Keep pace with the industry's most advanced design and construction rules in the 2009 NFPA 5000®.
Protect building occupants and contents with the latest requirements for construction, protection, and occupancy features needed to minimize danger to life and property. The 2009 NFPA 5000: Building Construction and Safety Code® provides complete rules for new construction, building rehab, and quality assurance.
Major changes to the 2009 Code affect:
Elevator use for occupant-controlled evacuation
Dedicated elevators for first responders
Supplemental evacuation equipment
Collapse prevention scenario design in the section on performance-based design
Area of refuge communication systems
Remoteness of exit access and exit discharge
Exit stair path markings
Health care occupancy door locking for patient protective/security needs
Health care occupancy alcohol-based hand-rub dispenser provisions
Occupant notification via public address system in assembly occupancies and mercantile malls
Be prepared to enhance safety in all types of occupancies. Order your copy of the 2009 NFPA 5000 today. (Softbound, 603 pp., 2009)