When are Standpipes Required?

The requirements for the installation of standpipe systems comes from locally adopted building and fire codes. The International Code Council (ICC) confirms that all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, New York City, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico have adopted the International Building Code (IBC) for use in new construction. The International Fire Code (IFC) is adopted in 41 states and NFPA 1 - Fire Code in 20 states. The installation requirements for those standpipes can be found in NFPA - 14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipes and Hose Systems.

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NFSA Statement on Supply Chain

Open Letter to NFSA Members, The fire sprinkler industry has historically experienced limited issues with material supply.  Fire sprinkler contractors have very few long lead items and our everyday material […]

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Let your voice be heard at the International Code Council’s Code Hearings

The Committee Action Hearings (CAH) of the International Code Council are in full swing. While normally these hearings would be in person, this year they are completely virtual. The ICC has created an impressive online hearing environment that has proved to work well as the various committees hear the many proposals submitted for this code cycle.  This cycle includes the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), International Fire Code (IFC), and many more.  The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) has been successful in supporting/opposing proposals that affect the fire sprinkler industry.

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