Simpson's April 17 Webinar Focuses on Braced-Wall Panels

Originally published by: Simpson Strong-TieApril 4, 2019

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During wind and seismic events, failures often occur in residential structures at large openings adjacent to narrow-wall elements. A properly specified and constructed lateral-force-resisting system greatly improves the survivability of homes in these events.

  • Meeting Braced-Wall Requirements: A New Portal Frame Solution
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • 11:00 AM PST | 2:00 PM ET
  • 1.00 Hour

The 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) includes several different wall-bracing methods for prescriptive construction. Narrow site-built portal frames are often used when there’s not enough room to meet the minimum required braced wall panel length. On April 17, join us to learn how the Strong-Wall® site-built portal frame system (PFS) provides designers, builders and contractors in prescriptive jurisdictions with the flexibility of a new alternative to IRC wall bracing methods.

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As a result of attending this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Describe the most common methods for constructing braced-wall panels, including intermittent, continuous sheathing and narrow-wall alternatives, according to Section R602 of the IRC.
  • Use the Strong-Wall site-built portal frame system (PFS) as an economical alternative braced-wall solution for maintaining narrow-wall widths.
  • Identify framing and anchorage options for the Strong-Wall site-built portal frame system (PFS).
  • Utilize free design tools to calculate the required length of wall bracing and select pre-engineered alternatives to prescriptive braced-wall panels.

Join Simpson Strong-Tie Engineering Manager Bryan Wert, P.E., and Senior Product Manager Tom McClain for an informative conversation about this cost-effective alternative to IRC braced-wall solutions. Participants in the live event will have an opportunity to ask questions.