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Hyperbaric Facility

Question asked by williamr on Jun 25, 2019
Latest reply on Jul 1, 2019 by williamr

Our client owns an existing Business occupancy building (medical office building use), which we believe to be Type V (000) construction.  Exterior, load-bearing wood studs and wood trusses comprise the 1-story structure.  A proposed hyperbaric chamber addition is being considered adjacent to this existing structure.  Per NFPA 99-2012, there does not appear to be any minimum construction type requirements for a Hyperbaric Facility (nor specific occupancy requirements), yet the chamber and all ancillary service equipment must be protected by 2-hour fire-resistant-rated construction for structures containing Class A chambers.


That said, must a Hyperbaric Facility be classified as a Healthcare Occupancy or if not, is a minimum construction type required for a Business Occupancy, under a Hyperbaric Facility use?