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Scott Moore
NFPA 45 specifies the amount of maximum quantities for flammable material percent reduction in laboratory units for floors (3-6) in a building. Is there a requirement for maximum quantity, percent reduction for flammable materials stored in a basement laboratory, below grade?
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Christopher Post
I'm a healthcare construction manager and I'm looking for some interpretation on the NFPA 241 regarding "Temporary Separation Walls" in healthcare construction.    8.6.2.4* Nonrated walls and opening protectives shall be permitted when an approved automatic sprinkler system is installed.      Annex A: Explanatory Material: A.8.6.2.4 Construction… (Show more)
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mpresson
This assumes an auditorium with fixed seating.  I acknowledge that ADA requirements are a separate approach to this topic, but I'm merely seeking here to know how code would be read on this from an NFPA perspective.  Would the wheelchair's inhabitant need to be officially informed of a duty to evacuate immediately upon the advent of an emergency,… (Show more)
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rfdacm02
We are reviewing a new Regional Vocational/Technical School building for the local high schools and were shocked to see that they designed it such that the automobiles that are to be worked on in the automotive shop/lab and auto-body shop/lab will enter via the exit corridor. Yes, that's right, they designed it with garage doors with a vestibule… (Show more)
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Bobby Parker
The Joint Commission added a new EP ,EP 25, that addressed fire door inspections. It refers to NFPA 80 to use as a guide. 6.3.1.7.2 states that clearances should be measured from the pull side of the door. In a facility which construction dates range from 1937 thru present, this is almost impossible to achieve without a major expense.All of our… (Show more)
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Kyla Caponigro
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Gabriel Munoz
ISNTALLING RESIDENTIAL SIDEWALL HEADS PERPENDICULAR TO 6" EXPOSED BEAMS,   SIDEWALL IS 9 TO 12 IN BELOW CEILING, THIS  MEANS SW IS 3 TO 6 IN BELOW BEAM,   HOW FAR SW NEEDS TO BE ?
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Ahmed Taher
I have a high rise apartments residential building, Is it accepted to open an apartment door  into the fire service access lobby? fire_service_access_lobby
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