United States and Canada Construction Class Codes

 

The following table lists the construction class codes that AIR supports for the United States and Canada and identifies any model limitations associated with the use of these construction classes:

Category

Construction Code

Construction Class

Model Support and/or Limitations

Unknown

100

Unknown

 

Wood

101

Wood Frame (Modern)

 

102

Light Wood Frame

 

103

Masonry Veneer

 

104

Heavy Timber

 

108

Hale Construction (Indigenous Hawaii)

Valid only for the Hawaii earthquake and tropical cyclone models.

Masonry

111

Masonry

 

112

Adobe

 

113

Rubble Stone Masonry

 

114

Unreinforced Masonry - Bearing Wall

 

115

Unreinforced Masonry - Bearing Frame

 

116

Reinforced Masonry

 

117

Reinforced Masonry Shear Wall (with MRF)

 

118

Reinforced Masonry Shear Wall (without MRF)

 

119

Joisted Masonry

 

Concrete

131

Reinforced Concrete

 

132

Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall (with MRF)

 

133

Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall (without MRF)

 

134

Reinforced Concrete MRF - Ductile

 

135

Reinforced concrete MRF - Non-Ductile

 

136

Tilt-Up

 

137

Pre-cast Concrete

 

138

Pre-cast Concrete with Shear Wall

Not valid for Canada.

139

Reinforced Concrete MRF

 

140 Reinforced Concrete MRF with URM

Not valid for Canada.

Steel

151

Steel

 

152

Light Metal

 

153

Braced Steel Frame

 

154

Steel MRF - Perimeter

 

155

Steel MRF - Distributed

 

156

Steel MRF

 

157

Steel Frame with URM

Not valid for Canada.

158

Steel Frame with Concrete Shear Wall

Not valid for Canada.

159

Steel Reinforced Concrete

Not valid for Canada.

160

Steel Long Span

Not valid for Canada.

Special

181

Long Span

 

182

Semi-Wind Resistive

Not valid for the U.S. Earthquake model.

183

Wind Resistive

Not valid for the U.S. Earthquake model.

185

Unknown Glass

Valid only for the plate glass module of the AIR U.S. Hurricane mode.

Used in conjunction with occupancy code 306 or 311.

186

Safety Glass

Valid only for the plate glass module of the AIR U.S. Hurricane mode.

Used in conjunction with occupancy code 306 or 311.

187

Impact Resistance Glass

Valid only for the plate glass module of the AIR U.S. Hurricane mode.

Used in conjunction with occupancy code 306 or 311.

Mobile Homes

191

Mobile Homes

 

192

Mobile Home with No Tie-Downs

 

193

Mobile Home with Partial Tie-Downs

 

194

Mobile Home with Full Tie-Downs

 

Bridges

201

Conventional - Multiple Span Bridges

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Not valid for the U.S. Flood model.

202

Conventional - Continuous Bridges

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Not valid for the U.S. Flood model.

203

Major Bridges

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Not valid for the U.S. Flood model.

Pavements

204

Railroads

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

205

Highways

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

206

Runways

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Dams

211

Concrete Dams

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Not valid for the U.S. Flood model.

212

Earthfill Dams

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Not valid for the U.S. Flood model.

Tunnels

213

Alluvium Tunnels

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

214

Rock Tunnels

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

215

Cut and Cover tunnels

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Storage Tanks

221

Underground Liquid Tanks

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

222

Underground Solid Tanks

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

223

On Ground Liquid Tanks

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

224

On Ground Solid Tanks

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

225

Elevated Liquid Tanks

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

226

Elevated Solid Tanks

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Pipelines

227

Underground Pipelines

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

228

At Grade Pipelines

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Chimneys

231

Masonry Chimneys

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

232

Concrete Chimneys

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

233

Steel Chimneys

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Towers

234

Electrical Transmission - Conventional

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

235

Electrical Transmission - Major

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

236

Broadcast Towers

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

237

Observation Towers

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

238

Offshore Towers

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Equipment

241

Residential Equipment

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

242

Office Equipment

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

243

Electrical Equipment

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

244

Mechanical Equipment

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

245

High Technology Equipment

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

246

Trains, Trucks, Airplanes

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

Miscellaneous

250

Railway Property

Not valid for the United States.

251

Pumping Stations

 

252

Compressor Stations

 

253

Cranes

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

254

Conveyor Systems

Not valid when peril is Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

255

Canals

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

256

Earth Retaining Structures

Not valid when peril is Hurricane (PWH) or Severe Thunderstorm (PWX).

257

Waterfront Structures

 

258

Offshore Structures

 

Automobiles

261

Automobiles

There is a Standard Auto damage function and an Auto Dealer damage function. Use in conjunction with occupancy class 300 for Standard Auto, and use occupancy class 312 or 313 for Auto Dealer.

For all other perils, use 261 in conjunction with occupancy class 300 and Height 0 (Unknown).

Marine Craft (Boats and Yachts)

265

Pleasure Boats and Yachts

Only supported for U.S. Hurricane model and Australian Cyclone model.

Supported for all occupancy types except 400 series. However, best practice is to use with occupancy class 354.

Only supported for Coverage A.

266

Pleasure Boats and Yachts, Power Boats

Only supported for U.S. Hurricane model and Australian Cyclone model.

Supported for all occupancy types except 400 series. However, best practice is to use with occupancy class 354.

Only supported for Coverage A.

267

Pleasure Boats and Yachts, Sail Boats

Only supported for U.S. Hurricane model and Australian Cyclone model.

Supported for all occupancy types except 400 series. However, best practice is to use with occupancy class 354.

Only supported for Coverage A.

 

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Touchstone 3.0 Updated December 02, 2016