To limit the probability that the performance of
adjustable steel columns will fall significantly below expectations.
This is to limit the probability of compromised structural
integrity, which could lead to:
- structural failure, or
- for environmental separators or elements supporting
an environmental separator, excessive deformation or deflection of
exterior walls or roofs, which could lead to the displacement or failure
of required environmental separation elements, which could lead to
the deterioration of building elements.
This is to limit the probability of harm to persons.