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 forces to be used in the design of buildings for earthquake.
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 requirements of Article, which applies to the Equivalent Static Force Procedure, and of Article, which applies to the Dynamic Analysis Procedure, and provide upper limits on the application of the principles of capacity design, such that the design forces need not exceed those corresponding to elastic response.