• Guardrail

    In NFPA 101, the clause mentioned the use of guardrail if two conditions happened which are open side with 760mm deep. If there is a case where a voide wide enough for a person having slope and beams (potebtial risk i...
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  • Clarification on "Concentrated Business Use" Occupancy

    In a higher education office space built 5/2019, there is a large suite with 6 same safe private offices, as well as open office space in the front and a conference room. The private office spaces are approx. 120 sq. ...
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  • Fixed Ladder

    We are working on an industrial site (IU-2 & IU-3, H-3). We have a fixed ladder that goes from the ground floor slab to a catwalk that is 65 feet above the slab.    -How many platforms do...
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  • subsection of NFPA 38 – Marijuana Growing, Processing, or Extraction Facilities.

    The subsection is written as follows: Extraction and post oil processing operations including dispensing of flammable liquids between containers, shall be performed in one of the following location...
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  • Occupant load in large technical rooms

    Hi, I am working on a hospital project with large technical rooms in one floor: 2 big electrical rooms (total 2,053 sqm), mechanical room (1,748 sqm) and telecom room (70 sqm); in total 3,871 sqm only in one floo...
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    Dears,   Is there any restriction for new FM-200 System installation due to Montreal agreement?  in 2020
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  • 20 minutes fire rated doors on two storage room in an otherwise non fire rated corridor.

    Checking through some construction document notice that the plans have install 20 minutes fire rated doors on two storage room in an otherwise non fire rated corridor. The walls of the storage rooms are not fire rated...
    last modified by kadinarich
  • Detached Generator Rooms

    Detached generator rooms for power outage back up. What type of lock is code compliant for egress. Some have single door and some have double doors.
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  • Electric rooms (MDB, Transformers and generator) occupancy classification

    I'm working on a conference hall project, According to NFPA 101, what is the classification of these occupancies?. Also, what is the classification of the projector and sound room, is it ancillary to predominant...
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  • Fire door “open position”

    Ok, had in my notes...for inspection of  fire swinging doors, the definition of full open position (electronic hold open from that point, but mechanical l had down 70degrees...but no foot notes!   Tried doin...
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  • Building Height of a stadium building

    How is Building Height of a stadium building measured?  High-Rise Building is defined as; A building where the floor of an occupiable story is greater than 75 ft (23 m) above the lowest level of fire depart...
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  • Is a Refuge Area required in a 2 story school?

    I need information on requirements for refuge communications/communicators in two story schools.  My NFPA Handbook 2019 p. 711 at the top of the page references Communications Systems for Life Safety in Schools....
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  • NFPA 101 Smoke control

    I have to build an airport terminal. My question is, should I comply with what is established in of NFPA 101 of 2018?
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  • Portable Fire extinguisher

    kindly i would like to ask about portable fire extinguisher 12 kg dry powder how many dimensions can extinguishing fire inside building?
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  • Requirements for Smokers Inside Bldg.

    New to forums...hope this question is posted in the correct one:   Renovation of existing single story non-combustible building into a commissary type kitchen...cooking food for food truck sales. Two large custo...
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  • How many single-user restroom doors have a fire-rating on them?

    It does not seem logical that single occupancy restroom doors would need to be fire rated or even fire proof due to the fact these are small rooms with only one entry door. In my research so far I have not encountered...
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  • Generator Placement Near a Window

    I am planning to have a generator installed at my house.  The preferred location has the exhaust side of the generator greater than the required 5 feet from a window, door or vent.  However, several installe...
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  • Fire signal interlock to HVAC system

    Hi, I would like to know which HVAC system should be shutdown during a fire alarm. I know that my AHU will be interlock with the smoke detector to shutdown and MV fans for areas such as the staircase/FFL/carpark will ...
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  • NFPA 96 -

    Hi there, I am inquiring about NFPA 96 (2014) for a proposed kitchen exhaust fan to be located on the gable rooftop (A Frame).   Article, states “Fans shall be provided with safe access and a wor...
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  • Smoke Control System Requirement in Factory

    I am designing Fire protection System Food Factory. I want to know if smoke control system is required to install in it. Also what are the requirements of fire curtain in this hazard.    Appreciate the supp...
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