The purpose of this rule is to check, that area of all fire compartments is less than the given maximum values.
This rule is irrelevant, if the Fire Compartments have not been specified. To specify Fire Compartments, use the Compartmentation View.
The rule parameters are:
Fire Compartment Area Limits:
This table specifies the maximum Sprinklered and Non-Sprinklered areas for a given Building Fire Rating and Fire Compartment Type. Values in the table are often available in local fire codes. The Building Fire Rating refers to the value given in the Compartmentation View in the properties of the Fire Compartments node. The Fire Compartment Type refers to the type of fire compartment specified in the Compartmentation View in the properties of a Fire Compartment.
You can also read values to this table from Excel.
Analysing the results:
The rule creates the following kind of results:
No Fire Compartments: If the building or a floor has no fire compartments, issues are created per floor or per building.
Fire Compartments without Usage Type: If there are fire compartments specified, but their Usage Type is not given an issue is created.
Fire Walls outside Fire Compartment Enclosures: These issues are created when there are Fire Walls that don’t belong to the enclosing walls of any fire compartment.
Too large Fire Compartments: When the Fire Compartment area is larger than the area listed in the parameter Fire Compartment Area Limits table, an issue is created.
Missing Data: Issues concerning incomplete rows in the Fire Compartment Area Limits table are created in this category, as well as, issue when the building Fire Class hasn't been specified.
The rule does not have a report.
The rule does not have any tools.