Building Code Recommended by the National Board of Fire Underwriters: Providing for All Matters Concerning, Affecting Or Relative to the Construction, Alternation, Equipment, Repair Or Removal of Buildings Or Structures Erected Or to be Eracted..mfire Limits, and Regulations Governing the Construction, Alteration, Equipment, Repair, Or Removal of Buildings Or Structures

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J. Kempster printing Company, 1909 - Building laws - 268 pages

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Page 18 - tenement-house '' shall be taken to mean and include every house, building, or portion thereof, which is rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied, or is occupied, as the home, or residence of three families or more, living independently of each other, and doing their cooking upon the premises, or by more than two families upon any floor, so living and cooking, but having a common right in the halls, stairways, yards, water-closets, or privies, or some of them.
Page 200 - Distinct and separate places of exit and entrance shall be provided for each gallery above the first. A common place of exit and entrance may serve for the main floor of the auditorium and the first gallery, provided Its capacity be equal to the aggregate capacity of the outlets from the main floor and the said gallery. No passage leading to any stairway communicating with any entrance or exit shall be less than four feet in width in any part thereof.
Page 108 - ... thoroughly plank over the entire tier of iron or steel beams on which the structural iron or steel work Is being erected, except such spaces as may be reasonably required for the proper construction of such iron or steel work, and for the raising or lowering of materials to be used in the construction of such building, or such spaces as may be designated by the plans and specifications for stairways and elevator shafts.
Page 71 - In every tenement house hereafter erected every room, except water-closet compartments and bathrooms, shall have at least one window opening directly upon the street, 'or upon a yard or court...
Page 199 - All aisles on the respective floors in the auditorium having seats on both sides of the same, shall be not less than three feet wide where they begin, and shall be increased in width toward the exits in the ratio of one and one-half inches to five running feet. Aisles having seats on one side only shall...
Page 59 - Recesses for stairways or elevators may be left in the foundation or cellar walls of all buildings, but in no case shall the walls be of less thickness than the walls of the fourth story, unless reinforced by additional piers with iron or steel ^girders, or iron or steel columns and girders, properly insulated, and securely anchored to walls on each side.
Page 67 - The depth of the yard behind every tenement house hereafter erected upon a corner lot shall be not less than ten feet in every part...
Page 195 - All that portion of the stage not comprised in the working of scenery, traps and other mechanical apparatus for the presentation of a scene, usually equal to the width of the proscenium opening, shall be built of iron or steel beams filled in between with fireproof material, and all girders for the support of said beams shall be of wrought iron or rolled steel.
Page 218 - ... of the foundation thereof, at the time of such damage, may be repaired or rebuilt; but if such damage shall amount to more than one-half of such value thereof, exclusive of the value of the foundation, then such building shall not be repaired or rebuilt, but shall be taken down, except as provided in this Code.
Page 196 - All stage scenery, curtains and decorations made of combustible material, and all woodwork on or about the stage, shall be painted or saturated with some non-combustible material or otherwise rendered safe against fire...

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