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A3 Building importance levels

Sets levels to describe risk and structure factors for the purposes of clauses C1 – C6 Protection from fire.

A building is given an importance level (1-5) determined by risk to human life, the environment, economic cost and other risk factors in relation to its use.

Clause A3 — Building importance levels of the Building Code.

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