Back5.8.2.2.(1)

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 and components installed to provide resistance to moisture transfer from the ground into or through building assemblies, and through interfaces between assemblies.
This applies to building materials, components or 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].

INTENT:

To exempt certain situations from the application of Article Article 5.8.2.2., on the basis that a lesser resistance to moisture transfer from the ground into or through assemblies will not adversely affect health, safety, the intended use of the building or the operation of building services.