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requirements for the more restricted area.
(c) Moved Building. Any building or structure moved within or into any fire zone shall be made to comply
with all the requirements for buildings of that fire zone.
(d) Temporary Buildings. Temporary buildings or structures conforming to the requirements of this Code,
used for the protection of the public around and in conjunction with construction work may be erected in
any of the fire zones: Provided, that such work is allowed by special permit from the Building Official and
such is used only for a limited period of time.
(e) Center Lines of Streets. For the purpose of this Chapter, the center line of an adjoining street or alley
may be considered an adjacent property line. Distance shall be measured at right angles to the street or
SECTION 2.01.02. Designation of Fire Zones
(a) The Secretary shall classify each type of fire zone in accordance to use, occupancy, type of
construction, and resistance to fire subject to the provisions of this Code.
(b) Based on the classification of fire zones, City Counsels or Municipal Boards, by resolution, shall divide
cities and municipalities into fire zones. Such division shall be in accordance with the local physical and
spatial framework plans or the recommendation of the local city or municipal development body.
Chapter 2.02 - FIRE-RESISTIVE REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS FOR FIRE PROTECTION
SECTION 2.02.01: Fire-Resistive Requirements
(a) Exterior bearing and nonbearing walls of Types II and III constructions shall have one-hour
fire-resistive rating; while those of types IV and V shall have four-hour fire-resistive rating.
(b) Interior bearing walls, permanent partitions, floors, and roofs of Types II to IV constructions shall have
one-hour fire-resistive rating; while those of Type V shall have three-hour fire-resistive rating for walls,
one-hour fire-resistive rating for partitions, and two-hour fire-resistive rating for vertical openings, floors,
(c) Structural frames of Types II and III constructions shall have one-hour fire-resistive rating; those of
Type IV shall have two-hour fire-resistive rating; and those of Type V shall have three-hour fire-resistive
(d) Exterior doors and windows shall have three-fourths-hour fire-resistive rating for all types of
SECTION 2.02.02: Fire-Resistive Standards
(a) General. Materials and systems of fire-resistive purposes shall be classified according to their
fire-resistive ratings as determined by internationally accepted testing methods, subject to the provisions
of this Section.
(b) One-Hour Fire-Resistive Time Period Rating
(1) The following walls and partitions shall have a one-hour fire-resistive rating: Solid masonry, 10
centimeters (4 inches) thick; hollow unit masonry, 15 centimeters (6 inches) thick; solid concrete, 10
centimeters (4 inches) thick; stud walls covered on each side with 1.9 centimeters (3/4 inch) lath and
plaster, 1.6 centimeters (5/8 inch) of vermiculite gypsum board, or 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) of gypsum
board; and 5 centimeters (2 inches) nominal thickness tongue and groove wood, or two layers of 1.9
centimeters (3/4 inch) tongue and groove wood separated by sheet metal or asbestos paper and treated
on each side with a fire-retardant coating having a flame-spread rating of 50 or less. Square-edged
boards may be used is the layers are laid at right angles with each other.
(2) The following floors shall have a one-hour fire-resistive rating: masonry or concrete, 10 centimeters (4
inches) thick; wood joists having two layers of flooring above and a plaster or gypsum board ceiling, 1.9
centimeters (3/4 inch) in thickness - the two layers of flooring shall be separated by sheet metal or
asbestos building paper; 6.3 centimeters (2-1/2 inches) net thickness tongue and grooved wood floors
covered with 1.9 centimeters (3/4 inch) wood flooring laid at right angles thereto. The supporting beams
for such floors shall be not less than 15 centimeters (6 inches) in minimum dimension.
(3) The following protections for metal structural members shall have one-hour fire-resistive rating: 2.5
centimeters (1 inch) of concrete; 3.8 centimeters (1-1/2 inches) of masonry; and metal lath and 2.5
centimeters (1 inch) of plaster.
(4) The following shall also have a one-hour fire-resistive rating; wood colums, 20 centimeters (8 inches)
or more in least dimension; and wood beams, 15 centimeters (6 inches) or more in least dimension.
(c) Two-Hour Fire-Resistive Time Period Rating
(1) The following partitions, walls, and floors shall have a two-hour fire-resistive rating: solid masonry, 15
centimeters (6 inches) thick; hollow unit masonry, 20 centimeters (8 inches) thick; and solid concrete, 127
centimeters (5 inches) thick.
(2) The following protections for metal structural members shall have a two-hour fire-resistive rating. 3.8
centimeters (1-1/2 inches) of concrete; 5 centimeters (2 inches) of masonry; and two layers of metal lath
and plaster with 1.9 centimeters