To limit the probability of:
- an inadequate distribution of roof or floor loads transmitted
through framing elements, which could lead to overstressing of hollow
- an inadequate barrier, which could lead to termites
accessing structural wood elements, or
- the ingress of water into the cores of hollow masonry
This is to limit the probability of compromised structural
integrity, which could lead to:
- structural failure, or
- where elements support or are part of an environmental
separator, the displacement or failure of required environmental separation
elements, which could lead to the deterioration of building elements.
This is to limit the probability of harm to persons.