APA Wall Bracing Calculator

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Welcome to the APA Wall Bracing Calculator. This tool is intended to simplify the design of residential structures that comply with 2009, 2012, and/or 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) wall bracing requirements.

This calculator is intended for use by experienced designers that are familiar with wall bracing.

With the APA Wall Bracing Calculator:

  1. Create a project and identify its pertinent details.
  2. Pictorially identify and calculate the bracing requirements of each braced wall line.
  3. Pictorially identify, qualify and locate each bracing segment on a given wall line.
  4. Export the results to a printable document.

Download the APA Wall Bracing Calculator Quick Start Guide for a tutorial.

Note: Recent updates to the Wall Bracing Calculator may have caused glitches to saving or printing to PDF for some users. A fix has been put in place. If problems persist, please contact the APA Help Desk.