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kraiseeh
Dear Milton,   I am really existing to receive your answer. I am new to this forum and to be very honest , I am new to fire protection engineering too. I am an elevator design engineer and interesting to study fire protection engineering.   This building is in Thailand. Thailand's code required pressurized lobby for fireman elevator. I am… (Show more)
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architectkwon
Under Construction Type, what do the numbers in parentheses mean?  I cannot find reference to its explanation.  For example, III(211) vs III(200).   Thanks much!
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vincent_balbuena
Hello guys, I would like to seek your advice regarding the requirements in NFPA 850 about the transformer separation requirements which require a firewall depending on the transformer oil capacity. In our case, the closest building in front of the power transformer(oil capacity is greater than 5000 gals) is approximately 20m. However, between… (Show more)
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cboivin
Question about a duct penetrating a single floor of a 3A Library building where there is no requirement for separation of spaces from floor to floor but there is a requirement to protect the structure.  NFPA 220 1.1 says that openings in floors and shaft enclosures are not related to the types of building construction and are regulated by other… (Show more)
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suneeb.riaz
As required by NFPA 101 chapter 14.3.6 , corridors in sprinkler protected buildings shall be minimum creating smoke partition in accordance with section 8.4 of NFPA 101. The reason behind this seems to keep the means of egress protected from smoke spread and keep it clear.Taking forward the same concept , open libraries in the corridor should… (Show more)
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mcblais@aol.com
NFPA 101:24.3.4.1 discusses alarms OR detectors and directs us to 24.3.4.1.2 for system.  Is it the intent that a smoke alarm directly outside a bedroom is allowed with single- / multi-station household alarms and system detectors shall be installed to manufacture specified spacing as we would install in a commercial system per NFPA72 chapter 17. … (Show more)
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dcormier@dceivt.com
I am a Master Electrician and also own a Security Alarm Business.  I am in discussion now with a Fire Marshal about Smoke Alarms in an existing  Residential.  This is a Single Family Residential (although the home is rented to a family currently).  He feels that since we are using the Burg/Fire alarm panel to provide smoke detection that it… (Show more)
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kraiseeh
Refer to chapter 713.14.1 of IBC Door opening in the elevator lobby enclosure wall. I presume all doors at all floors have to be self-closed at all time, but yet still they are often seen left opened. Even worse than that is doors are hold open by wooden wedge blocks. What is your experiences on this issue sir.
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blairtames
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gtvsl7noslemn6b/UMASS%20Dartmouth%20Drawing%20Keltron%20%20Macurcogas%20shut%20off_2%20radix%20wire.pdf?dl=0   Following the recent gas explosions , the drop box drawing is a representative drawing on how to detect , mitigate toxic and explosive gas hazards in buildings and alert first responders with the suggested… (Show more)
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kraiseeh
It is common to see people in high rise building using fire escape stairwells in everyday life especially as inter-floors passages. Is this happen in the USA.
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