This wall bracing calculator is a tool designed to simplify and assist in
complying with the complexities of the International Residential Code’s (IRC)
wall bracing provisions while making it easier to consider various code-compliant
wall bracing options for an optimal wall assembly design. See information on wall bracing
and code requirements.
DISCLAIMER: This tool is provided "as is" and no warranty or
representation is made as to the
accuracy of the results obtained. The user must verify suitability for use and
all requirements of the IRC and locally adopted building code and, where
expert advice specific to the proposed construction. This tool is designed for
purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional engineering or
architectural services where required by the IRC or local laws regulating the
professional design. This tool is not intended to cover all possible code-prescribed
alternative bracing configurations and may not be suitable for all building designs.
should consult with a professional engineer or architect or knowledgeable building
verify the suitability of this tool and its results for their specific building