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high-rise

A concept with no fixed definition except as contained within specific fire codes or building codes.In commercial real estate,it is generally understood by reference to what it is not.It is not a low-rise, which is a one- or two-story structure. It is not a midrise, which could be anything between three and six, perhaps eight stories high, depending on the community. A high-rise is anything taller than a midrise.The meaning of high-rise in Asheville,North Carolina,will be different than that in New York City or Chicago.

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It is believed that the cabinet in its upcoming meeting will direct the authorities concerned of the four cities to make amendments in their by-laws to permit construction of high-rise buildings.
Discussing the government's decision regarding FAR and allowing the construction of high-rises, the board decided in principle that these buildings could be constructed along roads which have a right-of-way (ROW) of 300 yards in Blue Area, Sectors G-8, G-9, G-10, G-11 and the Kashmir Highway.
They should also be more cautious that only high-standard materials are used in high-rise structures.
A spokeswoman for Thirteen said: "As an extra fire safety measure we've committed to fitting fire suppression systems in our high-rise blocks, where this is feasible.
The meeting decided that the Aviation Division and CDA in the next ten days would identify those areas where high-rise building would not be allowed, however, the numbers of such areas should be minimum.
The prime minister directed the CDA to present policy, in next week, making the process of accepting design of the buildings more easy and prompt and ensuring automation of the system with minimum human interference.The CDA was directed to review the policy about high-rise buildings in the next 10 days.
Specifically, the department's evaluation showed that "the presence of a phreatic zone composed of brackish water, as well as the presence of very thick loose deposits," in combination with frequent earthquakes experienced in the area and the addition of the heavy load of a high-rise building, creates a high possibility of "the catastrophic phenomenon of soil liquefaction", which would cause the building's collapse.
'As per Sindh Building Control Authority laws, high-rise buildings can be constructed,' the bench stated.
The RCA CPPI for mid- and high-rise apartments was down 0.4 percent in Q318 from Q218.
This is merely one recent, headline-grabbing example of the potential danger of high-rise buildings that are not properly protected against fire risk.
The likely place of origin of a fire is much the same in both commercial high-rise and low-rises.

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