PHRC Webinars

Wall Bracing in the UCC

10/8/2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Brian Wolfgang (PHRC)


Link to Webinar:


Act 1 of 2011 changed many things for the PA Uniform Construction Code, including that “the wall bracing requirements of sections R602.10 through R602.11.3 of the 2006 International Residential Code shall be part of the Uniform Construction Code.” Many builders have questions regarding the relationship between 2006 requirements and the provisions in the 2015 IRC, including the revised wind speed requirements. This webinar will revisit some of the core 2006 wall bracing provisions and discuss the role of these requirements in the current PA Uniform Construction Code.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the impact of Act 1 of 2011 language that directs builders and designers to the 2006 IRC for prescriptive wall bracing provisions.
  2. Analyze the principles behind wall bracing and the methods for resisting lateral loads in order to provide a structurally sound framing system.
  3. Examine the core prescriptive methodology for accounting for wall bracing requirements based on 2006 IRC requirements.
  4. Illustrate wall bracing requirements through example calculations and applications to common wall framing scenarios.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit in live webinar

Credit Hours

Live Webinar: 1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304