Building Construction and Safety Code®
The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).
What is NFPA 5000?
This code provides requirements for those construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare and minimize injuries.
Official document scope
What does NFPA 5000 address?
Design criteria regulate and control the permitting; design; construction, alteration, and repair; quality of materials; equipment and systems; use and occupancy; demolition; location; and maintenance of all types of buildings and structures. Separate chapters address issues specific to individual occupancy types, structural features, building materials, and building systems. A performance-based option is also included.