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.



Specified loads on roofs or other building surfaces subject to rain or to snow and associated rain.
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 clarify that the specified load on a roof due to rain or to snow and associated rain shall be the greater of the snow and associated rain load stated in Article and the rain load stated in Article