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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2024 ICC Group A Proposals Part I

On January 11th, the deadline to submit proposals to change the 2024 ICC Group A model codes passed. As usual, there are several thousand proposals that must be processed and heard. In a previous blog, the process by which proposals make it into the model codes was discussed. The National Fire Sprinkler Association submitted 17 proposals to further the cause of the automatic fire sprinkler industry. Over the next couple of blogs, the proposals that were submitted will be reviewed and discussed.

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A-2 Retrofit Requirements in the International Fire Code 2018

The 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) has a new retrofit requirement for fire sprinklers in A-2 (bars, nightclubs, restaurants, halls, etc.) that serve alcohol. This move stems from the 2003 Station Nightclub fire that claimed 100 lives and injured over 187, that prompted changes in building and fire codes to lower their fire sprinkler threshold trigger to 100 occupants for new A-2 occupancies starting in the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) and IFC.

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