Does an office building in Pascagoula, MS require automatic fire sprinklers? It is a 4 story building, about 7,500SF per floor for a total of 30,000 SF. I have looked in both International Building Code and NFPA but for some reason I am unable to locate the specific requirements for buildings in Category "B" businesses. Thank
Point locations of the one hundred fifty $500 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding awards. Communities from across the nation applied for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding awards to help them complete a project on Saturday, May 4th. These one hundred fifty, $500 awards provided with generous support from State
Can a product be designed to be installed completely hidden inside of an electrical box? Maximum draw 200mA. Communicates via Bluetooth and WiFi. Would this violate any existing NEC or NFPA rule? Use case: user does not want a product that is plugged into a regular electrical socket because of one or more of the following reasons:
UBC AND NFPA call for maximum 1/8" door gap on fire rated doors which sometimes hard to comply but if the gap between rabbet stop and the door leaf as shown on attached detail is 1/8" or less, does this means that the door is compliant with what is required.
As the birthday celebration of Sparky® winds down, NFPA would like to call your attention to another helpful resource that educators, parents, and the fire service can use to engage younger generations. The “Connect the Dots” print-out is just one of several entertaining tools that we highlighted this week in our
Historic flooding in the Missouri River and Mississippi River basins has plagued the Midwest in recent days. While Nebraska and Iowa are seeing the worst of the flooding, still more rivers in six states at over 40 different locations have reached record levels. In response to this crisis, NFPA is offering a timely video resource to help
Hi All, I would like to know do I need to have fire damper through roof penetration as described on picture in attachment? Basically I have supply fan which serves each floor of the building and on each floor exit the system is protected with fire damper… Putting the fire damper on roof seems like double protection to me?
March 23rd is National Puppy Day. Established in 2006, National Puppy Day is a “paw-some” opportunity for all dog enthusiasts to celebrate “puppy love” with their favorite fur ball of a canine. The day is also designed to raise awareness about puppy mills and help prospective pet owners consider adoption. In
I have a 6 storied garments building with 4 stairs. so i need 4 nos landing valves and 4 nos hose boxes for each floor. so how much GPM pump should i use. and what is the method. and what is the reference? some one told me that for the most remotest raiser need 500 GPM, and rest of 3 need 250 GPM each. so the calculation is
WE ARE HAVING HELPAD AREA IS 40 x 40m and landing area is 20x 20m. Helipad is more than 40m away from buildings. As per NFPA 418 do we need to have foam system with deluge. What are the conditions to avoid foam system with deluge. Can we use portable foam system.
At what height the side wall sprinkler will be installed from finish floor level. what is the criteria to make the selection. If k=5.6 at what height range sprinkler should be installed. Also what is the maximum space allowed between above floor slab and side wall sprinkler.