Does a sofa fabric used in a hotel need to pass NFPA 260? Is this stated somewhere in ada or florida building code?
Possibly the fire code
Is this in the rooms or open areas?
Also are they just sofas or sofa sleeper?
Forgot, I think fla uses NFPA 1 for the fire code
I do not see anything in the building code: would have to check the fire code
It is for the Hotel rooms. A sofa in each. According to IBC the components of upholstered items must meet UFAC class 1
What section of IBC are you looking at and which year edition??
Sorry, I should have said IBC. I found what I was looking for under NFPA 101 10.3.
The question I still have is:
If a fabric states it passes UFAC Class 1 is that equal/same as/better than passing NFPA 260?
appears there are differences
This makes it look like the same test::
In addition to the building code, the State of Florida currently adopts the 2015 edition of NFPA 101 LIfesafety Code, see 69A-3.012 : Standards of the National Fire Protection Association and Other Standards Adopted - Florida Administrative R…
NFPA 101 Sec. 126.96.36.199.1 requires 'newly introduced' upholstered furniture to meet Sec. 10.3.3 which specifies heat maximum release rates per ASTM Test Method E1537 (max 80kw and total 25mj), however, this requirement does NOT apply if the building is protected throughout by an approved automatic sprinkler system.
Thomas Daly MSc CSP CLSD CASp
The Hospitality Security Consulting Group, LLC
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