TYPE VA (ISO 1): A wood-framed building. Protected construction having all major building elements with at least a 1-hour fire-resistance rating. Exception: non-load bearing interior walls and partitions having no rating. TYPE VB (ISO 1): A wood-framed building having no fire-resistance ratings.
What are the 4 types of construction?
The four main types of construction are: residential construction, commercial construction, industrial construction, and infrastructure construction.
What is an example of a VB construction?
Type V Example: A one-story building designed with glue-laminated beams, wood roof joists, wood roof decking, 2×4 wood stud exterior wall, wood siding and wood stud interior partitions. This building would be classified as Type V-B construction.
What type of construction is labeled Type V?
Within Type V are the smallest buildings, such as single-family residential homes, restaurants, or small office buildings. Even small hotels could fit under the umbrella of Type V construction. The material for this type can be anything allowed by code, but it's usually wood.
What does VB mean in construction?
Type V — Wood Construction
A Type V-B construction, the most basic, does not require a fire resistance rating for any of the building elements. The building elements are the primary structural frame, bearing walls, non-bearing walls, floor construction, and roof construction.
What is Type 1 construction in IBC?
Types 1 and 2 of construction refer to the fire-resistive and non-combustible types of construction. These are classified based on their building materials and fire resistance. Type 1 structures are non-combustible, while type 2 may be protected or unprotected non-combustible.