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.



Wired glass assemblies installed in required fire separations in building assemblies.
This applies to building materials, components, assemblies and their interfaces described in Sentence that are installed in buildings to which Part 5 applies [see Sentence of Division A for application of Part 5].


To exempt certain wired glass assemblies from the application of Sentence (1), on the basis that fire resistance is a more important property than watertightness and it is recognized that wired glass assemblies that provide the required fire resistance may not necessarily meet the watertightness criteria.