The Simplified Wall Bracing Method described in this report provides building officials, builders and designers with an approach and the supporting technical information to meet the requirements of the 2012 IRC Simplified Wall Bracing (Section R601.12). In the development of this report, the 2012 IRC Simplified Wall Bracing has been modified to increase its applicability to a greater percentage of home designs.
Designs for utilizing wind uplift resistance capabilities from wood structural panels, in addition to resisting lateral shear forces and wind pressure perpendicular to the wall. Updated February 2011, SR-101B.
This APA System Report outlines an efficient, cost-effective construction solution for meeting the lateral and wind uplift load requirements of the IRC using wood structural panels with raised-heel, or energy-heel, trusses. Revised April 2014.
This APA System Report, Fire Protection of Floors Constructed with Prefabricated Wood I-Joists for Compliance with the IRC, provides prescriptive I-joist floor assemblies that comply with 2012 IRC Section R501.3. Revised December 2014.