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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