Category: NFPA, FM Global, IBC/IFC, UL
Dec
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NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2019 edition), consolidated and updated its guidance regarding the need for automatic sprinklers in concealed spaces. Section 9.2.1 Concealed Spaces Not Requiring Sprinkler Protection details several…

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May
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Several years ago, FM Approvals created their Approval Guide website (www.approvalguide.com), allowing you to verify an FM Approved product. Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) now joins in with their own website (codelink.ul.com). The main difference is that…

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Jul
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Many jurisdictions have adopted NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, to help ensure that sprinkler systems are properly inspected and maintained. Many property insurance companies often require that this standard…

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Aug
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What is a Standard? What is a Code? Why do they change so much? If they change, are we protected properly with the old standard we designed to? Codes Codes are consensus documents that are…

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Dec
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Choosing the correct roofing system for your facility may not be easy. There are many factors that should be taken into consideration based on the geographic location and other conditions of your facility. Protection against…

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Apr
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The use of fire pumps for fire protection is certainly not new – the initial NFPA Technical committee to establish uniform guidelines for proper and effective installation of fire pumps dates back to 1899. Over…

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