Back4.1.5.15.(1)

ATTRIBUTION:

Functional Statement:

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To support and withstand expected loads and forces.

Objective:

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APPLICATION:

Minimum specified horizontal loads for the design of guards, their connections and their supporting structures.
This applies to buildings described in Sentence 1.3.3.2.(1) of Division A and to buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9] that are required to be designed in accordance with the requirements of Part 4.
This also applies to certain windows in stairways, as stated in Clause 3.4.6.5.(6)(b).
This also applies, in buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9], to:

INTENT:

To limit the probability that the horizontal load for the design of a guard and its supporting elements will not take into account the maximum expected horizontal forces exerted by persons based on the use and occupancy of the guarded area, which could lead to structural failure, which could lead to harm to persons.