Diagonal Strap Braced Walls
by Don Allen, P.E., S.E., LEED AP
March 30, 2022; 11:00 AM -
1:00 1:30 PM Pacific Time
ICC Preferred Provider Course Number: 24443
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.
Don Allen, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, 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 Com¬mittee 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 direc¬tor for the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA), and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). At Super Stud, Allen is actively involved in product development and engineering for multiple lines of products including steel framing, structural floor sheathing, steel structural wall panels, exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS), and hollow metal doors. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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