The 2016 edition of NFPA 307, Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves provides the latest principles for construction and fire
protection in these types of structures. Compliance is essential for the protection from loss of life and property -- especially since special use piers and wharf structures that differ in design and
construction from cargo handling piers require special considerations based on the type and function of the structure. The Standard also applies to buildings and structures located on marine terminal premises and the terminal yard areas.
Changes in the 2016 NFPA 307 respond to industry needs for greater guidance:
- New references to NFPA 5000: Building Construction and Safety Code offer consensus-based requirements related to the design, materials and workmanship of pier and wharf construction and other structures within the facility.
- A new construction requirement mandates consideration of health and safety aspects for cruise ship passenger terminals.
For installers, contractors, designers, engineers, and facility managers involved in building or managing marine terminals, piers, and wharves, the latest edition of
NFPA 307 is critical to ensuring fire protection and life safety in these special occupancies.