When a building of 3 story height + basement (below grade) , total building footprint area~1000 m2 , does it require to be sprinklered or not? Thank you for your help
Sprinklers might be required depending on the type of occupancy per NFPA 1 or NFPA 101. Without knowing occupancy type, no one can tell if sprinklers are required. Also, check if local code or AHJs require them.
If there is any question the only answer is: Sprinkler it. Always the safest option that offers the most future options. But in reality, we need to know more about the building: intended uses, construction type, then there are numerous occupancy factors that could require sprinklers too.
Sahar, please join us in the discussion as this is very interesting subject as I cannot find any building safety reason why you would not protect a three story building with a supervised automatic sprinkler system.
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