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Last edited 06 May 2021
The 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), published by the International Code Council (ICC) defines a diaphragm as: ‘A horizontal or nearly horizontal system acting to transmit lateral forces to the vertical resisting elements. Where the term “diaphragm” is used, it includes horizontal bracing systems.’
See also: Diaphragm wall.
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