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This standard promotes protection from fire and its associated hazards by defining types of building construction based on the combustibility and the fire resistance rating of their structural elements. It is an extract document of Section 7.2 NFPA 5000®: Building Construction and Safety Code®.
Requirements pertain to construction assemblies and fire resistance ratings for Types I, II, III, IV, and V construction. Structural elements include exterior bearing walls; interior bearing walls; columns; beams, girders, trusses, and arches; floor-ceiling assemblies; and roof-ceiling assemblies.
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