If we have a multi-story open structure building used for assembly occupancy purpose, the last top 8 floors are opened which means that they are not enclosed in external walls. Only internal stairs and elevators are provided in wall enclosures.
Do we still have to comply with Chapter 11.8 from NFPA 101- 2018 Edition and Table 7.4.1 Allowable Building Height and Area mentioned in NFPA 5000- 2018 Edition to discover the type of construction for this structure?
I would much appreciate your advice. milt.werner@