Building With Wood

Hubman

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Can't say I'm in love with the facade, but I love the courtyard (or whatever that is).
 

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(reviving an old thread... @datadyne007 or anyone Let me know if you remember a Wood & Construction Fires discussion someplace else)

I want to note that you can see somebody's fire code at work in this picture below, where it is pretty clear the rule is "must have two fireproof slabs before the wood starts" and as a result, any place they did a high ceiling on the first floor resulted in a 3rd Floor-Level slab and the wood can't start until Floor 4.

But where the first two "fireproof" floors were normal height, the wood starts on Floor 3.

What other fire-safety things are going on when building with X-over-2 ? Where X = Wood and 2 seems required concrete?

 

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