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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about Wall Bracing Requirements

1. How much wall line do I need to brace?
You can determine this using the brace wall line calculator (see below).

2. Is there a brace wall line calculator I can use?
Yes, the BCD provides this useful tool. Click on the links below to download and save the calculators using Microsoft Excel.
Seismic Bracing Calculator
Wind Bracing Calculator
Instructions for using the calculators

3. Where can I find additional code information?
Many of the answers to your code questions may be found in the 2011 Residential Specialty Code.

Sweet Home City Hall, 1140 12th Avenue, Sweet Home, OR 97386, Ph: (541) 367-5128, Fax (541) 367-5113