International Building Code Section 806


International Building Code 806.1

INTERIOR FINISHES

General requirements. In occupancies in Groups A,
E, I and R-1 and dormitories in Group R-2, curtains, draperies,
hangings and other decorative materials suspended from walls
or ceilings shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria
of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 806.2 or be
noncombustible.
In Groups I-1 and I-2, combustible decorative materials shall
meet the flame propagation criteria of NFPA 701 unless the
decorative materials, including, but not limited to, photographs
and paintings, are of such limited quantities that a hazard of fire
development or spread is not present. In Group I-3, combustible
decorative materials are prohibited.
Fixed or movable walls and partitions, paneling, wall pads
and crash pads applied structurally or for decoration, acoustical
correction, surface insulation or other purposes shall be considered
interior finish if they cover 10 percent or more of the wall
or of the ceiling area, and shall not be considered decorative
materials or furnishings.
In Group B and Moccupancies, fabric partitions suspended
from the ceiling and not supported by the floor shall meet the
flame propagation performance criteria in accordance with
Section 806.2 and NFPA 701 or shall be noncombustible.

Noncombustible materials. The permissible
amount of noncombustible decorative material shall not be
limited.

Combustible decorative materials. The permissible
amount of decorative materials meeting the flame
propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 shall not
exceed 10 percent of the aggregate area of walls and ceilings.
Exceptions:
1. In auditoriums in Group A, the permissible
amount of decorative material meeting the flame
propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701
shall not exceed 50 percent of the aggregate area of
walls and ceiling where the building is equipped
throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in
accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 and where the
material is installed in accordance with Section
803.4.
2. The amount of fabric partitions suspended from
the ceiling and not supported by the floor in Group
B and M occupancies shall not be limited.

International Building Code 806.1.1

Noncombustible materials. The permissible
amount of noncombustible decorative material shall not be
limited.

International Building Code 806.1.2

Combustible decorative materials. The permissible
amount of decorative materials meeting the flame
propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 shall not
exceed 10 percent of the aggregate area of walls and ceilings.
Exceptions:
1. In auditoriums in Group A, the permissible
amount of decorative material meeting the flame
propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701
shall not exceed 50 percent of the aggregate area of
walls and ceiling where the building is equipped
throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in
accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 and where the
material is installed in accordance with Section
803.4.
2. The amount of fabric partitions suspended from
the ceiling and not supported by the floor in Group
B and M occupancies shall not be limited.

International Building Code 806.2

Acceptance criteria and reports. Where required
by Section 806.1, decorative materials shall be tested by an
approved agency and meet the flame propagation performance
criteria of NFPA 701 or such materials shall be
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noncombustible. Reports of test results shall be prepared in
accordance with NFPA 701 and furnished to the building official
upon request.

International Building Code 806.3

Foam plastic. Foam plastic used as trim in any occupancy
shall comply with Section 2604.2.

International Building Code 806.4

Pyroxylin plastic. Imitation leather or other material
consisting of or coated with a pyroxylin or similarly hazardous
base shall not be used in Group A occupancies.

International Building Code 806.5

Interior trim. Material, other than foam plastic used
as interior trim shall have a minimum Class C flame spread and
smoke-developed index when tested in accordance with
ASTM E 84, as described in Section 803.1. Combustible trim,
excluding handrails and guardrails, shall not exceed 10 percent
of the aggregate wall or ceiling area in which it is located.