Mezzanines and fire sprinkler allowances

The installation of automatic fire sprinklers allows for many design advantages but the allowance for mezzanines is an ideal way to increase usable interior space and expand a business, at minimal cost. 

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2024 ICC Group A Proposals Part III

On March 1st, the monograph for all the proposed changes to the 2024 ICC Group A model codes will be released. As usual, there are several thousand proposals that must be processed through the code development committees over the span of several weeks in April and May. The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) submitted 17 proposals to further the cause of the automatic fire sprinkler industry. This is part three of the proposals that were submitted by the NFSA.

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Guide to Benefits of Fire Sprinklers in the IRC – From 2000 to 2021

The International Residential Code (IRC) is the predominant model residential code in the U.S. The IRC as a model code, requires sprinklers throughout one- and two-family homes and townhouses, however, several jurisdictions remove the fire sprinkler mandate. This short guide considers the mandate but accounts that jurisdictions do adopt the IRC without sprinklers in new construction.

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