1. OS2
  2. OP2
  3. OH1
  4. OH4
  5. OS3


OS2 Structural Safety


[F20,F22-OS2.3]Applies to elements that support or are part of an environmental separator.


Intent 1:

To limit the probability of:

  • inadequate strength of individual members,
  • discontinuity of individual members, or
  • compromised load transfer among members.

This is to limit the probability:

  • that the column members will be unable to resist expected vertical loads, which could lead to buckling of individual members,
  • of compromised resistance to buckling, or
  • of unequal load sharing among members of built-up wood columns, which could lead to progressive structural failures of column members.

This is to limit the probability of compromised structural integrity, which could lead to:

  • 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.

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