UL designs discuss loading-bearing and non-load bearing walls.
I haven't seem many where they discuss when, say, electrical, fire pump, fire alarm panels or other equipment are mounted on the walls.
At what point do you have to consider the objects on the wall and consider the wall as load-bearing?
It may just be a structural question, but my structural contacts have said not to worry but I wanted to hear others opinions. Thank you in advance!
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4/27/2023 08:07:52 am
A load-bearing wall is primarily designed to support vertical loads from the building structure above it, such as roofs, floors, and other walls. Non-load bearing walls, on the other hand, are not designed to carry these structural loads and primarily function as partitions, providing separation between spaces.
4/27/2023 08:09:17 am
I don't think ever.
4/27/2023 08:35:38 am
Alex's response is spot on. Equipment mounted on a wall does not make the wall load bearing.
Todd E Wyatt
4/27/2023 09:03:32 am
2021 IBC defines this as follows :
4/27/2023 10:34:39 am
What Alex said. The presence of mounted equipment on the wall isn't an indication of its load bearing ability.
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