The full intensity of the appropriately reduced live load applied only to a portion of the length of a structure or member shall be considered if it produces a more unfavorable effect than the same intensity applied over the full length of the structure or member. When the construction is such that the structural elements thereof act together as an elastic frame due to their continuity and the rigidity of the connections, the effect of such partial loading as will produce maximum stress in any member shall be provided for in the design.
(Prior code § 68-2.9; Added Coun. J. 11-29-89, p. 8387)