Sec. 25.303 — Factor of safety.
Unless otherwise specified, a factor of safety of 1.5 must be applied to the prescribed limit load which are considered external loads on the structure. When a loading condition is prescribed in terms of ultimate loads, a factor of safety need not be applied unless otherwise specified.
[Amdt. 25–23, 35 FR 5672, Apr. 8, 1970]
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