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.



Determination of live loads due to use and occupancy on floors and roofs as specified in Sentences and for the structural design of buildings in the Low Importance Category according to Table
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 supersede the application of Sentence and allow a reduction of the live load for buildings that represent a low direct or indirect hazard to human life in the event of failure.