Horizontal Loads

Braces should be designed to resist all foreseeable horizontal loads, such as seismic forces, wind, cable tension, inclined sup­ports, dumping of concrete, etc.

Wall form bracing must be designed to meet the minimum wind load requirements of ANSI A58.1 or the local design building code, whichever is more stringent. For exposed wall, the minimum wind design load should not be less than 15 psf. Bracing for wall forms should be designed for a horizontal load of at least 100 lb per lineal foot of the wall, applied at the top.