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OS2 Structural Safety


[F20,F80-OS2.3]Applies to elements that support or are part of an environmental separator.


Intent 1:

To limit the probability of:

  • excessive flexibility in the connection between masonry veneer and backup framing, or
  • an inability to resist lateral loads.

This is to limit the probability of the excessive flexing of masonry veneer, which could lead to cracking or buckling.

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

  • structural failure of masonry construction, or
  • 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.

This is to limit the probability of harm to persons.

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