Full Wall Partitions


To brace partitions that extend to the ceiling.


When anchoring to post-tensioned slab, locate and avoid reinforcing.


Install braces that extend to the structure above.

Supplies Required

  • Angle—2″ x 2″ x 1/8″ (for bracing over 10″ in length, use 3″ x 3″ x 3/16″)
  • Expansion bolts—3/8″ diameter (for concrete)
  • Lag bolts—3/8″ diameter x 3″ (for wood)
  • Screws—No. 12


  1. Install angle braces at 8′-0″ on center, alternating sides, at least two per partition.
  2. Attach the angle to the structure above with expansion bolts for concrete or lag bolts for wood.
  3. Attach the angle to the top plate of the wall with two screws.


Provide 1/2″ minimum separation between the ceiling system and enclosing walls (see Suspended Ceiling section).

Full Height Wall Section
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD