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  6. OH1
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  8. OS3


OP2 Structural Sufficiency of the Building


(b) [F21-OP2.3]Applies to elements that support or are part of an environmental separator.


Intent 1:

To limit the probability that weathering of pyritic material will lead to excessive loading on foundation walls, under lateral soil pressure, with attendant structural damage to the foundation and superstructure.

This is to limit the probability of:

  • compromised structural integrity of the foundation or supported elements, or
  • where the foundation serves as or supports an environmental separator, compromised environmental separation elements, which could lead to condensation, rainwater ingress or the ingress of moisture from the ground, which could lead to deterioration of building elements, which could lead to compromised structural integrity.

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

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