Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures
What is NFPA 80A?
This recommended practice provides recommendations concerning separation distances between buildings to limit exterior fire spread based on exterior openings and other construction features. The recommendations provide a reasonable level of protection for combustibles within and on the exterior of a building exposed to an external building fire while effective fire-fighting activity is being contemplated.
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What does NFPA 80A address?
Provisions cover classification of exposure to radiant heat and flames, minimum separation distances; and means of protection with regard to type of building, an evaluation, selection of hazard, and application of options.
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