Building Construction

 
How Building Class is Determined

All buildings must be classified into one of six construction classes. Classification of a building class is based on two factors: building elements and fire-resistance rating. These factors may not be included in the submission/documentation, in which case additional information will need to be requested.
Building elements: The building materials used in the construction of the following elements are the foundation for classification, be they wood, steel, concrete, or masonry.
■ Structural frame
■ Exterior bearing walls
■ Interior bearing walls
■ Exterior nonbearing walls and partitions
■ Interior nonbearing walls and partitions
■ Floor construction, including supporting beams and joists
■ Roof construction, including supporting beams and joists are comprised of
Fire-resistance rating: This is the other factor in determining construction class. The building materials used in the construction of the building elements above will have a fire-resistance rating. Fire-resistance rating typically means the duration for which a passive fire protection system can withstand a standard fire resistance test. This can be quantified simply as a measure of time (ex. 0 hours, 1 hour, or 2 hour), or it may entail a host of other criteria involving other evidence of functionality or fitness for purpose.

Types I & II: Building Elements are of noncombustible materials.
Type III: Exterior walls are of noncombustible materials and the interior building elements are of any material permitted by the code.
Type IV: H. T. (Heavy Timber) - Exterior walls are of noncombustible materials and the interior building elements are of solid or laminated wood without concealed spaces.
Type V: Structural elements, exterior and interior walls are of any materials permitted by the code.

A: Fire-resistance rated construction.
B: Non fire-resistance rated construction.

Building Materials:
•    Soil
•    Mud and Clay
•    Sand
•    Thatch
•    Rock
•    Stone
•    Concrete
•    Cement Composites
•    Block
•    Brick
•    Metal (Steel)
•    Joist
•    Wood
•    Brush
•    Gypcrete
•    Mosaic
•    Plaster
•    Tile
•    Plastic
•    Foam
•    Ice
•    Glass
•    Fabric
•    Colour
•    Water & Wastewater Piping Equipment
•    Electric Equipment
•    Heat & Air Conditioner Equipment
 

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