To limit the probability that performance, with
respect to loadbearing capacity, water transfer and freeze-thaw resistance,
will fall significantly below expectations, which could lead to an
inability to resist expected gravity or lateral loads, as well as
moisture or temperature loads.
This is to limit
the probability of compromised structural integrity, which could lead
- structural failure of masonry construction,
- where masonry construction is part of an environmental
separator, the excessive deformation, displacement or failure of required
environmental separation elements, which could lead to deterioration,
which could lead to further compromised structural integrity, or
- in assemblies exposed to moisture or the exterior, damage
and deterioration, which could lead to further compromised structural
This is to limit the probability of harm to persons.