BCAB #1075 - Skylights over Bay Windows, Sentences 3.1.6.10.(2) and 3.2.3.11.(1)

June 27, 1989

BCAB #1075

Re: Skylights over Bay Windows, Sentences 3.1.6.10.(2) and 3.2.3.11.(1)

With reference to your letter of May 17, 1989 regarding the roof portion of a partial enclosure on a balcony.

Sentence 3.2.3.11.(1) is being applied to the situation but this gives us difficulty as we do not consider the Sentence is intended to deal with the type of case in question, although we can see its technical application by the authority having jurisdiction.

For the specific design submitted it would seem that the problem with the application of the Sentence can be overcome by applying the provisions of Sentence 3.1.6.10.(2) to the skylight construction. The application of this latter Sentence, and the reinforced concrete upstand, should meet the fire hazard referred to in Sentence 3.2.3.11.(1).

J.C. Currie, Chair