OH1 Indoor Conditions

To limit the probability that the amount and spacing of horizontal reinforcement will not be adequate to ensure nominal ductility, which could lead to the cracking or displacement of foundation walls.

Where elements support or are part of an environmental separator, this is to limit the probability of:

- condensation,
- rainwater ingress,
- the ingress of moisture from the ground, or
- compromised thermal performance of components intended to provide resistance to heat transfer.

This is to limit the probability of:

- an inadequate control of temperatures of interior spaces, relative humidity, or water accumulation,
- the generation of pollutants from biological growth or from materials that become unstable on wetting, or
- compromised integrity of elements supported by foundations, which could lead to the deterioration of building elements.

This is to limit the probability of:

- negative effects on the air quality of indoor spaces,
- the inadequate thermal comfort of persons, and
- contact with moisture.

This is to limit the probability of harm to persons.