This course covers the changes to the wall bracing requirements in the 2012 N. C. Residential Building Code. This is a "hands on" , "how to" course that includes code discussion and class exercises designed to give attendees the necessary knowledge and understanding to perform the manual calculations required to determine bracing requirements. It is highly recommended that attendees bring their code books for reference and a flash drive if they desire a copy of the spread sheets that will be made available.
Steve Knight, P.E., received his BS in Civil Engineering from N.C. State University and holds a master's degree in engineering from USC Columbia, SC. He is licensed to practice engineering in 10 states and is a licensed North Carolina General Contractor. He started his career as a design and test engineer. Later, he joined a construction firm as Vice President of Engineering. In 1994, Mr. Knight started his own engineering consulting firm specializing in residential and commercial construction.