The example takes a residential building with the following characteristics:

This example shows the procedure for designing a simple wall bracing.

  • single storey
  • rectangular home (16.2 m x 7.2 m)
  • gable roof.
Diagram showing a plan of a rectangular home 16,200 x 7,200.

Designing the bracing

There are six steps in this process:

  1. Determine the wind classification.
  2. Determine the wind pressure.
  3. Determine the area of elevation.
  4. Calculate the racking force.
  5. Design the bracing systems.
  6. Check even distribution and spacing connection of bracing.