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qofmiwok

"Be aware that many (most?) of the very nice looking garages shown in the featured article will not meet the wall bracing requirements of the current IBC" Would like to know what this means.

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All of the garages shown can be designed (and presumably have been) to meet or exceed the wall bracing requirements of the International Building Code (IBC) / International Residential Code (IRC) for resisting wind and seismic forces. Several narrow bracing methods, such as "Method PFH" may be prescriptively suitable. Alternative solutions can be engineered.

With respect to the comment suggesting that the code requires an inordinate number of studs on each side of garage door openings, it does not.

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sagb34

Thank you for addressing this issue. Too many track homes have garages way too small, especially here in Irvine . Most people end up parking in their driveways or street .

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