We have a building which is required to be Type II construction per the Standard
Building Code. This requires the structural members to have fire ratings from 2
to 4 hours depending on the member. I have not done a building that requires
Fire Protection at this level. My questions are:
Who's responsibility is the Fire Protection? Ours, the Architect's or both of
Are there any good references out there on this subject?
I understand that there are prorated assemblies for fire rating. Is this
published by the Underwriter's Laboratory (UL)?