APA Wall Bracing Calculator
Free software helps builders meet the IRC wall bracing requirement
Navigating the IRC’s wall bracing requirements can be a pain, especially when you’re building in a windy area or you’re dealing with large expanses of windows and doors. The APA’s recently updated wall bracing calculator allows you to import drawings and determine a bracing schedule wall by wall that satisfies the wall bracing requirements found in the 2009, 2012, and 2015 IRC. The software is pretty easy to navigate and you can’t beat the price. It’s free after registering on the APA website.