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Chapter Five Fire Resistive Construction Elements 1 Copyright ©2015 David Diamantes
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2 Learning Objectives Differentiate between specification codes and performance codes Explain the importance of a rated assembly to maintain its integrity as a complete unit Describe origin of STTC and its significance List three nationally recognized testing labs Explain why labeling is mandated
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Specification Code A code provision that specifies a type of construction or materials that are to be used Prescribe a specified required level of protection Thickness of materials Rating in hours Fire or Draft Stopping Floors, walls, ceilings and doors 3
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Specification Code “The rated protection on all floor and roof beams shall be at least one inch thick of concrete or porous terra-cotta or brick set in cement.” 1916 Boston Building Code 4
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Performance Codes Identify the performance features rather than specific construction of the structural elements Fire resistance rated in hours Load bearing ability in rated pounds per ft² 5
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6 Performance Code Example: “ A vertical exit enclosure of four stories or more shall be of 2-hour fire-resistance rating.”
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  • Fall '17
  • Fire protection, Passive fire protection, Fire-resistance rating, Fire test, Boston Building

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