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interior store front/interior wall design pressure

interior store front/interior wall design pressure

interior store front/interior wall design pressure

Section 1607.13 of IBC recommends 5 psf design pressure for interior walls.

that seems low to me - does anyone know of another recommendation or use anything higher?

Specifically I am designing interior storefront mullions - sometimes in schools or public buildings

RE: interior store front/interior wall design pressure

5 psf for interior wind pressure is standard for IBC. Exterior walls would be based on Component and Cladding wind pressures.

...or seismic loads for heavier walls.

Of course 5 psf is a code MINIIMUM value and as the engineer you are free to increase that as you see fit based on your own engineering judgement.

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