New construction, whether it is for a single family home, small business, or large complex, requires builders and companies to follow strict guidelines to ensure safety for all involved.
Every building is classified as a construction type based on the materials used to build and the fire resistance rating of the materials. The five main types of construction are outlined below:
- Type I – Fire Resistive
- Type II – Non-Combustible
- Type III – Ordinary (Exterior Protected)
- Type IV – Heavy Timber
- Type V – Wood Frame
In our ongoing luxury project, The Residences at 66 High Street, we build to fit guidelines of Type II-B construction. Type II-B construction is an uncommon form of construction in Luxury Real Estate condominium developments such as this. The walls and roof are constructed from non-combustible materials, such as masonry, tilt slab, or metal. Weight bearers in Type II-B buildings are typically steel beams.
Type II-B construction is one of the reasons The Residences at 66 High Street has won the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Connecticut’s distinguished HOBI Awards for:
- BEST Condominium Community
- BEST Luxury Condominium Unit
- BEST Historic Rehab
- 2016 PROJECT OF THE YEAR