X-bracing

cross bracing

1. Any system of bracing in which the diagonals intersect; also called X-bracing.
2. Horizontal timbering which extends across an excavation so as to support a cofferdam or sheathing.
3. Braces that cross from one column to the next to increase the load-bearing capacity of the combination.
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Independent cross members can be pulled individually and relined in a clean work bay versus on a screen tower, and reduce the need for heavy and wear prone X-bracing. Cross members are on 4-ft.
The distinctive X-bracing on the exterior has helped make the building an architectural icon.
Mdeod Road (Squalicum High School), $400,000 for educational: replacement of existing skyroof translucent panels: new flashing and sheet metal work: installation of new structural x-bracing and purlins.
According to AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings 2005 [15], neither of X-bracing or K-bracing configuration is permitted to be used for buckling restrained braced frames (BRBF).
In this study, the effect of X-bracing configuration on earthquake-resistant and cost-effective steel building design is investigated by considering displacement based structural design procedure.
The building features a belted steel frame with X-bracing in selected bays.
All Revival Series guitars are handmade in the Breedlove shop in Bend, Oregon, and feature "pre-war" scalloped X-bracing, a modified "V" neck carve and an antique, hand-rubbed, semi-gloss finish.
On pages 157-60, Dr Gura covers Bini's patent on X-bracing of a pattern slightly different from Martin's and makes the statement, 'Interestingly, Bini nowhere mentions the reason usually given for X-bracing's popularity on Martin's instruments--that it strengthened the sounding board enough for one to use steel strings (which require more tension to bring them to pitch).' While it is true that the Martin X-bracing pattern has become the standard for most steel string guitars, I find it not at all surprising that no mention was made of the potential for the use of steel strings with X-bracing by Bini in his patent statement.
His buildings make extensive use of triangular bracing to form X-bracing.
LodeRail requires no X-bracing, building ties or kickers for configuration.
Bridging, or "X-bracing," allows joists to share weight.
Most framers install X-bracing ([ILLUSTRATION FOR PHOTO OMITTED], page 177) using 16 gauge, 3-inch flat strapping material.