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.



Calculation of deflection of rafters, of roof joists, beams and decking of plank and beam construction, of floor beams, joists and decking, and of ceiling joists, in buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence of Division A for application of Part 9].


To clarify that only live loads need to be considered in calculating deflections for structural members.