APA Wall-Bracing Calculator Now Available

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The APA has launched a wall-bracing calculator that will save you time and money on expensive callbacks. You can import your drawing to calculate the bracing schedule that you need to fulfill code requirements in the 2009, 2012, and 2015 IRC.

This new wall bracing calculator is easy to use and is free when you register on the APA website.

According to the site, the APA Wall Bracing Calculator is able to help you:

  • Create a project and identify its pertinent details.
  • Pictorially identify and calculate the bracing requirements of each braced wall line.
  • Pictorially identify, qualify and locate each bracing segment on a given wall line.
  • Export the results to a printable document.

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