Through accident or misuse, structures may suffer local damage, that is, the loss of load resistance in an element or small portion of the structure. The building commissioner is concerned that buildings and structural systems shall be able to sustain local damage with the structure as a whole remaining stable and not being damaged to an extent disproportionate to the original local damage.
(Prior code § 68-1.3; Added Coun. J. 11-29-89, p. 8387; Amend Coun. J. 9-13-89, p. 4604; Amend Coun. J. 3-5-03, p. 104990, § 20; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 14999, Art. II, § 1)