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LovelI, Vickie J.
April 2008
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Apr2008 Supplement, Vol. 80, p6
The author reflects on the fire protection system in the U.S. He states that despite the increased use of fire sprinklers in commercial buildings, the country maintained the position of fourth highest death rate. He suggests that the sprinklers tradeoffs in the building codes should be examined to validate whether they are based on good science and are technically justified.


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