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Occupancy/Fire Areas/Types of Construction
Definitions and examples of IBC(International Building Code) Occupancy Classifications
Terms in this set (41)
What occupancy use is intended for the gathering of persons for the purposes such as civic, social or religious functions, recreation, food or drink consumption or awaiting transportation.
What assembly classification occupancies less than 50 persons and/or uses are intended for office, professional or service-type transactions, including storage of records and accounts.
What occupancy use is intended by 6 or more persons at any one time for educational purposes through the 12th grade. Daycare uses for educational, supervision or personal care services for more than 5 children older than 2 1/2yrs
Children's Day Care Center.
What occupancy use is intended for assembling, disassembling, fabricating, finishing, manufacturing, packaging, repair or processing operations that are not classified Group H hazardous or Group S storage.
What occupancy use is intended for manufacturing, processing, generation or storage of materials that constitute a physical or health hazard in quantities in excess of those allowed by code.
What occupancy use is intended for in which people are cared for or live in a supervised environment, having physical limitations because of health or age are harbored for medical treatment or other care or treatment or in which the liberty of the occupants is restricted.
What occupancy use is intended for the display and sale of merchandise, and involve stocks of goods, wares or merchandise incidental to such purposes and accessible to the public.
Macy's Department Store.
Residential - Group R
What occupancy use is intended for sleeping purposes.
What occupancy use is intended for Occupants are transient in nature.
What occupancy use is intended for Occupancies containing sleeping units or more than two dwelling units where the occupants are more permanent in nature.
Multiple Unit Apartment Complex.
What occupancy use is intended for One and two family dwelling, or adult and child care facilities that provide accommodation for five or fewer persons of any age for less than 24 hrs.
What occupancy use is intended for occupancy as residential care/assisted living facilities including more than five but not more than sixteen occupants, excluding staff.
Small Care Center.
What occupancy use is intended for storage that is not classified as a hazardous occupancy.
Utility and Miscellaneous
What occupancy use is intended for structures of an accessory character and not classified in any specific occupancy.
What occupancy group is Assembly?
What occupancy group is Business?
What occupancy group is Educational?
What occupancy group is Factory and Industrial?
What occupancy group is High Hazard?
What occupancy group is Institutional?
What occupancy group is Mercantile?
What occupancy group is Residential?
What occupancy group is Storage?
What occupancy group is Utility and Miscellaneous?
What term describes the intended use of buildings and will determine certain requirements for fire safety and egress, including the size of the room, size of exits, and need for sprinklers?
What type of separation is required between different occupancy groups in a single building?
What describes the total number of persons that might be in a building?
Occupant Load Factor
What describes the amount of floor area presumed to be occupied by one person?
Accessory Use Area
What type of use can not exceed 10% of the total floor area allowed and does NOT have to be separated from the main area by a fire separation?
Incidental Accessory Area
What type of use can not exceed 10% of the total floor area allowed and DOES NEED to be separated from the main area by a fire separation?
What describes a buildings occupancies that are too large to be considered incidental/accessory?
What describes special areas within the building deemed high, moderate, or low hazards for fire?
What is the value for how long a wall separation can resist the passage of fire-stated in terms of hours?
Flame Spread Rating
What measures the amount of flame and smoke a material generates when burned?
Area of Refuge
What describes a location designed to protect occupants during a fire of emergency when evacuation is not safe of possible?
What are the 5 "Types of Construction"?
Type 1 Fire Resistive
What type of construction uses concrete or protected steel and is typically found in high-rise buildings?
Type 2 Non-Combustible
What type of construction uses reinforced masonry with metal framing at roof and is typically found in mid-rise office buildings?
Type 3 Combustible
What type of construction uses brick, block or light gauge steel framing walls with wood framing at roof (ordinary) and is typically found in low-rise schools, hotels, and offices?
Type 4 Heavy Timber
What type of construction uses wood nominally 8" or larger (Mill) and is typically found in warehouse buildings?
Type 5 Wood Framed
What type of construction uses wood framing and is typically found in apartment buildings and single family homes?
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