Back5.6.2.1.(2)

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:

Materials, components, assemblies, joints in materials, and junctions between components or assemblies that are installed to provide protection against precipitation ingress in assemblies, where a lack of sealing and drainage will not adversely affect health, safety, the intended use of the building or the operation of building services.
This applies to building materials, components, assemblies and their interfaces described in Sentence 5.1.2.1.(1) that are installed in buildings to which Part 5 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.2.(1) of Division A for application of Part 5].
This also applies to cladding assemblies installed on buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9] where
  • the cladding assembly is not addressed in Section 9.27., or
  • the cladding assembly does not comply with the prescriptive requirements of Section 9.27.

INTENT:

To exempt situations from the application of Sentence 5.6.2.1.(1), where a lack of protection against precipitation ingress will not adversely affect health, safety, the intended use of the building or the operation of building services.