samarasp

Unlimited area buildings and construction types

Discussion created by samarasp on Nov 3, 2020

I understand that a 250.000 square feet, fully sprinklered, ordinary hazard warehouse can be classified as an unlimited area building per NFPA 5000 and the IBC, without any construction type requirement.

Are there any other codes in the US requiring some kind of fire rating for the structural members of such buildings, or can you simply go for a Type II(000) per NFPA / Type II-B per the IBC construction type?

Outcomes