breakaway wall

breakaway wall

A wall that is not part of the structural support of a building to which it is attached; deliberately intended (through its design and construction) to collapse under specific lateral loading forces without causing damage to the elevated portion of the building or to the supporting foundation system.
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It also offers guidance on siting, erosion control structures, use of fill, anchorage, loads, breakaway walls, pile design, material selection, dry and wet floodproofing, utilities, decks, patios, and garages.
These metallic floor boxes utilize nonmetallic wiring tunnels with internal breakaway walls to allow for various wire routing methods while maintaining separation of power from low voltage cables.