Bracing of Tension Chord of a Truss or Joist

The_Importance_of_Tension_Chord_Bracing_-_longer_paper.pdf (59.5 KB)

The above is an article by James Fisher regarding tension chord bracing. I have read differing opinions on the subject and would be interested in hearing from SE members on the subject.

Will take a gander, in a bit… up to my eyeballs in scanning… There was an article in the AISC publication about 30 years ago on the importance of bracing.


Here is one comment on the paper and a response from Fisher:

Discussion_ The Importance of Tension Chord Bracing.pdf (192.2 KB)

Thanks, BART…