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.



Drainage of the floor-on-ground or ground cover in crawl spaces whose exterior walls have less than 25% of their total area above exterior ground level open to the outdoors, in buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence of Division A for application of Part 9].


To expand the application of Subsection 9.16.3. to include the drainage of ground cover in crawl spaces.
To direct Code users to Subsection 9.16.3., which contains requirements regarding the drainage of floors-on-ground.