A Guide to the 2018 IRC® Wood Wall Bracing Provisions

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Wall bracing is a common source of confusion and misapplication although it is of critical importance when designing, performing plan review, building or inspecting a structure. This full-color illustrative guide was developed to help building designers, builders, building officials and others using the code in the application of the lateral bracing requirements of the 2018 International Residential Code® (IRC). The authors identify and explain the key elements of wall bracing and demystify the IRC prescriptive bracing provisions.

Available now: the free 2021 Supplement to A Guide to the 2018 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions.

Wall bracing is a common source of confusion and misapplication although it is of critical importance when designing, performing plan review, building or inspecting a structure. This full-color illustrative supplement to the Wall Bracing Guide was developed to help building designers, builders, building officials and others using the code in the application of the lateral bracing requirements of the 2021 International Residential Code® (IRC). The authors identify and explain the key changes to elements of wall bracing in the 2021 IRC as a supplement to the Guide to the 2018 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions.

If you already own a 2018 Wall Bracing Guide, just download the supplement. If you are looking at wall bracing for the first time with the 2021 IRC, download the supplement on this page and consider buying the Guide to the 2018 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions.

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