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.



Element or component factor, Cp, for calculating the lateral force in Sentence for the earthquake design of machinery, fixtures, equipment, ducts and tanks (including contents) in buildings in areas where IEFaSa(0.2) is equal to or greater than 0.35 or in post-disaster buildings.
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 define components that are:
  • both rigid and rigidly connected, or
  • both flexible and flexibly connected.