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SECTION 603. Fire-Resistive Standards
All materials of construction, and assemblies or combinations thereof shall be classified
according to their fire-retardant or flame-spread ratings as determined by general accepted testing
methods an/or by the Secretary.
SECTION 604. Fire-Resistive Regulations
The Secretary shall prescribe standards and promulgate rules and regulations on the testing of
construction materials for flame-spread characteristics, tests on fire damages, fire tests of building
construction and materials, door assemblies and tinclad fire doors and window assemblies, the
installation of fire doors and windows and smoke and fire detectors for fire protective signaling system,
application and use of controlled interior finish, fire-resistive protection for structural members, fireresistive walls and partitions, fire-resistive floor or roof ceiling, fire-resistive assemblies for protection of
openings and fire-retardant roof coverings. CHAPTER 7
CLASSIFICATION AND GENERAL REQUIREMENT
OF ALL BUILDINGS BY USE OR OCCUPANCY SECTION 701. Occupancy Classified
(a) Buildings proposed for construction shall be identified according to their use or the character
of its occupancy and shall be classified as follows:
(1) Group A - Residential Dwellings
Group A Occupancies shall be dwellings.
(2) Group B - Residentials, Hotels and Apartments Group B Occupancies shall be multiple dwelling units including boarding or lodging, houses,
hotels, apartment buildings, row houses, convents, monasteries and other similar building each of which
accommodates more than 10 persons.
(3) Group C - Education and Recreation
Group C Occupancies shall be buildings used for school or day-care purposes, involving
assemblage for instruction, education, or recreation, and not classified in Group 1 or in Division 1 and 2
or Group H Occupancies.
(4) Group D – Institutional Group D Occupancies shall include:
Division 1 - Mental hospitals, mental sanitaria, jails, prison, reformatories, and buildings
where personal liberties of inmates are similarly restrained.
Division 2 - Nurseries for full-time care of children under kindergarten age, hospitals,
sanitaria, nursing homes with non-ambulatory patients, and similar building each accommodating more
than five persons.
Division 3 - Nursing homes for ambulatory patients, homes for children of kindergarten age
or over, each accommodating more than five person: Provided , that Group D Occupancies shall not
include building used only for private or family group dwelling purposes.
(5) Group E - Business and Mercantile
Division 1 - Gasoline filling and service stations, storage garages and boat storage structures
where no work is done except exchange of parts and maintenance requiring no open flame, welding, or
the use of highly flammable liquids.
Division 2 - Wholesale and retail stores, office buildings, drinking and dining establishments
having an occupant load of less than one hundred persons, printing plants, po...
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- Fall '12