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vanbruntkatie
I'm editing a specification section on Plastic Countertops and have the option to include a fire-retardant core if required. Has anyone seen this required before and if so where?
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catchallemail9
Hi. I am a resident of a multifamily apartment complex. I have had multiple issues during move-in, and I'm not very confident in how the complex operates.    A couple days after I moved in, two fire trucks showed up at my building. The fire fighters determined that the alarm system malfunctioned and sent a silent alarm to the monitoring company,… (Show more)
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david.sparkes
I need to know what can I use as a container for combustible waste, plastic or metal with lid of course. They will have rags that have thinner, paint and some cleaners from aerosol on them?
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bbosley
My local Authority Having Jurisdiction is requiring that a roof hatch in a one hour roof be rated. I can find no specific reference in NFPA 101 2012 edition that requires this. IBC specifically exempts skylights and roof hatches as long as they are not part of the structure of the roof. He will not allow reference to IBC codes as he only enforces… (Show more)
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jgallagher
We are constructing an aircraft storage hangar that is Prefabricated Steel and is 18,800 square feet; including a non aircraft storage area designed for a bathroom/common area that is 800 square feet as part of the total hangar square footage noted above square ft hangar of 18,800 square feet. Our Hangar Door height is less than 28' high;  we do… (Show more)
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suneeb.riaz
As per NFPA 101 , the multiple occupancies of separated occupancy type are to be separated from each other by fire barriers as 6.14.4.1.Whereas in Multiple occupancies of mixed type  the separation requirements are not noted except the hazardous areas protection, so in an educational occupancy a dining/lunch area with more than 50 people is… (Show more)
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totoy_1211
Click to view content  Dear Gentlemen,   Please find attached basement floor plan of healthcare facility. This part of basement is about 1800 meter square. Both ends have means of egress. Occupancy are offices, stores, HVAC, electrical rooms and mechanical room.    My query are the following; 1. For maximum travel distance, do i have to consider 61 meters? If not,… (Show more)
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totoy_1211
Click to view content  To whom it may concern,   Good day!!!   I encountered a scenario in the hospital basement, tunnel / trench are attached to the basement (please find attached image with information for reference), Do i have to consider the maximum travel distance of 61 meters? If so it will exceed the allowable maximum distance stated in the code.Is there any… (Show more)
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cgy
This is a standalone, single-story 6,800sf building that is fully sprinklered and classified as Ambulatory Healthcare (Dialysis center). Is it required to have full coverage smoke detection? What code section should I refer to? 
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