Functional Statement:


To support and withstand expected loads and forces.





Specified vertical load for the design of guards, their connections and their supporting structures.
This applies to buildings described in Sentence of Division A and to buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence of Division A for application of Part 9] that are required to be designed in accordance with the requirements of Part 4.


To limit the probability that the vertical load for the design of a guard and its supporting structure will not take into account the maximum expected weight of persons sitting on the guard, which could lead to structural failure, which could lead to harm to persons.
To clarify that the loads applied vertically at the top of every guard need not be combined with the loads applied horizontally at the top of every guard as specified in Sentence