We are getting ready to start a fire alarm replacement project in a large dormitory over the summer break. I have just been informed that a resident will not be leaving for the summer and will remain in her dorm room. The contractor will obviously be pulling the panel and installing new devices. The building will certainly be without a functional fire alarm for more than 4 hours. I'm making my case that because of this one occupant and the fact that the fire alarm will not be in operation then a fire watch must be used. According to what I found if the building is still open to the public then all codes still apply to the building being occupied. Thoughts??