OP2 Structural Sufficiency of the Building

To limit the probability that the calculation of loads due to earthquake will not take into account the expected distribution of the base shear into seismic forces acting at each storey, including higher forces induced at the top of tall buildings, which could lead to:

- the excessive deformation of, or excessive stress in, the structural elements, which could lead to damage to the building, or
- the excessive deformation of, or excessive stress in, the building structure, which could lead to damage to the building, which could impede the intended use and occupancy of the building.