NFPA 58 - Important Building

Blog Post created by ericnette Employee on Jun 17, 2015

How do you classify an "Important Building" for separation distances in Chapter 6 of NFPA 58? In the standard we don't define this term, and leave it up to the AHJ.


I do have a couple reasons some AHJ's have declared some buildings are an "Important Building":

1. Replacement Value

2. Human Occupancy

3. Value of the Contents

4. Vital Role in the function of the Business or it's Records

5. It's role in Emergency Operations


-Eric Nette, P.E.