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.



Minimum depth below ground level of foundations for exterior steps that have more than 2 risers and 2 treads, serving buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence of Division A for application of Part 9].


To direct Code users to Section 9.12., which contains requirements regarding foundations for exterior concrete stairs.