Minimum Prescriptive Standards

The 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) requires all new one-and two-family dwellings and townhouses to be protected by automatic fire sprinklers. Then, upon local adoption, 48 states choose to not provide that minimum basic state requirement without any justification other than cost. This is simply a blatant disregard for minimal statewide safety measures and jeopardizes the health and well being of those less fortunate communities.

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Building Design Advantages for Sprinklered One- and Two-Family Homes and Townhouses.

As many are aware, there are many design advantages that come with installing a sprinkler system. However, a lot of the time we only talk about the commercial side of the design advantages and very rarely talk about the residential advantages in the International Residential Code (IRC), specifically for NFPA 13D systems installed through IRC Section P2904.

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