Hardy Frame® HFX-Series Brace Frame on Upper Floor

panel on concrete

  • Allowable values in HFX-Series Product Catalog Table 1.3A have been adjusted to maintain code drift limit while including the effects of crushing in wood members below

  • For "straight stack" installations cumulative forces must be considered by the building design professional

  • For discontinuous systems amplification factors must be considered by the building design professional

  • For installation on beams, size plate washers on underside of wood beam to prevent crushing and include deflection from the overturning couple in the drift procedure

  • Because Brace Frames are wider, overturning forces cause less compression on wood below and shrinkage has less effect on horizontal drift.

  • Unlike Panels, Brace Frames install on the bottom plate above floor systems. Hardy Frame® Bearing Plates are not necessary.



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