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Draperies and Curtains

OCCUPANCY TYPE
(new building)

CODE REF.
DRAPERIES & OTHER HANGING ETC.

AMBULATORY
(20.3.3.4.2)
Draperies shall be Flame Resistant tested as per NFPA 701

ASSEMBLY
(12.3.3, 10.2)
Screens shall be class-A or class-B as per 10.2

BUSINESS

(10.3.1)
Draperies shall be Flame Resistant tested as per NFPA 701

DAYCARE

HEALTHCARE

EDUCATIONAL

ONE &

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Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses Requirements

OCCUPANCY TYPE
(new building)

CODE REF.

FURNITURE & MATTRESSES TESTS

AMBULATORY
(Not Sprinklered)
(20.7.5.2, 20.7.5.3)
The Furnitures shall meet the criteria in 10.3.2.1 and 10.3.3.
The Mattresses shall meet the criteria in 10.3.2.2 and 10.3.4.

AMBULATORY
(Sprinklered)
(20.7.5.2,

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Rule of 180 d for Exterior Walls

Exterior-&-Horizontal-Exit-Fire-Rating-Requirements

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Occupancy Separation Requirements

Occupancy Type
Separation Requirements

Large or small assembly
2 hour

Business
1 hour

Educational
2 hour

Factory-industrial
2 hour

Hazardous

Institutional
2 hour

Mercantile
1 hour

Residential
1 hour

Storage, moderate hazard S1
3 hour

Storage, low hazard S2
2 hour

Automobile parking garages
1 hour

Automobile repair garages
2 hour

The minimum fire resistance of construction separating any two occupancies in a building of mixed occupancy shall be the higher rating required for the occupancies being separated,

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Interior Wall and Ceiling Finish

OCCUPANCY TYPE (new building)

CODE REF.
INTERIOR WALL AND CEILING FINISH

AMBULATORY (Sprinklered)
NFPA 101, 2012 (20.3.3, 38.3.3.2, and 10.2.3)
Class A, B, or C

AMBULATORY (Not Sprinklered)
NFPA 101, 2012 (20.3.3, 38.3.3.2 and 10.2.7)
Class A, or B in exits or corridors Class A,

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Interior Floor Finish

OCCUPANCY TYPE (new building)

CODE REF.
INTERIOR FLOOR FINISH

AMBULATORY (Sprinklered)
NFPA 101, 2012
No requirement

AMBULATORY (Not Sprinklered)
NFPA 101, 2012 (20.3.3, 38.3.3.3 and 10.2.7)
Class I or II in corridors and exits

BUSINESS (Sprinklered)
NFPA 101,

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Hazardous Areas Protection

OCCUPANCY TYPE (new building)

CODE REF.
HAZARDOUS AREAS PROTECTION

AMBULATORY
(20.3.2, 38.3.2 and 9.2.3)
Doors shall be self-closing.
Laboratories shall be protected as per NFPA 99.
Kitchen shall be protected as per NFPA 96.
1-hour rated wall assembly and sprinkler system.

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Exit Stair – Fire Rating (> 3 stories)

OPENING PROTECTIVES for > 3 stories Exit Stair (NFPA 101 Table 8.3.4.2).

(Applicable to all occupancy type except one and two family dwelling)

COMPONENT

WALLS AND PARTITIONS

FIRE DOOR ASSEMBLIES

DOOR VISION PANEL MAXIMUM SIZE

FIRE WINDOW ASSEMBLIES

Staircase and Vertical Shafts
2-hrs
1.5-hrs
Maximum size tested
W-120

The Exit Separation shall have not less than a 2-hour fire resistance rating where the exit connects four or more stories,

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Exit Stair – Fire Rating (≤ 3 stories)

OPENING PROTECTIVES for > 3 stories Exit Stair (NFPA 101 Table 8.3.4.2).

(Applicable to all occupancy type except one and two family dwelling)

COMPONENT

WALLS AND PARTITIONS

FIRE DOOR ASSEMBLIES

DOOR VISION PANEL MAXIMUM SIZE

FIRE WINDOW ASSEMBLIES

Staircase and Vertical Shafts
1-hr
1-hr
Maximum size tested
W-60

The Exit Separation shall have not less than a 1-hour fire resistance rating where the exit connects three stories or less,

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Corridor Walls

OCCUPANCY TYPE
(new building)

CODE REF.
CORRIDOR WALL FIRE RATING REQUIREMENTS

AMBULATORY
(Not Sprinklered)
(20.3.6.1 and 38.3.6.1)
1-hour,
No Requirement if occupied by single tenant,

AMBULATORY
(Sprinklered)
(20.3.6.1 and 38.3.6.1)
No Requirement

ASSEMBLY
(Not Sprinklered)
(12.3.6.1)
1-hour if OL >

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Corridor Doors

OCCUPANCY TYPE
(new building)

CODE REF.
CORRIDOR DOOR FIRE RATING REQUIREMENTS

AMBULATORY
(Not Sprinklered)
(20.3.6.1, 38.3.6.2, and 8.2.3.2.3.1 (2) Exception 1)
45 minutes,
No requirement if area is occupied by single tenant

AMBULATORY
(Sprinklered)
NFPA 101,

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