As per the National Building Code of Canada and CSA S136, sheathing providing full lateral support on both sides of the studs is assumed. The sheathings are to have adequate durability, strength & rigidity to prevent the studs from buckling laterally. In addition to the sheathing requirements outlined above, you must also:
- Provide bridging at 5’-0” or less in order to align members and to provide the necessary structural integrity during construction and in the completed structure.
- Design the bridging to prevent stud rotation.
- Provide periodic anchorage and/or blocking-in for the bridging as required structurally.
Bailey Bridging Channel and the accompanying Bridging Clips (UBC) satisfy the requirements above if installed properly. The bridging channel, when secured using bridging clips, will prevent the stud from rotating and the attached clips provide anchorage to the channel and stud.