• Convenience opening separation

    Code Enforced = NFPA 101 2015 Citation= 101: Project Description =  Interior renovation of a two-story office space. Floor area = 15,680 sf. Cost of the renovation exceeds 50% of the appraised value of the...
    last modified by tlea@eskewdumezripple.com
  • Door Gap Gauges

    Has anyone used a door gap gauge from www.allthingsinspector.com ?
    last modified by mparkins
  • waste garbage compactor systems

    I have a question relative to NFPA 82 "Standards for Incinerators and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment". The provisions for waste compactors in NFPA 82 (2019 edition) Chapter 8 on paragraph indi...
  • Chemical Transport on Elevators

    Has anyone seen a sign like this before at an elevator? Do you know if there is a standard that dictates these requirements? I have looked at NFPA 45 and IFC and so far I have not been able to figure out where this re...
    last modified by nicolas.monroy
  • Employee Training on Fire Doors

    I have a safety question for you. Got hit on audit about sign on fire rated door. They want us to train staff on fire door requirements. Where would I find such?
    last modified by dennis.parnell
  • Corridor width in high rise building

    I have a high rise building with a corridor width of 7 ' 7".  I have been asked if it would be okay to add 27 inch cubicles on one side of the corridor so that college students have a place to work  This wou...
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  • Mini business Occupancies with CIP walls

    There is a new form of building being proposed in our community in Swartz Creek, MI. It is a small building being marketed by Biggby Coffee. It will only employ 3-5 staff at a time so does not need 2 means of egress I...
    last modified by raelynh99
  • Smoke Management System for Atrium_Balcony Spill Plume

    In case of Balcony Spill Plume, the equivalent width of plume shall be calculated as per NFPA 92 2015Ed, This plume width is a governing parameter of calculated mass flow rate for balcony spill plume by...
    last modified by jin.k
  • Non-rated corridor in partially sprinklered building

    I’m working on an alteration / reconstruction of an existing building:   -Two story building -Type 1A construction, 3-hour rated structure and floor assemblies. -Existing and planned uses: Higher Ed B-U...
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  • Egress doors remodel

    I am at a Skilled Nursing facility in northern California. Our administrator wants us to remodel our front doors and reduce 4 exit doors down to two. I need to make sure that there is going to be adequate space per pe...
    last modified by alexanderbeum
  • CMS

    We are under the jurisdiction of CMS and other regulators. We are a Skilled Nursing facility in northern California. It is my belief that we need to be following NFPA 101 2012 is this correct? Would there be other jur...
    last modified by alexanderbeum
  • Arson Fire in Kyoto, Japan

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/18/asia/kyoto-animation-fire-intl-hnk/index.html An arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan killed 34 people. There were total 74 occupants in the building at the time o...
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  • Hyperbaric Facility

    Our client owns an existing Business occupancy building (medical office building use), which we believe to be Type V (000) construction.  Exterior, load-bearing wood studs and wood trusses comprise the 1-sto...
    last modified by williamr
  • Two Question's Duct Detector's & Power Supplies

    I recently had correspondence with a customer regarding his latest annual fire alarm system inspection. The technicians were not able to test the Duct Detector Units as a 30 ft lift would've been required to get to th...
    last modified by kerrie
  • Can Dental Offices Request Inspection to NFPA 99 2018 Chapter 15 currently?

    The new chapter (Chapter 15) on dental gas and vacuum systems in NFPA 99 2018 has caught the attention of AHJs, architects, dental supply companies, fire marshals, building officials, landlords, and now even dentists ...
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  • When is Occupant Notification required

    You know there needs to be a cheat sheet for when notification is needed on a project! 9.6.3 Occupant Notification. Occupant notification shall be provided to alert occupants of a fire or other emergency wher...
    last modified by txmauler
  • Fire Stopping inspections

    Can anyone direct me to the information in Ch8, 8.3 Fire Barriers. I am looking for a requirement in NFPA 101-2012 that might require a third party inspection of installed fire stopping in new construction or major re...
    last modified by mmerriex
  • Fire Pump with Arc Reduction Breaker

    The pump is 150HP and the circuit breaker disconnect is sized to exceed locked rotor at1200A.  Based on NEC 240.87, the disconnect has a maintenance mode switch, which reduces the instantaneous setting for live w...
    last modified by j_w_hines
  • Restaurant Outdoor Grill Req. Hood and Suppression System?

    Firstly, I am in Puerto Rico. I've searched the Codes but can't find an applicable one for this situation. We have a restaurant and want to have a gas operated outdoor grill. It will be sitting in an outdoor, open air...
    last modified by corphq
  • Space requirement between wall and wood panel?

    Hi All,  Is it possible to help guide me to find out some information about installing wood panels which are Class A fire rated? My question specifically related to the gap of air behind a panel once installed. ...
    last modified by ericwindfall