R602.10.2.1 Intermittent Braced Wall Panel Interior Finish Material
Intermittent braced wall panels shall have gypsum wall board installed on the side of the wall opposite the bracing material. Gypsum wall board shall be not less than 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) in thickness and be fastened in accordance with Table R702.3.5 for interior gypsum wall board.
- Wall panels that are braced in accordance with Methods GB, ABW, PFG and PFH.
- When an approved interior finish material with an in-plane shear resistance equivalent to gypsum board is installed.
- For Methods DWB, WSP, SFB, PBS, PCP and HPS, omitting gypsum wall board is permitted provided the length of bracing in Tables R602.10.1.2(1) and R602.10.1.2(2) is multiplied by a factor of 1.5.