braced framing

braced framing

[¦brāst ′frām·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
Framing a building with post and braces for stiffness.

braced frame, braced framing, full frame

braced frame, 1
1. The frame of a building in which the resistance to lateral forces or to frame instability is provided by diagonal bracing, K-bracing, or other type of bracing.
2. Heavy, braced wood framing for a structure which uses girts that are mortised into solid posts; the posts are full frame height, with one-story-high studs between, usually diagonally braced.
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Meanwhile, the hospital buildings that opened in 1975 and 1983 are undergoing a seismic upgrade called braced framing that better withstands ``the lateral forces of gravity'' than do steel framed buildings, the original type of construction at the hospital, Foust said.
The new material, called braced framing, is considered about 50 times more rigid than the current system, hospital officials said.