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CHAPTER 16
STRUCTURAL DESIGN


  • SECTION 1601
    GENERAL

    1601.1 Scope.
    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

    SECTION 1602
    DEFINITIONS AND NOTATIONS

    1602.1 Definitions.
    The following terms are defined in Chapter 2:

    ALLOWABLE STRESS DESIGN.

    DEAD LOADS.

    DESIGN STRENGTH.

    DIAPHRAGM.

    Diaphragm, blocked.

    Diaphragm boundary.

    Diaphragm chord.

    Diaphragm flexible.

    Diaphragm, rigid.

    DURATION OF LOAD.

    ESSENTIAL FACILITIES.

    FABRIC PARTITION.

    FACTORED LOAD.

    HELIPAD.

    ICE-SENSITIVE STRUCTURE.

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