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CPCCBC4001A Apply Building Codes And Standards

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APPLY BUILDING CODES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LOW RISE BUILDINGS
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Apply Building Codes for Construction of Low Rise Buildings
Task 6
1.Building classification
The low rise sports complex building is classified as a class 9b building because it is an
assembly building of a public nature[ CITATION Aus153 \l 1033 ].This is a building that is open to
the public for various sporting activities thus its purpose fits the class 9b classification based on
Building Code of Australia (BCA) guidelines. The type of construction for this building is timber
framed construction. This is because timber framed construction is most suitable for low rise
structures and has numerous benefits. Some benefits of timber construction include: it is flexible
and provides unlimited design options, has high aesthetic value, provides ultra-modern look,
provides superior flexibility in terms of future renovations and additions, it is strong and durable,
it is easy to maintain, reduces construction period by enabling prefabrication, has great thermal
and acoustic performance, it is more energy efficient[ CITATION Fra16 \l 1033 ], has numerous
environmental benefits, and is a renewable resource hence sustainable[ CITATION Kre15 \l 1033 ].
Therefore timber frame construction suits the purpose of the building and will also provide
economic and environmental benefits throughout the building’s lifecycle.
2.BCA criteria
The BCA criteria that has been used to classify the building include: the purpose or intended
use for which the building has been designed for, the nature of the building, the arrangement of
the building and number of storeys or height of the building. Other BCA criteria used in building
classification are floor area calculation and volume calculation. The intended use of the building
is the main BCA criteria for building classification. The intended use determines the risk level of
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