noncombustible construction

noncombustible construction

Construction in which the walls, partitions, and structural members are of noncombustible materials and assemblies, but which does not qualify as fire-resistive construction.
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The report was also critical of federal standards that do not require sprinklers in older nursing homes of "certain noncombustible construction," such as the Nashville and Hartford facilities.
Nursing homes tend to be mandated to use a greater percentage of fire-resistive and noncombustible construction materials than would something like an office building.
Other types of noncombustible construction using concrete and masonry not only complement sprinklers to provide better protection after the structure is complete, they also provide much better protection when the building is under construction.