QCD

FEATURES OF FIRE PROTECTION

VIFEATURES OF FIRE PROTECTION (NFPA 5000 TABLES 7.2.1.1, 7.3.2.1, 7.3.5 (a), (b), 7.3.5.5, 7.4.1)MEDIUM-RISE OFFICES
A CONSTRUCTION COMPLYING WITH CHAPTER 7 & 8 OF NFPA 5000  
1 CONSTRUCTION (NON-COMBUSTIBLE OR LIMITED COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS) TYPE I OR TYPE II EXTERIOR BEARING WALLS HOURLY RATINGS BASED ON NFPA 5000 HEIGHT & AREA REQUIREMENTS
FRAMING, COLUMNS, BEAMS, GIRDERS, TRUSSES
FLOOR CONSTRUCTION
B SUBDIVISION OF BUILDING SPACES COMPLYING WITH NFPA 101 & NFPA 5000 REQUIRED
1 FIRE BARRIERS COMPLYING WITH NFPA 101 & NFPA 5000 REQUIRED
2 SEPARATION FROM OTHER OCCUPANCIES AS PER NFPA 101 TABLE 6.1.14.4.1 (a), (b) REQUIRED
3 CORRIDORS RATED SEPARATION REQUIRED SEPARATION 1-HR FRR*
  REQUIRED SEPARATION EXEMPTION (APPLIES TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING) 1 EXITS ARE AVAILABLE FROM AN OPEN FLOOR AREA NOT REQUIRED
2 WITHIN A SPACE OCCUPIED BY A SINGLE TENANT
3 BUILDING PROTECTED THROUGHOUT WITH AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM
4 SMOKE PARTITIONS / SMOKE BARRIERS COMPLYING WITH NFPA 101 & NFPA 5000 NOT REQUIRED
C VERTICAL OPENINGS PROTECTION PROTECTION COMPLYING WITH NFPA CODES REQUIRED
1 COMMUNICATING SPACES COMPLYING WITH CHAPTER 8 NFPA 101 PERMITTED
2 ATRIUMS COMPLYING WITH CHAPTER 8 NFPA 101 PERMITTED
3 CONVENIENCE OPENINGS COMPLYING WITH CHAPTER 8 NFPA 101 PERMITTED
4 SHAFTS COMPLYING WITH CHAPTER 8 NFPA 101 PERMITTED
5 MEZZANINES COMPLYING WITH CHAPTER 8 NFPA 101 PERMITTED
AGGREGATE FLOOR AREA NOT MORE THAN 1/3 OF THE SPACE IN WHICH THE LEVEL IS LOCATED REQUIRED
6 CONCEALED SPACES & DRAFTSTOPS COMPLYING WITH CHAPTER 8 NFPA 101 REQUIRED
EXTERIOR & INTERIOR WALL & PARTITION FIRE STOPPED AT EACH LEVEL, TOP STORY CEILING LEVEL & AT THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR ROOFS REQUIRED
UNOCCUPIED ATTIC SPACES DRAFTSTOPS INTO AREAS NOT EXCEEDING 280 SQM REQUIRED
CONCEALED SPACES (CEILINGS & FLOORS) DRAFTSTOPS INTO AREAS NOT EXCEEDING 93 SQM REQUIRED
CONCEALED SPACES (FLOORS & ROOFS) DRAFTSTOPS INTO AREAS NOT EXCEEDING 280 SQM REQUIRED

Medium rise Offices (Type-B)

HEIGHT & AREA ALLOWED

Height: > 18m to <28m 

Area: > 1,000 sqm 


OFFICE BUILDINGS 

GENERAL OFFICES / CITY/MUNICIPAL HALLS / COURTHOUSES / DOCTORS/DENTISTS OFFICES / MEETING ROOMS [<50 SEATING CAPACITY] / BARBER SHOPS/SALONS / SERVICE FACILITIES (NEWS-STAND, LUNCH COUNTERS) <50 PERSONS / CLASSROOM/INSTRUCTIONAL LABORATORIES <50 SEATING CAPACITY / BIRTH CENTERS/AMBULATORY OUT-PATIENT CLINICS <4 PATIENTS