FAQs - Fire Requirements
Q: Regarding 1.3 Special Technical Requirements for all use groups (except R3/R4), what about pressure criteria and pump requirements?
Q: If I have a sprinklered building, which by todays NCSBC does not require it to be sprinklered, and I am gutting the building, can the sprinkler system be removed?
Q: What if the existing head layout doesnt conform?
Q: What happens when flow control devices installed during an alteration negatively impact the sprinkler system flow rate?
Q: In supplemental requirements (Sec. 1.11A) would there be a requirement for fire barrier separation between sprinklered work area and unsprinklered work areas?
Q: What about an unenclosed existing stairway?
Q: Do you need to rate a structure/space because of change of use?