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What Are The 5 Types of Building Construction?

Wood-Framed
This type of construction is mainly found in modern homes. Where the structure or frame of the home is made entirely or partially out of wood. They are also the most combustible type of building construction.

Heavy Timber
This is another type of construction which uses wood. However, the wood used must meet certain dimensions, being at least 8 inches thick for beams and columns. 6 inches thick for flooring and roofing.

Non-combustible
This type of construction uses non-combustible materials. Meaning if the building was to catch fire it will not spread easily. The most commonly used materials for this construction are metals and masonry or tilt-slab.

Fire-resistive
Fire-resistive building types use materials which are extremely fire resistant. They are easy to spot due to them always being over 75-feet tall. They are generally made from poured concrete and protective steel to help stop any fire from spreading.

Ordinary
One of the most commonly used type of construction, also known as brick and joint construction. Where they have brick walls on the outside, and their inside frame is made from wood.

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