Back4.1.5.15.(3)

ATTRIBUTION:

Most technical provisions of the BC Fire Code describe how the code’s objectives and functional statements are achieved. However, some provisions, like this one, do not relate directly to a code objective. The following analysis is provided to assist in understanding of the provision.

 

APPLICATION:

Specified loads for the design of guards, their connections and their supporting structures.
This applies to buildings described in Sentence 1.3.3.2.(1) of Division A and to buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9] that are required to be designed in accordance with the requirements of Part 4.
This also applies to certain windows in stairways, as stated in Clause 3.4.6.5.(6)(b).
This also applies, in buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9], to:

INTENT:

To clarify that loads acting on individual elements within the guard need not be combined with those specified in Sentences 4.1.5.15.(1) and 4.1.5.15.(4), which act on the guard itself.