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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."Choose it. Select required amount from Table R602.10.3(1).Adjust it. Multiply by adjustment factors.Compare it. Actual BWP length must be greater than the required BWP length.In the three examples below, we use Foley's method to find the required bracing for the first floor of the example house shown.Step...

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