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  • CHAPTER6
    WALL CONSTRUCTION  

    SECTIONR601
    GENERAL

    R601.1 Application.

    The provisions of this chapter shall control the design and construction of walls and partitions for buildings.

    R601.2 Requirements.

    Wall construction shall be capable of accommodating all loads imposed in accordance with Section R301 and of transmitting the resulting loads to the supporting structural elements.

    R601.2.1 Compressible floor-covering materials.

    Compressible floor-covering materials that compress more than 1/32 inch (0.8 mm) when subjected to 50 pounds (23 kg) applied over 1 inch square (645 mm) of material and are greater than 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) in thickness in the uncompressed state shall not extend beneath walls, partitions or columns, which are fastened to the floor.