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Section R602 Wood Wall Framing

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R602.1 General
Wood and wood-based products used for load-supporting purposes shall conform to the applicable provisions of this section.
R602.1.1 Sawn Lumber
Sawn lumber shall be identified by a grade mark of an accredited lumber grading or inspection agency and have design values certified by an accreditation body that complies with DOC PS 20. In lieu of a grade mark, a certification of inspection issued by a lumber grading or inspection agency meeting the requirements of this section shall be accepted.
R602.1.2 End-Jointed Lumber
Approved end-jointed lumber identified by a grade mark conforming to Section R602.1 shall be permitted to be used interchangeably with solid-sawn members of the same species and grade. End-jointed lumber used in an assembly required elsewhere in this code to have a fire-resistance rating shall have the designation "Heat Resistant Adhesive" or "HRA" included in its grade mark.
R602.1.3 Structural Glued-Laminated Timbers
Glued-laminated timbers shall be manufactured and identified as required in ANSI A190.1, ANSI 117 and ASTM D3737.
R602.1.4 Structural Log Members
Structural log members shall comply with the provisions of ICC 400.
R602.1.5 Structural Composite Lumber
Structural capacities for structural composite lumber shall be established and monitored in accordance with ASTM D5456.
R602.1.6 Cross-Laminated Timber
Cross-laminated timber shall be manufactured and identified as required by ANSI/APA PRG 320.
R602.1.7 Engineered Wood Rim Board
Engineered wood rim boards shall conform to ANSI/APA PRR 410 or shall be evaluated in accordance with ASTM D7672. Structural capacities shall be in accordance with either ANSI/APA PRR 410 or established in accordance with ASTM D7672. Rim boards conforming to ANSI/APA PRR 410 shall be marked in accordance with that standard.
R602.1.8 Wood Structural Panels
Wood structural panel sheathing shall conform to DOC PS 1, DOC PS 2 or, when manufactured in Canada, CSA O325 or CSA O437. Panels shall be identified for grade, bond classification, and performance category by a grade mark or certificate of inspection issued by an approved agency.
R602.1.9 Particleboard
Particleboard shall conform to ANSI A208.1. Particleboard shall be identified by the grade mark or certificate of inspection issued by an approved agency.
R602.1.10 Fiberboard
Fiberboard shall conform to ASTM C208. Fiberboard sheathing, where used structurally, shall be identified by an approved agency as conforming to ASTM C208.
R602.1.11 Structural Insulated Panels
Structural insulated panels shall be manufactured and identified in accordance with ANSI/APA PRS 610.1.
R602.2 Grade
Studs shall be a minimum No. 3, standard or stud grade lumber.
Exception: Bearing studs not supporting floors and nonbearing studs shall be permitted to be utility grade lumber, provided that the studs are spaced in accordance with Table R602.3(5).
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