Code Watch

Lovell, Vickie J.
October 2008
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Fall2008 AMCA International, Vol. 80, p9
The article reports that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rejected the NFPA 90A's proposal to require fire and smoke dampers in shafts. The members of the influential Health Care Section opposed the proposal due to the cost of installation and maintenance. Meanwhile, the International Building Code (IBC) agreed to keep the requirement in the IBC for fire and smoke dampers in shaft since 2000 with some modifications for business and residential occupancies.


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