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R602.10.2 Intermittent braced wall panel construction methods. The construction of intermittent braced wall panels shall be in accordance with one of the methods listed in Table R602.10.2.

TABLE R602.10.2 INTERMITTENT BRACING METHODS

METHOD  MATERIAL MINIMUM THICKNESS FIGURECONNECTION CRITERIA
LIBLet-in-bracing1 x 4 wood or approved metal straps at 45° to 60° angles for maximum 16" stud spacing

Wood: 2-8d nails per stud including top and bottom plate
metal: per manufacturer
DWB Diagonal wood boards3/4" (1" nominal)
for maximum 24" stud spacing


2-8d (21/2" x 0.113") nails
 or 2 staples, 13/4" per stud
WSPWood structural panel
(see Section R604)
3/8"

For exterior sheathing
see Table R602.3(3)
For interior sheathing
see Table R602.3(1)
SFB Structural fiberboard sheathing1/2" or 25/32" for maximum 16" stud spacing

11/2" galvanized roofing nails or
8d common (21/2" x 0.131) nails
at 3" spacing (panel edges) at 6"
spacing (intermediate supports)
GB Gypsum board 1/2"

Nails or screws at 7" spacing at panel edges including top and bottom plates; for all braced wall
panel locations for exterior
sheathing nail or screw size, see
Table R602.3(1); for interior
gypsum board nail or screw size,
see Table R702.3.5
PBS Particleboard sheathing (see Section R605)3/8" or 1/2" for maximum 16" stud spacing

11/2" galvanized roofing nails or
8d common (21/2" x 0.131) nails
at 3" spacing (panel edges) at 6
spacing (intermediate supports)
PCP Portland cement
plaster
See Section R703.6 For maximum 16" stud spacing

11/2", 11 gage, 7/16" head nails at 6" spacing or 7/8", 16 gage staples at 6" spacing
HPSHardboard panel siding7/16"

For maximum 16" stud spacing


0.092" dia., 0.225" head nails
with length to accommodate
11/2" penetration into studs at 4"
spacing (panel edges), at 8"
spacing (intermediate supports)
ABW Alternate braced
wall
See Section R602.10.3.2

See Section R602.10.3.2
PFHIntermittent portal
frame
See Section R602.10.3.3

See Section R602.10.3.3
PFGIntermittent portal frame at garageSee Section R602.10.3.4

See Section R602.10.3.4