Ii self weight plus the intended vertically applied

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ii) self weight plus the intended vertically applied live loads, andc) Form an imperforate barrier to the spread of smoke, andd) Be of non-combustible construction, or achieve a FRRof 10/10/-, except that non-fire resisting glazingmay be used if it is toughened or laminated safety glass.Amend 4Jul 2014Definitions C/VM2Amends 3 and 4
MINISTRY OF BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT – 1 JULY 2014 I 10AComment:The pressure requirement is to ensure rigidity and is not a smoke leakage requirement.Walls and floors, whether constructedof sheet linings fixed to studs or joists, or of concrete, glazing, metal or fired clay, need only be inspected by someone experienced in building constructionto judge whether the constructionis tight enough to inhibit the passage of smoke.Item d) is intended to ensure that the smoke separationwill continue to perform as an effective barrier when exposed to fireor smoke for a short period during firedevelopment.There is no requirement for smoke control doorsor other closures in smoke separationsto meet the provisions of item d).Specific extinction area of smoke Extinction area of smoke produced by a test specimen in a given time period, divided by the mass lost from the test specimen in the same time period.Structural adequacyIn the context of the standard testfor fireresistance, is the time in minutes for which a prototype specimen has continued to carry its applied load within defined deflection limits.Surface spread of flame Flame spread away from the source of ignition across the surface of a liquid or a solid.Travel distance Distance that is necessary for a person to travel from any point within a built environment to the nearest exit, taking into account the layout of walls, partitions and fittings.Visibility Maximum distance at which an object of defined size, brightness and contrast can be seen and recognised.Yield Mass of a combustion product generated during combustion divided by the mass loss of the test specimen.Verification Method C/VM2Amend 4 Jul 2014
10BI DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND HOUSING – 10 APRIL 2012This page deliberately left blankVerification Method C/VM2
MINISTRY OF BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT – 1 JULY 2014 I 11 CONTENTS1.1 Purpose1.2 Scope1.3 How to use this Verification Method1.4 Design scenarios: Building Code objectives and performance criteria 1 Introduction and scope1.1 PurposeThis is a Verification Method for the specific design of buildingsto demonstrate compliance with NZBC C1 to C6 Protection from Fire. It is suitable for use by professional fire engineers who are proficient in the use of fire engineering modelling methods. 1.2 ScopeThis Verification Method can be applied to firedesigns for all buildings. Comment:This Verification Method will usually be used for firedesigns that, for whatever reason, cannot be shown to comply with NZBC C: Protection from Fire using the relevant Acceptable Solutions C/AS1 to C/AS7.

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