Back4.1.3.2.(8)

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:

Design of basement walls of buildings for earthquake load, in seismic zones where IEFaSa(0.2) equals 0.35 or higher.
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 direct Code users to Sentence 4.1.8.16.(4) for earthquake load combinations, where H due to E is taken into account in accordance with that Sentence.