The amount of bracing required is a function of the wind speed, the exposure, the story of the house, the spacing of the braced wall lines, and the bracing method used. In his training course, Foley teaches a method for calculating the required bracing length that he calls "Choose it, Adjust it, Compare it."

In the three examples below, we use Foley's method to find the required bracing for the first floor of the example house shown.

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