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.



Separation of lintel members by filler pieces, in loadbearing walls, in wood-frame constructions to which Section 9.23. applies [see Sentence for application of Section 9.23.], where supported loads bear equally on both lintel members.


To clarify that lintel members need not be in contact with each other: spacing members to match the wall width will facilitate the fastening of cladding, sheathing and interior finishes.