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Lateral (Wall) Bracing

January 26, 2017: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Please join us as Lou Daviau from Simpson Strong-Tie discusses “Shear Walls and Lateral Bracing in Light Frame Construction” along with some practical applications to satisfy the 2016 CT state building code.

Shear Walls and Lateral Bracing in Light Frame Construction gives designers the insight needed to set realistic client expectations when discussing the interplay of structural requirements and design possibilities. We will investigate the impact of wind and seismic loading on light frame structures, and how these forces are resisted in a structure. We’ll discuss selection criteria and the pros and cons of prescriptive vs. performance based (engineered design) solutions. Additionally, we will evaluate three code-approved pre-manufactured wall bracing equivalents that allow designers to maintain design flexibility while meeting code requirements.

During this workshop, attendees will follow along with a computer presentation and participate in classroom discussions.

AIA Credit Information  (1hr LU/HSW)
This course has been approved by AIA CES. It is a course requirement that in order to receive AIA LU/HSW for passing this course, you must have entered your AIA member number in the AIA Member number field in your Simpson profile page. If your member number is not inserted into your profile, we cannot report your credit information to the AIA. If you have entered your AIA member number, Simpson Strong-Tie will forward your credit information for this course to the AIA on your behalf by the 1st week of next month. Please retain your Completion Certificate for your records.

AIA members are only permitted to take the same course once every three years for AIA continuing education credits.

AIA LU/HSW Completion Requirements

  • 100% attendance is required
  • No test is required to receive LU/HSW
  • No partial credits will be awarded

Also approved for IACET / ICC / AIBD credits.

Please join us  on Wednesday, January 25 at the Ring’s End Education Center (160 Avon Street, Stratford CT) -or- Thursday, January 26 at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall (52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme CT).  This 2 hour seminar begins at 9:00am and there is no fee to attend.


Registration is being handled through Simpson Strong-Tie

Should you experience any difficulty, please contact

Keristin Schnurbusch

(800) 999-5099 ext 4016



January 26, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Lou Daviau


Old Lyme Town Hall
52 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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