Why Wall Bracing and Wall Bracing Strategy, the first in a series of five webinars that will address multiple aspects of wall bracing, including bracing for higher seismic and wind zones, will be held this Thursday, June 26 at 3:00 PM EDT. AIBD and APA are teaming to present the free webinars series and attending AIBD members are eligible to earn continuing education units. Participation is free but advanced registration is required.
Wall bracing is a method of providing lateral load resistance to residential structures. The initial webinar will provide an overview of wall bracing strategy and techniques, including how lateral loads are handled through braced wall lines and braced wall panels, the wall bracing methods and options provided in the IRC, and the history and development of wall bracing.
Additional webinars will be held monthly through October and will address related topics, including meeting code requirements with wall bracing, the simplified wall bracing method, and bracing for higher seismic and wind zones.
Click on each title below to register today:
- June 26, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Why wall bracing and wall bracing strategy.
- July 17, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Meeting the code through prescriptive wall bracing.
- August 21, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Simplified wall bracing and what to provide the building official.
- September 18, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Seismic-related provisions and tips to meeting them.
- October 16, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Building Wood Framed Structures for High Wind Resistance.
Registration for NCBDC exams in Columbus closes Friday.
Anyone wishing to take one or more of the NCBDC Certified Professional Building Designer exams on July 27 & 29 in Columbus, OH, must submit their registration form to the AIBD National Office by 5pm EDT Friday, June 27th. Only those who have already been approved to sit for the NCBDC exams may register. To learn more about how to apply for approval, contact Steve Mickley by calling 1-800-366-2423 or writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the applications and registration forms are found in the CPBD Candidate Handbook which can be downloaded from the NCBDC website. CLICK HERE