Sec. 8-1.18. Amendment Chapter 23 Wood.
   Section 2304.10.1 "Fastener requirements" is amended by adding the following:
   Staple fasteners in Table 2304.10.1 shall not be used to resist or transfer seismic forces in structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E or F.
   Exception: Staples shall not be utilized to resist or transfer seismic forces unless the allowable shear values are substantiated by cyclic testing and approved by the Building Official.
   A new footnote q is added to Table 2304.10.1, as follows:
   q.   Staples shall not be used to resist or transfer seismic forces in structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E or F.
   Section 2304.12.5 "Wood used in retaining walls and crib walls" is amended by adding the following:
   Wood shall not be used in retaining or crib walls for structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E or F.
(§ 2, Ord. 1669-NS, eff. January 10, 2020)