Class 9 buildings are those that are open to the public. Class 9 buildings are divided into three sub-categories: Class 9a, Class 9b, and Class 9c. Class 9a buildings are often hospitals, which are referred to as health-care buildings in the NCC. They include nursing homes, long-term care facilities, residential care centers, and other medical institutions. Class 9b buildings include schools, churches, theaters, museums, government offices, laboratories, research centers, universities, and other institutions of learning. Finally, Class 9c buildings are businesses or commercial establishments such as shops, stores, restaurants, bars, hotels, motels, casinos, theaters, or any other place where people can work or live.
In addition to these categories, Class 9 buildings may also be sub-divided into different types of construction. Class 9a buildings can be either freestanding or attached. Freestanding means that they are not connected to any other structure. Attached means that they are connected to another building or structure by an interior corridor or hallway. Examples of attached buildings include clinics, libraries, police departments, and courts.
Class 9b buildings can be either new or existing. New means that they were built within the last 10 years. Existing means that they were built before 2010. Class 9c buildings can be single-story or multi-story.
Many Class A buildings are for Masters of the Universe, Captains of Industry, and their minions... and many times, Class A is where they belong. Class A structures are almost often located on avenues near important transit hubs. They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with gleaming lobbies that are always secured. The apartments tend to be large and luxurious, with doormen and concierges available to help you get things delivered to your door or take care of any other needs you may have.
But not all Class A buildings are created equal. Some are simply more elegant, with details such as beautiful woodwork and moldings throughout, while others are just plain old rich. No matter what kind of building you're in, it's very likely that if you have money to spend, this is where you should put it. The super-rich love these places because of the prestige they bring, even if they aren't necessarily needed by them. If you can't afford a place like this, then you probably don't deserve one.
In conclusion, a building being classified as Class A doesn't necessarily mean that it's affordable to everyone. It's possible to find luxury apartments in Class A buildings that cost well over $1 million. However, most people can afford regular old Class B or C properties if they're willing to live in smaller sizes or less luxuriously furnished apartments.
Class C2: Residential care homes, hospitals, nursing homes, boarding schools, residential colleges, and training facilities. These are the most common classes of residential buildings.
A Class 10a building is defined by the BCA (Building Code of Australia) as a non-habitable structure, such as a private garage, carport, or shed. A Class 1 building is defined as one or more structures that comprise: (a) Class 1a—a single dwelling that is either I a detached house or (ii) a townhouse. (b) Class 1b—two or more dwellings that are arranged along or near a common boundary and have separate living quarters and separate parking for each dwelling.
Classes 1 through 10 are based on maximum ceiling height. Class 11 buildings can have a maximum ceiling height of 12 meters (40 feet). Classes 12 and 13 are based on floor area ratio (FAR). For example, a 3-bedroom house with an FAR of 0.75 would be considered a Class 12 building.
Class 14 buildings must be constructed with concrete frames containing glass fiber reinforcement. The walls and roof must be able to support their own weight. Class 15 buildings are intended for temporary use only and include tents, shacks, and cabins. They cannot be used for permanent housing.
Class 16 buildings are factories or storage facilities. They need to be at least 4 meters high and made of solid material.
The classification system aims to ensure minimum levels of health and safety protection for people who may be exposed to dangerous substances or conditions in these buildings.