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Wall Bracing Calculator Adds 2018 IRC Wall Bracing Requirements

Wall Bracing CalculatorOriginally released in 2014 and updated in 2017, the Wall Bracing Calculator is a free tool that generates a printed report showing IRC wall bracing compliance. The report's visual format provides a graphic representation of how IRC wall bracing requirements have been met, simplifying the approval process for builders and code officials.

APA's online Wall Bracing Calculator now includes an option that verifies wall bracing requirements for the 2018 version of the International Residential Code (IRC). The calculator includes wall bracing requirements for the 2018, 2015, 2012 and 2009 IRC so that users can choose the correct version of the IRC for their jurisdiction.


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Frame it Right! Back to Basics for Big Buildings
November 29—12 p.m. EDT, 9 a.m. PDT

T210The demand for commercial and multifamily construction is soaring, and the framing industry is expanding to meet this demand. APA – The Engineered Wood Association has walked hundreds of job sites and identified the most common wood construction framing errors found in today’s nonresidential buildings. This session will examine the consequences of these framing mistakes from the ground up, providing practical solutions for avoiding typical issues using APA’s resources as a guide. This course is approved by AIA (1 HSW/LU) and ICC (0.10 CEU)


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Engineered Wood I-Joists: Fire Protective Assemblies and Firefighter Safety

resilient constructionPresented by Robert Neale of Integra Code Consultants, former vice president of National Fire Service Activities for the International Code Council, this training focuses on assemblies that meet the fire-protective membrane requirements of the code, specifically as they relate to I-joist floor systems. This information is presented in the context of what firefighters, fire officials and code officials should know about code requirements and tested alternatives to ensure requisite structural performance in fire conditions. This course is approved by AIA (1 HSW/LU) and ICC (0.10 CEU).


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