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Base building element that is located inside a building, not on an outer wall, and that prevents the use of the floor area for furniture, equipment, circulation, or other occupant function (ASTM Derived)
DISCUSSION?The intent of interior encroachment is to measure and to exclude from the floor area, areas that occupants cannot use. Interior encroachments include, but are not limited to, the areas occupied by interior structural elements. Examples of interior encroachments are columns, structural walls, earthquake bracing and horizontal floor area between adjacent encroachments (where this distance is 12? (304.8 mm) or less), e.g. the distance between two columns that are located beside each other, but not connected to each other.
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