• smoke barriers in an existing healthcare occupancy

    Exhibit 18/19.17 shows an example that if a business occupancy is below a healthcare floor, the smoke barrier needs to extend through the floor below. However commentary says that smoke barriers are only...
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  • AOR

    Is it not in line with NFPA 72 to have the horn/strobes in the AOR, silenced due to not being able to hear the voice-intercom in that area or maybe using a different tone/sound, like a chime only in the AOR?
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  • Draperies

    Can anyone tell me what codes apply to new draperies installed in a place of assembly? Thanks much,
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  • Writing fire safety strategy reports

    Are there any templates about Fire Safety strategy reports according to NFPA ?
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Retractable belt barriers on egress path

    I've been looking in NFPA 1, 101 and 5000 for a reference to retractable belt barriers (such as Tensabarriers TM), but I have not found any. Specifically I am wondering if there is a clear statement discouraging user...
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  • Door Gap Gauges

    Has anyone used a door gap gauge from www.allthingsinspector.com ?
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  • 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...
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  • 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?
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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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