Back4.1.3.2.(6)

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:

Companion-load factor for the live load for storage occupancies, equipment areas and service rooms.
This applies to buildings described in Sentence 1.3.3.2.(1) of Division A and to buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9] that are required to be designed in accordance with the requirements of Part 4.

INTENT:

To supersede the application of Sentence 4.1.3.2.(2) and require an increase in the companion-load factor for the live load for storage occupancies, equipment areas and service rooms, on the basis that it is more likely that this full live load will be realized concurrent with the design snow, wind, or earthquake load.