Fire Protection - Floor Systems

Summary

Since the 2012 IRC R501.3 (new section in the 2015 IRC R302.13) was adopted, SBCA has been working with component manufacturers to educate state and local code adoption bodies on the impacts of this model code change that adversely affect firefighter safety.

This provision was a compromise crafted by the American Wood Council (AWC) and National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) to offer to the fire service as an alternative to mandatory sprinklers.

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