"ASTM E580 5.2 Lateral Force Bracing," requires that lateral force bracing members shall be spaced a minimum of 6in. from all horizontal piping or duct work. This requirement is very restrictive and at times, impossible to achieve.
The task group assigned to this Work Item will investigate the history of the requirement, investigate the potential for reducing the minimum clearance, and/or investigate an alternative clearance requirement for rigid bracing.
Developed by Subcommittee: E33.04
Staff Manager: Kelly Paul
Date Initiated: 03-22-2022
Technical Contact: Jason Ameen