we are planning to construct an academic building with occupancy 200. can anyone advise whether we need to have sprinklers , fire hose cabinets, hydrants installed as per NFPA.
Yes it is good to follow NFPA. But as I stated above you need to contact the LJHA to see if they have any local building and fire prevention code/ standards you will be required to comply with. In order to receive your certificate of occupancy you will have to comply with these local codes and standards. In NFPA and ICC Codes state the LJHA has final authority of approval. Just out of curiosity who advised you to just start with following NFPA without first consulting with the LJHA first? Did you pull a permit and submit plans on your project at which time you would have been advised of any local codes and standards you would be required to comply with. Hope this is helpful.
Before you consider advise given here I suggest that you contact the LJHA to find out if there is a local Building Code and Fire Prevention Code that you will have to comply with for your project and if they have adopted any off the shelf codes/standards that you will also have to comply with. The LJHA will advise you of any of the fire protection measures mention above which you will have to comply with possibly all which be up to them. Please keep in mind that local code is applied first and as stated in off the shelf codes/standards the LJHA has authority of final approval. Just my opinion. Hope this is helpful.
Thanks for the reply. we are instructed to follow NFPA.
The customer instructed to follow NFPA. Can you please advise on sprinkler and hydrant requirements.
You need to follow NFPA 13 for sprinkler systems, NFPA 24 for hydrant and main installation and you made mention of possible stand pipes for your project you will need to follow NFPA 14. It seems this is going to be a higher education facility which are treated as a business you will have to check local building and fire prevention codes and standards requirements for businesses. Hope this is helpful.
I have checked the local code. Our project is for technical studies. Local codes mentions hazard till grade 12 only.
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