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SECTION 606 - TYPE V BUILDINGS

606.1 Definition. Type V buildings may be of any materials allowed by this code.

Type V One-hour buildings shall be of one-hour fire-resistive construction throughout.

Materials of construction and fire-resistive requirements shall be as specified in Section 601.

For requirements due to occupancy, see Chapter 3.

606.2 Structural Framework. Structural framework shall be of steel or iron as specified in Chapter 22, concrete as in Chapter 19, masonry as in Chapter 21, or wood as in Chapter 23 and this chapter.

606.3 Exterior Walls and Openings. Exterior walls shall comply with fire-resistive requirements set forth in Section 503 and Tables 5-A and 6-A. Openings in exterior walls shall conform to requirements of Section 503.2 and Table 5-A.

606.4 Stairway Construction.

606.4.1 General. Stairways shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 10.

606.4.2 Interior. Interior stairways may be constructed of any materials permitted by this code.

606.4.3 Exterior. Exterior stairways shall be constructed of wood not less than 2 inches (51 mm) in nominal thickness, or may be of noncombustible materials.

606.5 Roofs. Roof coverings shall be as specified in Chapter 15.

Except in retail sales and storage areas classified as Group M or S, Division 1 Occupancies and in Group H Occupancies, roofs and their members other than the structural frame may be of unprotected noncombustible materials when every part of the roof framing, including the structural frame, is 25 feet (7620 mm) or more above the floor, balcony or gallery immediately below. Heavy-timber members in accordance with Section 605.6 may be used for such unprotected members in one-story buildings.

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