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Prescriptive Wall-Bracing Solutions
Strong Frame® ordinary moment frames are an alternative to wider braced walls required by the IRC and IBC model building codes. Utilized as an alternate method to meet the intent of the code, they help designers avoid the need for wider site-built walls and/or engineered solutions.
This section of the site will guide you to design information on Strong Frame® Ordinary Moment Frames to meet most common framing applications (shown below) in five easy steps.
Step One: Classify your jobsite location.
Determine if the jobsite is in a Wind or Seismic Zone: click here to view the map. (Map is for reference only. Consult your local Building Official for specific wall bracing requirements at your location.)
Step Two: Identify your bracing quantity requirements.
Refer to the applicable building code.
Step Three: What type of foundation do you have?
Brick Ledge Foundations;
Anchorage into Footing
Anchorage into Stemwall
Concrete Masonry Unit Foundations
Also see information about Foundation Design - Solutions for Footing and Grade Beam
(PDF, pgs 59-60 of C-SF09).
Step Four: Select the Strong Frame® Ordinary Moment Frame model.
Use the tables in the PDFs in step three to determine Strong Frame ordinary moment frame model based on height and opening width, and required bracing amount.
Step Five: Determine your anchorage solution.
The tables in the PDFs in step three show both cast-in-place anchorage solutions and post-installed adhesive solutions.