the use of bracing
  • Determining how much bracing is required with adjustments and variations
  • Connection details for bracing units, cripple walls and foundations
  • Unique bracing provisions for stone and masonry veneer
  • New simplified wall bracing provisions
  • Narrow wall solutions
  • Whole house considerations and examples.