Step 12. Now determine the tie spacing based on the tie strength by dividing the tie breaking strength by the UL
on a wale. If you do not know the breaking strength of the tie, Table 3-5 gives the breaking loads for a double-
strand wire and tie rods (found in the Army supply system).
If the result does not equal a whole number of inches, round the value down to the next number of inches.
Table 3-5. Average breaking load of tie material (lb).
Step 13. Select the smaller of the tie spacings as determined in Steps 11 and 12.
Step 14. Tie wires must be installed at the intersection of studs and wales. Reduce the stud spacing (Step 7) or
the tie spacing (Step 13) to conform with this requirement. Tie rods may be placed along the wales at the spacing
determined in Step 13 without adjusting the studs. Place the first tie at one-half the maximum tie spacing from
the end of the wale.
Step 15. Determine the number of studs on one side of a form by dividing the form length by
the maximum stud spacing.
Add one to this number and round up to the next integer.