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Jenna Ford
Does a 280 sf office renovation require fire protection if there is not new construction?
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Craig Lewis
This question has to do with suites in Healthcare occupancies.  The applicable code is NFPA 101 2015 Edition.  We are working on a renovation of an existing birthing center on the third floor of a hospital in Northern Vermont.  The occupancy has been and will continue to be Healthcare throughout the floor.  The renovation will take place at the… (Show more)
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Richard Moreno
We have a door in the field where during an annual fired door inspection it was noticed that a supplemental label indicating that the fie door is to be equipped with fire exit hardware.  The door carries a 60 minute label and was machined at the factory, under licensed service, for a rim exit device.  My question is: since the missing label is a… (Show more)
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Mike Crall
Stairwell clarification... Application: Hospital with 11 floors, doors only meet a 45 minute eating. Do the doors need replacing, to meet 90 minute requirement, or do the doors with a 45 minute rating meet the requirements of Chapter 19? According to NFPA 101-2012...   Means of Egress 7.1.3.2.1.3 states you need a minimum of 2 hr. rating for 4… (Show more)
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Kyla Caponigro
Hello Everyone;   This might be more relevant to higher education institutions. Does anyone have procedures in place to ensure employees (electricians, tradesmen) working on roofs are advised of a fire alarm, when the fire alarm is not heard in the roof?   I'm inquiring specifically about procedures which may involve low-cost tools (pager, cell… (Show more)
Jackie Walker
Are none rated corridor doors require to self close and latch. Below are 2 Separate areas I speaking. The location are #968/967 and #952    
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Balvant Jhaveri
What should be the Fire Load for the 'stage' as well as the 'seating areas' when designing a smoke control system for an Auditorium in accordance with 12.4.6.5 of NFPA 101?  We have an auditorium with smoke-protected seating with a stage exceeding 1000 sq-ft.  The total occupant load is in excess of 300 occupants.  
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Michael Sheler
Hospital setting - Christmas lights It states it is OK to have Christmas lights in lobbies, and waiting rooms. What about cafeteria's?
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