The Engineered Wood Association has released several new computer-aided design details of the Narrow Wall Bracing Method, a cost-effective bracing solution rapidly gaining favor among code officials, builders and designers for its ability to meet code required wall bracing using site-built techniques and materials. Design details of APA’s Narrow Wall Bracing Method are located at www.apacad.org.
APA’s method is permissible under International Residential Code guidelines (R602.10.5) for homes wrapped with plywood and/or OSB exterior walls. The CAD details can be downloaded in .DWF, .DXF, or .DWG formats. The free details include options for bracing narrow walls on continuous foundations, over crawl space and basements foundations and on second and third floors.
For more information on various narrow wall bracing construction methods and technical data visit APA’s Web site at www.apawood.org/bracing.