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.



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 of Division A and to buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence of Division A for application of Part 9] that are required to be designed in accordance with the requirements of Part 4.


To direct Code users to Sentence for earthquake load combinations, where H due to E is taken into account in accordance with that Sentence.