CONSTRUCTION TYPEMAXIMUM STORY HEIGHT
§ 59.11. Story height.
D-H occupancies shall be governed by the story height limitations in the following table:
ConstructionType MaximumStory Height Fireresistive 3 Stories Noncombustible 1 Story* Protected Heavy Timber 1 Story Ordinary 1 Story Wood Frame 1 Story
(b) *An additional story shall be permitted in noncombustible construction when the building is 1-hour rated construction or totally protected by an automatic sprinkler system. The maximum story height may be increased by one story.
(c) Noncombustible construction shall be considered 1-hour rated construction when bearing walls, columns, beams, other supporting members, ceiling/roof assemblies, floor/ceiling assemblies, stairways, and other openings through floors are of 1-hour rated construction.
(d) The maximum floor area shall not exceed 50,000 square feet unless the floor area is separated by 2-hour fire walls into individual areas not to exceed 50,000 square feet. The undivided floor area may be increased to 100,000 square feet in buildings protected with a total automatic sprinkler system.
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