Cross Bracing

July 15, 2017

Today we installed two kinds of cross braces.

It was a welcome change of pace to work with some relatively lightweight materials.

The first kind are steel cables that prevent large rectangular areas of structure from racking.

In some cases, a cable passes through a steel member, requiring a hole to be drilled.

There are cables in the center ceiling sections as well as on various wall sections.

The self tapping screws supplied to secure these braces are horrible. We had to pre-drill every hole.

The other kind of bracing triangulated the purlins and the rafters to prevent the rafters from rotating.