To limit the probability of columns having inadequate
strength, which could lead to an inability to resist loads transmitted
through supported members.
This is to limit the
probability of compromised structural integrity, which could lead
- structural failure, or
- for environmental separators or elements supporting
an environmental separator, excessive deformation or deflection of
exterior walls or roofs, which could lead to 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.