How would an AHJ get a copy of the owner's certificate?

Blog Post created by mattklaus Employee on Mar 1, 2018


I will admit that Chapter 4 of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems provides very little in the way of “meaty” requirements. It does however deal with one of the fundamental requirements that very few people pay attention to: the owner's certificate. This document sets up the entire design for the contractor and the approval/plan review foundation for the AHJ, however it is ignored by most.

During my recent NFPA Live presentation I looked at the criticality of this document in terms of getting a project started as well as playing a role in the management of change throughout the building’s lifecycle.

I received this follow-up questions from a member. I'm now sharing it with you. I hope you find some value in it.


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