The Ontario Building Code | Group E, up to 4 Storeys, Sprinklered
126.96.36.199. Group E, up to 4 Storeys, Sprinklered
(1) A building classified as Group E is permitted to conform to Sentence (2) provided,
(a) except as permitted by Sentence 188.8.131.52.(1), the building is sprinklered,
(b) it is not more than 4 storeys in building height, and
(c) it has a building area not more than 1 800 m2.
(2) The building referred to in Sentence (1) is permitted to be of combustible construction or noncombustible construction used singly or in combination, and,
(a) floor assemblies shall be fire separations with a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h,
(b) mezzaninesshall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h, and
(c) loadbearingwalls, columns and arches shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than that required for the supported assembly.