MINIMUM HOLD-DOWN FORCES FOR METHOD ABW BRACED WALL PANELS
|SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY AND WIND SPEED||SUPPORTING/STORY||HOLD-DOWN FORCE (pounds)|
|Height of Braced Wall Panel|
|8 feet||9 feet||10 feet||11 feet||12 feet|
|SDC A, B and C Ultimate design wind speed < 140 mph||One story||1,800||1,800||1,800||2,000||2,200|
|First of two stories||3,000||3,000||3,000||3,300||3,600|
|SDC D0, D1 and D2 Ultimate design wind speed <140 mph||One story||1,800||1,800||1,800||NP||NP|
|First of two stories||3,000||3,000||3,000||NP||NP|
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound = 4.45 N, 1 mile per hour = 0.447 m/s.
NP = Not Permitted.
R602.10.6.3 Method PFG: Portal Frame at Garage Door Openings in Seismic Design Categories A, B and C
Continuously sheathed portal frame braced wall panels shall be constructed in accordance with Figure R602.10.6.4 and Table R602.10.6.4. The number of continuously sheathed portal frame panels in a single braced wall line shall not exceed four.
TENSION STRAP CAPACITY FOR RESISTING WIND PRESSURES PERPENDICULAR TO METHODS PFH, PFG AND CS-PF BRACED WALL PANELS
|MINIMUM WALL STUD FRAMING NOMINAL SIZE AND GRADE||MAXIMUM PONY WALL HEIGHT (feet)||MAXIMUM TOTAL WALL HEIGHT (feet)||MAXIMUM OPENING WIDTH (feet)||TENSION STRAP CAPACITY REQUIRED (pounds)a, b|
|Ultimate Design Wind Speed Vult (mph)|
|Exposure B||Exposure C|
|2 × 4 No. 2 Grade||0||10||18||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,050|
|2 × 6 Stud Grade||2||12||9||1,000||1,000||1,700||1,700||2,025||3,050|
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 mile per hour = 0.447 m/s.
- DR = Design Required.
- Straps shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.
R602.10.6.5 Wall Bracing for Dwellings With Stone and Masonry Veneer in Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2
Where stone and masonry veneer are installed in accordance with Section R703.8, wall bracing on exterior braced wall lines and braced wall lines on the interior of the building, backing or perpendicular to and laterally supporting veneered walls shall comply with this section.
Where dwellings in Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2 have stone or masonry veneer installed in accordance with Section R703.8, and the veneer does not exceed the first-story height, wall bracing shall be in accordance with Section R602.10.3.
Where detached one- or two-family dwellings in Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2 have stone or masonry veneer installed in accordance with Section R703.8, and the veneer exceeds the first-story height, wall bracing at exterior braced wall lines and braced wall lines on the interior of the building shall be constructed using Method BV-WSP in accordance with this section and Figure R602.10.6.5. Cripple walls shall not be permitted, and required interior braced wall lines shall be supported on continuous foundations.
METHOD BV-WSP WALL BRACING REQUIREMENTS
|SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY||STORY||BRACED WALL LINE LENGTH (FEET)||SINGLE-STORY HOLD-DOWN FORCE (pounds)a||CUMULATIVE HOLD-DOWN FORCE (pounds)b|
|Minimum Total Length (feet) of Braced Wall Panels Required Along each Braced Wall Line|
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound per square foot = 0.479 kPa, 1 pound-force = 4.448 N.
NP = Not Permitted.
N/A = Not Applicable.
- Hold-down force is minimum allowable stress design load for connector providing uplift tie from wall framing at end of braced wall panel at the noted story to wall framing at end of braced wall panel at the story below, or to foundation or foundation wall. Use single-story hold-down force where edges of braced wall panels do not align; a continuous load path to the foundation shall be maintained.
- Where hold-down connectors from stories above align with stories below, use cumulative hold-down force to size middle- and bottom-story hold-down connectors.