Seismic Bracing L3

Seismic Bracing L3


Credits 2.0

30-day access

  • NFPA 13 2019
  • NFPA 13 2016

This course covers the purpose of seismic bracing, seismic separation requirements, and sway bracing, including examples of seismic bracing calculations per NFPA 13 requirements.

Topics include:

  • Couplings
  • Seismic Separation Assembly
  • Clearance
  • Sway Bracing
  • Assemblies
  • Lateral Sway Bracing
  • Longitudinal Sway Bracing
  • Horizontal Seismic Loads
  • Net Vertical Reaction Forces
  • Sway Brace Installation
  • Horizontal Loads
  • Fasteners
  • Sway Brace Connections
  • Branchline Restraint
  • Hangers and Fasteners
  • Sway Brace Calculation Example

After the lessons, there will be a quiz to test your knowledge!

Understand the requirements for Seismic Bracing per NFPA 13.

This course provides the knowledge to:

  • Understand load and force requirements for seismic bracing
  • Apply hanger, fastener, and restraint requirements to seismic brace assemblies
  • Perform calculations for a sway brace

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