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NATIONAL FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS

NATIONAL FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS

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NATIONAL FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS

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  1. NATIONAL FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS Presented by : Rick Gratton

  2. Section 5.6 • CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION SITES

  3. Fire Code Relevant Sections • PROTECTION OF ADJACENT BUILDING 5.6.1.2 • FIRE SAFETY PLAN FOR EACH SITE 5.6.1.3 • ACCESS FOR FIREFIGHTING 5.6.1.4 • FIRE EXTINGUISHER ON SITE 5.6.1.5 • HOT WORKS 5.6.1.7 • SAFE EGRESS 5.6.1.8 • DISPOSAL OF COMBUSTIBLE REFUSE 5.6.1.19

  4. 5.6.1.2 • PROTECTION OF ADJACENT BUILDING • 1) Protection shall be provided for exposed adjacent buildings and facilities that would be exposed to fire originating from buildings, parts of buildings, facilities and associated areas undergoing construction, alteration or demolition operations.

  5. The objective of the NFC is to limit the probability that adjacent buildings or facilities will be exposed to an unacceptable risk of damage due to fire

  6. NFC Appendix Notes NFC Appendix A5.6.1.2 • Methods or materials used to protect adjacent buildings include: • Gypsum Sheathing • Spatial Separation • Water Curtains • Temporary fire barrier such as fire tarpaulin

  7. CURRENT ISSUES WITH 5.6.1.2 • No defined distance to adjacent buildings • Definition of “undergoing construction” • Enforcement • Protection required on inside or outside of coated sheathing?

  8. BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS

  9. FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS (EXAMPLES OF COMPLIANCE)

  10. 9.25 Condensation Control • Sheet and panel-type materials must have a water vapor permeance less than 60 ng when incorporating into a building assembly required to be insulated • Gypsum sheathing - 1373 • OSB - 44 but allowed as a wood based sheathing not more than 12.5 mm thick • Coatings must not affect the ability of such sheathings to dry

  11. QUESTIONS?