The provisions of this chapter shall govern the structural design of buildings, structures and portions thereof regulated by this code.
Exception: Buildings and structures located within the high-velocity hurricane zone shall comply with the provisions of Section 1605, 1607, 1611, Sections 1616 through 1626, and, as applicable in flood hazard areas, Section 1612
DEFINITIONS AND NOTATIONS
The following terms are defined in Chapter 2:
ALLOWABLE STRESS DESIGN.
DURATION OF LOAD.