By Christian Schittich
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2 establishes the construction criteria for control areas, which consist of ﬁre barriers per IBC Section 707 and horizontal assemblies per IBC Section 711. 2. Any control area on the fourth story or higher requires a 2-hour rating, and anything below, including up to two stories below the grade plane, requires a 1-hour rating. Control areas are not permitted any lower than two stories below the grade plane. If a building has no identiﬁed control areas or no ﬁre-resistive construction required by other provisions of the IBC complying with the requirements for control areas, then the entire building would be considered a single control area.
1) A sprinkler system installed per the NFPA 13 standard is considered a full commercial system. Whether required by a direct or indirect requirement, the NFPA 13 system is always permitted. According to the NFPA, the concept behind the NFPA 13 sprinkler system is property protection and life safety. Because of its property protection aspect, the intent of a NFPA 13 system is to stop a ﬁre no matter where it occurs, including concealed spaces, such as attics and soﬃts. Of the three sprinkler systems used by the IBC, the NFPA 13 system is considered the most expensive type of system.
5-inch hose connection per NFPA 13. 1) A sprinkler system installed per the NFPA 13 standard is considered a full commercial system. Whether required by a direct or indirect requirement, the NFPA 13 system is always permitted. According to the NFPA, the concept behind the NFPA 13 sprinkler system is property protection and life safety. Because of its property protection aspect, the intent of a NFPA 13 system is to stop a ﬁre no matter where it occurs, including concealed spaces, such as attics and soﬃts.