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Section 403: High-Rise Buildings 403.1 Applicability.

Exception: An automatic sprinkler system shall not be requ~red in spaces or areas of:


Buildings and structures shall be equipped throughout with an automatic,sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 and a secondary water supply where required by Section 903.3.5.2.


The provisions of this section shall apply to buildings with an occupied floor located more than 75 feet above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. 403.2 Automatic sprinkler system.




Section 303: Assebly Group A A-2 Banquet halls Restaurants Section 304: Business Group B B Professional Services Section 309: Mercantile Group M M Department Store Market Retail Section 311: Storage Group S S

Use Group Occupancy Diagram


1. Open parking garages in accordance with Section 406.3. Chapter 6: Types of Construction 2. Telecommunications equipment buildings used exclusively for telecommunications equipment, asso- ciated elec- Section 601.1: Scope trical power distribution equipment, batteries and standby The provisions of this chapter shall control the classification of buildings engines, provided that those spaces or areas are equipped as to type of construction. throughout with an automatic fire detection system in accordance with Section 907.2 and are separated from the re- Section 602: Construction Classification mainder of the building by fire barriers consisting of not less 602.1 General. Buildings and structures erected or to be erected, altered than 1-hour fire-resistance-rated walls and 2-hour “ fire-reor extended in height or area shall be classified in one of the five consistance-rated floor/ceiling assemblies. struction types defined in Sections 602.2 through 602.5. The building elements shall have a fITe-resistance rating not less than that specified in 403.3 Reduction in fire-resistance rating. Table 601 and exterior walls shall have a fire-resistance rating not less The fIre-:resis- tance-rating reductions listed in Sections 403.3.1 than that specified in Table 602. ‘and 403.3.2 shall be allowed in buildings that have sprinkler control ‘valves equipped with supervisory initiating devices and Section 602.2: Types I and II water-flow initiating devices for each floor. Type I and II construction are those types of construction in which the building elements listed in Table 601 are of noncombustible materials, 403.3.1 Type of construction. The following reductions in the except as permitted in Section 603 and elsewhere in this code. mimmum construction type allowed in Table 601 shall be allowed Section 603: Combustible Material in Type I and II Construction as provided in Section 403.3: 1. For buildings not greater than 420 feet (128 m) in height, Type IA construction shall be allowed to be reduced to Type lB. Exception: The required fire-resistance rating of columns supporting floors shall not be allowed to be reduced. 2. In other than Groups F-l, M and S-l, Type ill con- struction shall be allowed to be reduced to Type ITA. 3. The height and area limitations of the reduced con- struction type shall be allowed to be the same as for the original construction type.

403.3.2 Shaft enclosures. For buildings not greater than 420 feet (128 m) in height, the required fire-resistance rat- ing of the fire barriers enclosing vertical shafts, other than exit enclosures and elevator hoistway enclosures, shall be reduced to 1 hour where automatic sprinklers are installed within the shafts at the top and at alternate floor levels.

Chapter 5: General Building Heights and Areas

Table 503: Type IA Construction Group A-2: Unlimited Sqaure Footage Unlimited Building Height Group B:

Unlimited Sqaure Footage Unlimited Building Height

Group M:

Unlimited Sqaure Footage Unlimited Building Height

Group S:

Unlimited Sqaure Footage Unlimited Building Height

603.1 Allowable materials. Combustible materials shall be permitted in buildings of Type I or Type II construction in the following applications and in accordance with Sections 603.1.1 through 603.1.3: Fire Resistance: From table 508.3.3 No Separation of Occupancies is Required

Chapter 10: Means Of Egress Section 1004: Occupant Load Table 1004.1.1: Maximum floor area allowances per occupant Functions of Space Floor Area in Square Feet Per Occupant

Accessory storage areas, mechanical equipment room Assembly without fixed seating: Concentrated (chairs only-not fixed) Standing Space Unconcentrated (tables and chairs) Buisness areas Day Care Exercise Room Kitchens Library Reading Rooms Stack area Locker Room Mercantile Areas on other floors Basement and grade floor areas Storage, stock, shipping areas Residential Stages and Platforms

300 Gross 7 Net 5 Net 15 Net 100 Gross 35 Net 50 Gross 200 Gross 50 Net 100 Gross 50 Gross 60 Gross 30 Gross 300 Gross 200 Gross 15 Net

Section 1015: Exit and Exit Access Doorways 1015.1 Exit or exit access doorways required. Two exits or exit access doorways from any space shall be provided where one of the following conditions exists; 1. The occupant load of the space exceeds the values in Table 1015.I. 2: The common path of egress travel exceeds the limitations of Section 1014.3. 3. Where required by Sections 1015.3,1015.4 and 1015.5. Exception: Group 1-2.occupancies shall comply with Section 1014.2.2.

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Integrated Design Competition Drawing Set  

Drawing set from Kent State University's Integrated Design Competition Spring 2013- Third place winner