Wall Bracing Design Should Be Included
in Structural Design and Listed in Each State Regulations

One of the daily responsibilities at Multinail Engineering involves reviewing wall bracing for fabricators. Many “simple” residential bracing works in NSW, VIC, SA, and TAS are traditionally handled by timber frame and truss fabricators and detailers because the structural design drawings often lack specific wall bracing details. Engineers from engineering consultancy commonly assume that frame and truss fabricators or on-site carpenters can manage these aspects. While this assumption often holds true due to the well-trained carpenters and detailers proficient in engineering works, there are cases where this approach falls short.

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