Automobile Construction

AIR provides the following codes for automobile construction:

  While Coverage C (content) is not supported for most of the 200-series construction class codes, it is, supported for Inland Transit (construction code 259) and for some other construction codes, such as tanks and pipelines. For the full list of supported combinations, refer to the "Const. & Occ. Combin." tab in each model supplement.
  Touchstone applies non-engineered building damage distributions to the following construction classes regardless of occupancy class, including the industrial facility (400-series) occupancy classes: 101, 102, 103, 104, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 173, 174, 178, 179, 261. This applies to the AIR Earthquake Model for Japan and to the AIR Earthquake Model for Canada.

 

Construction Code

Category

Description

261

Automobiles

Typically a four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation.

For all regions outside the United States, use occupancy class code 300 with construction class 261. To model automobile dealerships in the United States using the AIR Severe Thunderstorm Model for the United States, AIR Severe Thunderstorm Model for Canada, or the AIR Hurricane Model for the United States, use construction class code 261 with occupancy class code 312 or 313.

The AIR Severe Thunderstorm Model for the United States, AIR Severe Thunderstorm Model for Canada,  and the AIR Hurricane Model for the United States provide separate damage functions for standard automobiles and for automotive dealerships. The automotive dealer damage function (construction class code 261 with occupancy class code 312 or 313) assumes that the majority of the vehicles are parked outside in the open. Accordingly, for a dealership with the majority of the cars outside and few inside, AIR recommends coding all this exposure with construction class code 261 and occupancy class code 312 or 313.

However, if the majority of the cars are inside the dealership, for example, a dealership in a city in which there are a few cars in a showroom, AIR recommends coding the automobile exposure as Content, for Coverage C, and supplying the appropriate construction and occupancy class codes for the dealership itself. If you are also modeling the physical structure of the dealership, include the replacement value in the Coverage A field.

262

Automobiles

Typically a four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation.

263

Automobiles

Typically a two-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation; may include a side car with a third wheel.

 

 


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Touchstone 5.0 Updated January 17, 2019