Back9.23.11.4.(1)

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F20

To support and withstand expected loads and forces.

F22

To limit movement under expected loads and forces.

F20

To support and withstand expected loads and forces.

F22

To limit movement under expected loads and forces.

Objective:

OS2.1, OS2.5, OS2.5, OS2.3

 

APPLICATION:

Staggering of joints in top wall plates for loadbearing stud walls, in wood-frame constructions to which Section 9.23. applies [see Sentence 9.23.1.1.(1) for application of Section 9.23.].

INTENT:

To limit the probability of discontinuity of top plates, which could lead to an inability to resist expected gravity and lateral loads, which could lead to:
  • the inadequate transfer of vertical loads to and from studs, which could lead to the excessive deflection or failure of wall plates, or
  • inadequate diaphragm action of plates, which could lead to the excessive deflection of walls.
This is to limit the probability of compromised structural integrity, which could lead to:
  • the structural collapse of wood-frame construction, or
  • where wood-frame construction supports or is part of an environmental separator, the excessive deformation, displacement or failure of required environmental separation elements, which could lead to deterioration, which could lead to further compromised structural integrity.
This is to limit the probability of harm to persons.

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F20

To support and withstand expected loads and forces.

F22

To limit movement under expected loads and forces.

F20

To support and withstand expected loads and forces.

F22

To limit movement under expected loads and forces.

Objective:

OP2.1, OP2.5, OP2.4, OP2.5, OP2.3

 

APPLICATION:

Staggering of joints in top wall plates for loadbearing stud walls, in wood-frame constructions to which Section 9.23. applies [see Sentence 9.23.1.1.(1) for application of Section 9.23.].

INTENT:

To limit the probability of discontinuity of top plates, which could lead to an inability to resist expected gravity and lateral loads, which could lead to:
  • the inadequate transfer of vertical loads to and from studs, which could lead to the excessive deflection or failure of wall plates, or
  • inadequate diaphragm action of plates, which could lead to the excessive deflection of walls.
This is to limit the probability of compromised structural integrity, which could lead to:
  • the structural collapse of wood-frame construction, or
  • where wood-frame construction supports or is part of an environmental separator, the excessive deformation, displacement or failure of required environmental separation elements, which could lead to deterioration, which could lead to further compromised structural integrity.
This is to limit the probability of:
  • the space being unsuitable for its intended use,
  • compromised operation of windows or doors, or
  • damage to the building.

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F20

To support and withstand expected loads and forces.

F22

To limit movement under expected loads and forces.

Objective:

OH1.1, OH1.2, OH1.3

 

APPLICATION:

Staggering of joints in top wall plates for loadbearing stud walls, in wood-frame constructions to which Section 9.23. applies [see Sentence 9.23.1.1.(1) for application of Section 9.23.].

INTENT:

To limit the probability of discontinuity of top plates, which could lead to an inability to resist expected gravity and lateral loads, which could lead to:
  • the inadequate transfer of vertical loads to and from studs, which could lead to the excessive deflection or failure of wall plates, or
  • inadequate diaphragm action of plates, which could lead to the excessive deflection of walls.
Where wood-frame construction supports or is part of an environmental separator, this is to limit the probability of the displacement or failure of required environmental separation elements, which could lead to:
  • condensation,
  • precipitation ingress,
  • excessive heat transfer,
  • pollutant ingress, or
  • compromised thermal performance of components intended to resist heat transfer.
This is to limit the probability of:
  • inadequate control of temperatures of interior spaces, drafts, relative humidity or water accumulation,
  • the generation of pollutants from biological growth or from materials that become unstable on wetting, or
  • deterioration, which could lead to further compromised integrity of environmental separators.
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.

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F22

To limit movement under expected loads and forces.

Objective:

OH4

 

APPLICATION:

Staggering of joints in top wall plates for loadbearing stud walls, in wood-frame constructions to which Section 9.23. applies [see Sentence 9.23.1.1.(1) for application of Section 9.23.].

INTENT:

To limit the probability of discontinuity of top plates, which could lead to an inability to resist expected gravity and lateral loads, which could lead to:
  • the inadequate transfer of vertical loads to and from studs, which could lead to the excessive deflection or failure of wall plates, or
  • inadequate diaphragm action of plates, which could lead to the excessive deflection of walls.
For floors and constructions supporting floors, this is to limit the probability of:
  • compromised structural integrity, or
  • for exterior floors or environmental separators supporting a floor, the excessive deformation, displacement or failure of required environmental separation elements, which could lead to deterioration, which could lead to further compromised structural integrity.
This is to limit the probability of excessive movement, vibration or deflection of floors, which could lead to negative effects on the psychological well-being of persons.

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F22

To limit movement under expected loads and forces.

Objective:

OS1.2

 

APPLICATION:

Staggering of joints in top wall plates for loadbearing stud walls, in wood-frame constructions to which Section 9.23. applies [see Sentence 9.23.1.1.(1) for application of Section 9.23.].

INTENT:

To limit the probability of discontinuity of top plates, which could lead to an inability to resist expected gravity and lateral loads, which could lead to:
  • the inadequate transfer of vertical loads to and from studs, which could lead to the excessive deflection or failure of wall plates, or
  • inadequate diaphragm action of plates, which could lead to the excessive deflection of walls.
Where assemblies are required to provide fire resistance, this is to limit the probability of compromised fire resistance of the assembly, which could lead to harm to persons.

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

F22

To limit movement under expected loads and forces.

F22

To limit movement under expected loads and forces.

Objective:

OS3.1, OS3.7

 

APPLICATION:

Staggering of joints in top wall plates for loadbearing stud walls, in wood-frame constructions to which Section 9.23. applies [see Sentence 9.23.1.1.(1) for application of Section 9.23.].

INTENT:

To limit the probability of discontinuity of top plates, which could lead to an inability to resist expected gravity and lateral loads, which could lead to:
  • the inadequate transfer of vertical loads to and from studs, which could lead to the excessive deflection or failure of wall plates, or
  • inadequate diaphragm action of plates, which could lead to the excessive deflection of walls.
Where walls support floors, this is to limit the probability of:
  • the excessive deformation of floors, which could lead to compromised operation of doors required for egress in an emergency, or
  • the excessive deflection or vibration of floors, which could lead to persons losing their balance, tripping or falling.
This is to limit the probability of harm to persons.