The primary purpose for the temporary bracing of tilt-up concrete wall panels is to help them resist lateral wind forces. In addition to stabilizing panels in gusty winds, braces may also be needed to support tilt-up panels subbject to other lateral forces, such as backfilling or the accidental impact of moving construction equipment.
To ensure that a bracing system will provide adequate panel stability for the anticipated wind forces, you must pay particular attention to:
- The types, lengths, and capacities of the braces used
- The concrete anchors at the ends of the braces
- Planning of brace locations