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Fire Modelling for Tiny Houses

Question asked by rfdacm02 on May 7, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 3, 2019 by rfdacm02

Has anyone seen any computer modelling to show fire behavior in "Tiny Houses"? Many of these dwellings have loft sleeping areas with ceiling/roof windows for escape. It would seem that given the minimal cubic footage, that heat and smoke would be drawn very rapidly to the point of egress. While all major code sets have required fire sprinklers in dwellings for some time, a large majority of the country has removed this requirement during code adoption. Thus following the fire service "white paper" allowing or requiring escape windows may become increasingly hazardous if a sprinkler system is not required.