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considered to be in the more highly restrictive fire zone, when more than one-third of its total floor area
is located in such zone.
SECTION 503. Moved Building
Any building or structure moved within or into any fire zone shall be made to comply with all the
requirements for buildings in that fire zone.
SECTION 504. Temporary Buildings Temporary buildings such as reviewing stands and other miscellaneous structures conforming to
the requirements of this Code, and sheds, canopies and fences used for the protection of the public
around and in conjunction with construction work, may be erected in the fire zones by special permit
from the Building Official for a limited period of time, and such buildings or structures shall becompletely removed upon the expiration of the time limit stated in such permits.
SECTION 505. Center Lines of Streets
For the purpose of this Chapter, the center line of an adjoining street or alley may be considered
and adjacent property line. Distances shall be measured at right angles to the street or alley.
SECTION 506. Restrictions on Existing Buildings
Existing buildings or structures in fire zones that do not comply with the requirements for a new
building erected therein shall not hereafter be enlarged, altered, remodeled, repaired or moved except as
(a) Such building is entirely demolished;
(b) Such building is to be moved outside the limits of the more highly restrictive Fire Zone to a
zone where the building meets the minimum standards;
(c) Changes, alterations and repairs may be made provided that in any 12-month period, the
value of the work does not excess twenty percent of the value of the existing building, and provided that,
such changes do not add additional combustible material, and do not, in the opinion of the Building
Official, increase the fire hazard;
(d) Additions thereto are separated from the existing building by fire walls, as setforth in Subsection 604 (b);
(e) Damage from fire or earthquake, typhoons or any fortuitous event may be repaired, using the
same kind of materials of which the building or structure was originally constructed, provided that, the
cost of such repair shall not exceed twenty percent of the replacement cost of the building or structure.
SECTION 507. Designation of Fire Zones
The Secretary shall promulgate specific restrictions for each type of Fire Zone. Cities and
municipalities shall be divided into such Fire Zones in accordance with local, physical, spatial
framework plans submitted by city or municipal planning and/or development bodies. CHAPTER 6
FIRE-RESISTIVE REQUIREMENTS IN CONSTRUCTION SECTION 601. Fire-Resistive Rating defined
Fire resistive rating means the degree to which a material can withstand fire as determined by
generally recognized and accepted testing methods.
SECTION 602. Fire-Resistive Time Period Rating
Fire-resistive time period rating is the length of time a material can withstand being burned
which may be on-hour, two-hours, three-hour...
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- Fall '12