To limit the probability that the eccentric loading of footings
will lead to uneven pressure on soil beneath columns, which could lead to
soil settlement and footing and column failure.
to limit the probability of:
- compromised structural integrity, or
- for environmental separators or elements supporting an environmental
separator, the displacement or failure of required environmental separation
elements, which could lead to the deterioration of building elements.
For floors and elements supporting floors, this to limit the probability
of excessive deflection or vibration of floors, which could lead to a loss
of balance, tripping or falling, which could lead to harm to persons.
To direct Code users to Section
contains requirements for footings.