SkinnyBraces are precision engineered. Your earthquake strengthening system needs to be engineered, as well.
Design Professionals can use conventional design methods to determine the earthquake force that a SkinnyBrace must resist. The structural analysis can be based on the following:
Seismic Design parameters:
R = 6.5
Ω-nought = 3
C_d = 4
Once the Design Professional determines the earthquake force, it is a simple matter to select a SkinnyBrace with suitable capacity. In rare cases, two or more SkinnyBraces may be needed along the same wall line.