IPC 2013 : E04 : BUILDING.

IPC2013 > E > E04[c] > BUILDING.
Notes[t] E01 - E06: BUILDING
E04B GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings E06B 1/00).
Notes[n] E04B:
  • This subclass covers working methods used in constructing new buildings and analogous working methods on existing buildings. Other working methods on existing buildings, except those for insulating, are classified in group E04G 23/00 .
  • In this subclass, the following term is used with the meaning indicated:
    • "ceiling" includes all the finishing material concealing the underside of the load-carrying ceiling structure or roof structure.
E04C STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS (for bridges E01D; specially designed for insulation or other protection E04B; elements used as building aids E04G; for mining E21; for tunnels E21D; structural elements with broader range of application than for building engineering F16, particularly F16S).
E04D ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS (coverings of outer walls by plaster or other porous material E04F 13/00).
Notes[n] E04D:
  • In this subclass, the following expression is used with the meaning indicated:
    • "roof coverings" includes any similar kind of watertight covering against rain, snow, hail, or the like, for other parts of buildings.
E04F FINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS (windows, doors E06B).
E04G SCAFFOLDING; FORMS; SHUTTERING; BUILDING IMPLEMENTS OR OTHER BUILDING AIDS, OR THEIR USE; HANDLING BUILDING MATERIALS ON THE SITE; REPAIRING, BREAKING-UP OR OTHER WORK ON EXISTING BUILDINGS.
Notes[n] E04G:
  • In this subclass, the following term is used with the meaning indicated:
    • "scaffolding" includes other supports for like purposes.
E04H BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL (foundations E02D).
Notes[n] E04H:
  • This subclass covers
    • primarily the layout of buildings as a whole;
    • details which are peculiar to types of buildings, or buildings for special purposes, specified in the groups;
    • canopies in general and canopies similar in construction to tents.  
  • This subclass does not cover canopies having special application, which are covered by the relevant place, e.g. protecting chairs against the weather A47C 7/66, bed canopies A47C 29/00, sun shades or awnings for buildings E04F 10/00 .  
  • In this subclass, the following terms are used with the meanings indicated:
    • "buildings" does not exclude engineering structures and other constructions;
    • "tent" means a tent or canopy having a supporting means, e.g. frame and a flexible cover.