Unformatted text preview: for, the set backs of the buildings, the number of parking spaces required, and the total floor spaces allowed. Building codes were put into place to help protect the public health and safety, primarily from fire danger. They cover walls ceilings, floors, and pretty much everything that has to do with the construction of the building. 4. Fire resistance is measured in hours and parts of hours before the material is completely destroyed by the fire. The unit of fire resistance is determined by actually setting the assembly on fire and then timing how long it takes for the assembly to be destroyed....
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- Spring '08
- Building code, building codes, typical design team, total floor spaces