Braced Wall Specification Changes to the 2009 IRC (pt. 2)

The newest edition of the International Residential Code sees some changes to the requirements of wall bracing. A new requirement (ref. section R602.10.1.2.1) is one that ties the braced wall panel construction prescribed in chapter 6 to the roof-ceiling construction prescribed in chapter 8. Section R602.10.1.2.1 applies to all exterior walls that support roof structure …

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