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eramos
Dear NFPA staff,   Good day! I have a question regarding staircase landings. According to section 7.2.2.3.2.3, in new buildings, every stair landing shall have a dimension, measured in the direction of travel, that is not less than the width of the stair.   In respect to this section, I need to clarify whether the landing needs to be continuous… (Show more)
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minawadie
hi  iam working on an aircraft hangar design , iam asking about exit stairs required by NFPA 101 (40.6) or 409, Are they should be enclosed or it may be open stair specially they are only between ground and mezzanine floors
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tompu
How do you deal with fire smoke dampers in rated shafts? Installing a duct detector within 5 ft. of each damper? Do you use a damper that has both a heat detector and smoke detector built into the FSD? If so are you testing it yearly for proper operation? Just throwing it out there to see what others are doing.
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lguthrie
I am totally new to anything NFPA and we currently don't have a facilities person at my organization.  I'm trying to ensure the Joint Commission's Statement of Conditions Basic Building Information for our buildings is complete and correct.  I'm stumped on where to find which Construction Type we are I(443), I(332), II(222), etc. I've looked at… (Show more)
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pdiprimo
Hello I work at a college and recently new offices were built, using metal studs and drywall. There are walls separating the offices but the acoustic ceiling tiles continues over the walls. I have a wire installed through the ceiling tile and through the top of the wall to feed outlet in the wall. The ceiling tile in half in one office and half… (Show more)
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cookmt95
I have three adjoining ground floor buildings, with square footage of 67,000, 56,000 and 47,000 each. I of course have my (man door) fire door exits marked on my maps. We have several overhead doors leading to the outside on the ground level, and two overhead doors that lead out onto a loading dock with stairs that lead to the ground. May I also… (Show more)
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cary
On a form that I am following for annual inspection of swinging door assemblies it ask "Rating of barrier" Are they referring to the number of hours it will take to burn thru this door? Thank You Cary J. Dutton Procurement and facility operations manager
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doho8711
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jelsonpjohn
DOES DOOR NEED TO BE FIRE RATED SAME HOURS AS WALLS OR IS THERE ANY CRITERIA TO SELECT THE FIRE RATED FOR DOORS. FOR EXAMPLE IN ONE OF OUR BUILDING WE HAVE WALLS FIRE RATED TO 1 HOUR AND DOOR IS ONLY 45 MINUTES AND FOR 2 HOUR. IS THIS OK BUILDING IS WITH OFFICE AND DATA CENTER
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a.mamdouh
Hello, I want to ask you about a new apartment residential building 24 floors with a fully supervised automatic sprinkler system, does the NFPA require smoke detection in the sleeping rooms, living & kitchen or can it be installed only in the lobby, stairs and public areas?
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