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ET News Journal -- April 11, 2010

Access Codes and Standards online

As a local huckster says, "Free is a very good price"! Many state building, fire, and other codes are made available for free via the ICC website. You can also view NFPA standards online.

Reviewing your latest state codes online is a relatively painless way to stay on top of their most recent version.

Of particular note regarding fire protection, IBC/IFC article 907 has been re-written in the 2009 edition, hence the continuous single vertical bar. The changes reflect a lot of work to remove contradictions, repetition, and to move at least a couple of requirements from NFPA 72 into the building code. For example, the requirement to provide smoke detection to supervise control equipment in other-than-continuously-occupied locations and the requirement to provide at least one manual box even where an exception allows omission of manual boxes.


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