Metallic bracing systems are used between structural members of metal buildings and are a key element in transferring seismic, wind, and crane thrusts from end walls and sidewalls to the foundation.
Rod bracing is a tension-only bracing system located in the roof and walls of a building between frame members.
Cable bracing is a tension-only X-bracing system and is one of the most efficient ways to transfer longitudinal loads to the foundation in smaller low-rise buildings.
A portal frame is comprised of two columns and a rafter made of built-up material and is attached to the web of the sidewall columns. When bracing occurs in locations where accessories would interfere with rod-bracing, a portal frame can be used.
Flange braces are the structural members that attach eave struts, girts and purlins to primary structures. They are used to prevent the mainframe from twisting or buckling under the load.