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Last edited 01 Nov 2021
Buildings of a great height IGH
Under Article R. 122-2 of the Construction and Housing Code CCH (also referred to as the Building and Housing Code, the Code of Construction or Code de la construction et de l'habitation), the acronym IGH translates to buildings of a great height (or immeuble de grande hauteur). The equivalent term in English would be high-rise building or skyscraper.
According to the Construction and Housing Code: Sub-section 1: Definitions and classifications, Article R122-2, a high-rise building constitutes any building whose low floor of the last level is located, in relation to the highest ground level usable for the vehicles of the public emergency and response services against fire:
- More than 50 meters for residential buildings, as defined by article R. 111-1.
- More than 28 meters for all other buildings.
- Building codes.
- Buildings of a very great height ITGH.
- Establishments open to the public ERP.
- Fire risk in high-rise and super high-rise buildings DG 533.
- High-rise building.
- Multi-storey structure.
- Passive fire protection is a vital tool in any fire strategy.
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