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Continuously sheathed portal frame braced wall panels shall be constructed in accordance with Figure R602.10.6.4 and Table R602.10.6.4.
TABLE R602.10.6.4
TENSION STRAP CAPACITY FOR RESISTING WIND PRESSURES PERPENDICULAR TO METHODS PFH, PFG AND CS-PF BRACED WALL PANELSa
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
Ultimate Design Wind Speed Vult (mph)
≤ 110 115 130 ≤ 110 115 130
Exposure B Exposure C
2 × 4 No. 2 Grade 0 10 18 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,050
1 10 9 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,750
16 1,000 1,025 2,050 2,075 2,500 3,950
18 1,000 1,275 2,375 2,400 2,850 DR
2 10 9 1,000 1,000 1,475 1,500 1,875 3,125
16 1,775 2,175 3,525 3,550 4,125 DR
18 2,075 2,500 3,950 3,975 DR DR
2 12 9 1,150 1,500 2,650 2,675 3,175 DR
16 2,875 3,375 DR DR DR DR
18 3,425 3,975 DR DR DR DR
4 12 9 2,275 2,750 DR DR DR DR
12 3,225 3,775 DR DR DR DR
2 × 6 Stud Grade 2 12 9 1,000 1,000 1,700 1,700 2,025 3,050
16 1,825 2,150 3,225 3,225 3,675 DR
18 2,200 2,550 3,725 3,750 DR DR
4 12 9 1,450 1,750 2,700 2,725 3,125 DR
16 2,050 2,400 DR DR DR DR
18 3,350 3,800 DR DR DR DR
For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound = 4.45 N, 1 mile per hour = 0.447 m/s.
DR = Design Required.
  1. Straps shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.


For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm.

FIGURE R602.10.6.4
METHOD CS-PF—CONTINUOUSLY SHEATHED PORTAL FRAME PANEL CONSTRUCTION
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