Building Bracing

Each Ceco metal building is engineered to withstand its specific wind or seismic load requirements using components from our extensive bracing system allowing for diaphragm bracing, cable bracing, X bracing or portal frames.

Ceco’s engineers will design wind/seismic bracing to meet wind/seismic load requirements for any given building. Diaphragm bracing will be used whenever applicable but will be supplemented and/or replaced with rod, angle, or cable bracing when diaphragm capacity of sheeting is inadequate. If building requirements preclude the use of rod bracing in sidewalls, this “X” bracing will be replaced by either Cantilever Columns or Portal Frames.