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 seismic forces to be considered in the design of diaphragms and their connections, which transfer storey seismic forces into the Seismic Force Resisting System.
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 Article for the determination of seismic forces for diaphragms.