1. OS2
  2. OP2


OP2 Structural Sufficiency of the Building


[F20-OP2.3]Applies to elements that support or are part of an environmental separator.


Intent 1:

To limit the probability of:

  • joists or beams being unable to resist expected gravity or lateral loads, which could lead to crushing of wood, or
  • excessive stress on masonry units, which could lead to compression failure of masonry units.

This is to limit the probability of:

  • compromised structural integrity of beams or masonry construction,
  • where masonry construction is part of an environmental separator, the displacement or failure of required environmental separation elements, which could lead to deterioration, or
  • an inability to resist expected loads, which could lead to:
    • the excessive movement or deformation of walls, or
    • the excessive deflection or vibration of floors.

This is to limit the probability of damage to the building.

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