Lateral Load Solutions for Light-Frame Multi-Story Structures

CodeWatcher MiTek Hardy Frame

Resisting lateral loads with limited exterior wall space? Sometimes standard sheathed shear walls don’t cut it. Here’s a solution from MiTek Hardy Frame.

As demand for more and larger windows and openings in light-frame, multi-story buildings grows, builders need more options than just traditional wood-sheathed shear walls. The solution for effective and ductile lateral-load resistance is MiTek’s code-compliant Hardy Frame product line.

Whether you’re looking for wind and seismic code compliance–or just a design that opens larger architectural openings–MiTek’s Hardy Frame product line now offers seven products in a “full load spectrum” offering of engineered solutions.

Two of these solutions are new to the market, offering industry firsts: Cold-formed steel moment frames that can be assembled on site. Learn more at:

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