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SEC. 91.2304.  GENERAL CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
 
   Section 2304 of the CBC is adopted by reference, except Sections 2304.9.1 and 2304.12.5, and Table 2304.10.1 of the CBC are not adopted; and, in lieu, LAMC Subdivisions 91.2304.9.1 and 91.2304.12.5, and Table 2304.10.1 are added.
 
91.2304.9.1. General.  (Added by Ord. No. 186,488, Eff. 12/27/19.)  Section 2304.9.1 of the 2019 CBC is adopted by reference.
 
91.2304.9.1.1. Fastener Requirements.  (Renumbered by Ord. No. 186,488, Eff. 12/27/19.)  Connections for wood members shall be designed in accordance with the appropriate methodology in CBC Section 2301.2.  The number and size of fasteners connection wood members shall not be less than that set forth in LAMC Table 2304.10.1.  Staple fasteners in LAMC Table 2304.10.1 shall not be used to resist or transfer seismic forces in structure assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E or F.
 
   EXCEPTION:  Staples may be used to resist or transfer seismic forces when the allowable shear values are substantiated by cyclic testing and approved by the Superintendent of Building.
 
Table 2304.10.1
 
CBC Table 2304.10.1 is adopted by reference with a new footnote d added to the table as follows:
 
   d.   Staples shall not be used to resist or transfer seismic forces in structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E or F.
 
91.2304.12.5. Wood Used In Retaining Walls and Cribs. Wood installed in retaining or crib walls shall be preservative treated in accordance with AWPA U1 (Commodity Specifications A or F) for soil and fresh water use.  Wood shall not be used in retaining walls or cribs for structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E or F.