NFPA 101, Par. 8.6.6 Communicating Space condition #3 “The entire floor area of the communicating space is open and unobstructed, such that a fire in any part of the space will be readily obvious to the occupants of the space prior to the time it becomes an occupant hazard.” Can we install smoke detection system as a equivalency to
I've found it difficult to come up with concrete answers in NFPA with regard to 1 &2 Family Dwellings and attached garages. Chapter 24 is all but silent on attached garages (CO section speaks to it). Are they to be treated as incidental storage or a separated storage occupancies? Over and over we see 20 min doors being specced between
We are in the design phase of a new dormitory. We are trying to stay under the 75 feet height requirement of a high-rise building. Life safety code 220.127.116.11 is about a clear as mud in its definition. I'm going to reach out to the local fire department but decided to ask here first.
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 would limit the corridor with to 5 '4". One is it okay to have a corridor this size and two is it okay to have occupants in the
we are planning to correct part of our fire protection system where a portion of the system will be down while work is being performed. Does the fire watch have to take place in only the area in which the system is down or the entire building
I need to calculate the fire water capacity for one of my FMCG sites. What factors need to be included? Actually, our site has gone through an insurance company audit where they have highlighted that our current storage capacity for fire water is insufficient. We have a 500 GPM pump with jockey and diesel generator option. Moreover, auditor has