Next week I, along with many other NFPA staff and thousands of attendees, will make our annual trip to NFPA's Conference and Expo. On Wednesday, I will be presenting a session on changes to the 2013 edition of NFPA 80. The 2013 edition is the current edition of the standard and was released last fall. The official title of the presentation is "Inspection, Protect, and Collect: Changes to NFPA 80, 2013 edition." and will be held from 11:00am-12:00pm in room S505ab.
NFPA 80 is a document critical to life safety of occupants and protection of property. The 2013 edition of NFPA 80 contains many important changes and updates to the requirements for fire doors and other opening protectives. These changes include a rewrite of the Chapter 5 provisions for the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire doors which inclues both technical and editorial updates, new language for swinging fire door hardware, and new language for sill as well through-wall sleeves for fusible link cables. I will these and other changes made to the standard as well as how and why these changes made it into the document.
If you are a building owner, engineer, fire door manufacturer, fire door inspector, enforcer, building official, safety officer, or have a general interest in fire and life safety you will learn something from this presentation and I encourage you to attend. If you are unable to attend, please swing by the NFPA booth in the Expo and we can chat more about your NFPA 80 questions.
Safe travels and see you in Chicago!