Office Hours March 2014

Proposed changes to NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®

NFPA Principal Life Safety Engineer, Ron Coté, P.E. discusses the proposed changes to NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® that received NITMAMs (challenges) for Association action at Conference & Expo in June in Las Vegas. These include:

  • Determining occupant load for business uses
  • Requiring video monitoring of high-rise building exit stair enclosures
  • Increasing allowable size of hospital smoke compartments
  • Providing health care occupancy floor plans if spaces are open to corridor