Allowances for larger and taller mass timber buildings have been approved as part of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code, and, where applicable, NFPA 101, Life Safety Code.
Architects often use the phrase ‘20-minute smoke door,’ and it is common to see a door schedule calling for these products. To properly specify doors, frames, and hardware for fire door and smoke door assemblies, it is critical the proper terminology is used and the correct code requirements are referenced.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding its annual conference and expo in Las Vegas from June 13 to 16. The conference brings to life the technology, products, and services that help professionals design, build, manage, and maintain facilities conforming to fire.
In our August 2015 issue, two authors explored numerous aspects of lightning protection, from functionality to aesthetics. In this complementary web article, the focus turns to risk assessment and associated costs.