NFPA codes often work in concert to provide guidance, and this is certainly true in the case of sprinkler protection, explains NFPA life safety engineer, Ron Coté.
In his new "In Compliance" column in the November/December issue of NFPA Journal, Coté explains the interplay between NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, and NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, when it comes to providing sprinkler protection in buildings.
NFPA 101 sets the thresholds under which sprinkler protection is required, but refers the reader to the expertise provided by NFPA 13 to ensure installation compliance, Coté explains. This way, NFPA 101 can provide guidance for meshing its requirements with those of NFPA 13 and avoid any misapplication.
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