Generally building codes such as the IBC require interior partitions to carry 5psf "Live load" which everyone assumes is really wind load of some kind. The wind load code requires a minimum load of 10psf (ASCE-07 126.96.36.199), which I have never assumed applied to a partition, say a butt glazed partition, though have had a certain individuals at the conservative end of the spectrum tell me that it should apply. Does it? Seems excessively conservative.
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