Nonstructural elements General

(1)P Non-structural elements (appendages) of buildings (e.g. parapets, gables, antennae, mechanical appendages and equipment, curtain walls, partitions, railings) that might, in case of failure, cause risks to persons or affect the main structure of the building or services of critical facilities, shall, together with their supports, be verified to resist the design seismic action.

(2)P For non-structural elements of great importance or of a particularly dangerous nature, the seismic analysis shall be based on a realistic model of the relevant structures and on the use of appropriate response spectra derived from the response of the supporting structural elements of the main seismic resisting system.

(3) In all other cases properly justified simplifications of this procedure (e.g. as given in 4.3.5.2(2)) are allowed.

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