NFPA 13 R System - Building height limit

Discussion created by gribulisd on Jan 16, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2018 by cdafd

I was wondering if anyone else has come across this issue.  I have a building that is 60 feet tall except the elevator penthouse is 67 feet tall  According to the building code, I can use an NFPA 13R sprinkler system.  The Building code official has come back with a comment that in the 2013 NFPA 13R code book section 1.1 states that a building cannot be taller than 60' if an NFPA 13R sprinkler system is used.  Does anyone know of an exception to this in NFPA?