Confusion and Misconceptions with Vertical End Bracing

When it comes to the design and detailing of roof bracing, one commonly overlooked aspect is vertical end bracing or “cut-off” end bracing, even though it functions as an important link in the overall lateral bracing system on a structure. The intention of vertical end bracing is to function as a transfer mechanism to bridge the gap between the roof bracing (usually inclined with the roof pitch) and wall bracing which typically finishes at the top of the wall frame. 

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