Where can I find information on sprinklers in new construction. We have a school being built the builder does not want ot activiate the sprinkler system, the school i s about 85% completed. Thank you
Answer will be the same, but how are you involved in this??
Are you saying there will be no fire sprinklers in the building??
The place to start is with the city building department, if there is one,
They will adopt a building code.
Please post which one it is and the year edition
Is this a total brand new school or and addition to an existing one??
This is a brand new school, the builder does not want to activate the sprinkler system at all because they are way behind on the installation. The sprinkler installation has not keep up with the rest of the building construction. They have furniture and other combustible items throughout the school. We are working with our building officials but they have pushed this onto the FD. We adopted the 2012 Codes. Thank you.
I work for the fire marshal.
We we do not allow combustibles in a building till the fire sprinkler system and fire alarm system has been tested and approved.
Our Building offical has the same policy. So we back each other.
Are you the school district??
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Well March in and tell the school district remove all furniture
or tell them no more
Normally the BO is supposed to approve a building for use???
2012 IBC 111.1
sorry some reason cannot cop and paste
2012 IFC 501.4
Besides the IBC one, look at 901.5.1!!!!!!!
I assume you're looking for NFPA answers as this is an NFPA forum and your an FD inspector? I don't know the code and section for "under construction" if the building is unoccupied, but I'd say they should make sure whoever is insuring them is OK with it and will cover the loss, without a Certificate of Occupancy I'd assume the builder/GC is responsible for any losses, thus make them aware they're increasing the likelihood of an uncontrollable fire given the increased fire load.
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