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This User's Guide is intended to help Code users understand and apply the design requirements provided in Part 4 of Division B of the National Building Code of Canada 2005. The 12 Structural Commentaries contain valuable background information and, in some cases, suggested approaches to certain design questions. The Guide deals with the following issues: limit states design, structural integrity, structural integrity of firewalls, deflections and vibration criteria for serviceability and fatigue limit states, effects of deformations in building components, tributary area, snow loads, rain loads, wind load and effects, design for seismic effects, foundations, and structural evaluation and upgrading of existing buildings.
Table of contents
- Commentary A: Limit States Design
- Commentary B: Structural Integrity
- Commentary C: Structural Integrity of Firewalls
- Commentary D: Deflection and Vibration Criteria for Serviceability and Fatigue Limit States
- Commentary E: Effects of Deformations in Building Components
- Commentary F: Tributary Area
- Commentary G: Snow Loads
- Commentary H: Rain Loads
- Commentary I: Wind Load and Effects
- Commentary J: Design for Seismic Effects
- Commentary K: Foundations
- Commentary L: Application of NBC Part 4 of Division B for the Structural Evaluation and Upgrading of Existing Buildings
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