FAQs: Wall Bracing Engineered Design and Proprietary Systems
As noted in the Wall Bracing publication, a set of calculations meeting the requirements listed therein must be submitted to the county.
You have two options. The first is to use a proprietary system such as those from Simpson Strong-Tie, or Hardy Frame. The second is to have the structure designed by a registered design professional licensed in the commonwealth of Virginia. See the Wall Bracing publication for more information.