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  • CHAPTER 8
    ROOF-CEILING CONSTRUCTION

    SECTION R801
    GENERAL

    R801.1 Application.

    The provisions of this chapter shall control the design and construction of the roof-ceiling system for buildings.

    R801.2 Requirements.

    Roof and ceiling 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.

    R801.3 Roof drainage.

    In areas where expansive or collapsible soils are known to exist, all dwellings shall have a controlled method of water disposal from roofs that will collect and discharge roof drainage to the ground surface not less than 5 feet (1524 mm) from foundation walls or to an approved drainage system.