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Diagonal Strap Braced Walls

by Don Allen, P.E., S.E.

April 13, 2021; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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Seminar Description

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.
The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

Don Allen, P.E., LEED A.P., SECB, is an internationally known expert in cold-formed steel design, and currently serves as Director of Engineering for Super Stud Building Products. He chairs the Education Committee of the American Iron and Steel Institute, is actively involved in the development of ASTM and AISI standards, and has designed projects in Europe, Africa, and North America. In addition to working for steel product manufacturers, Allen has spent more than a decade in private practice and served over nine years as technical director for the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA), and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI).

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