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The looseleaf edition of the 2012 ICC International Fire Code has been completely updated and revised, and covers the minimum regulations intended to protect people, property and buildings from injury or death related to fire, explosions, and other related hazards. The content includes new requirements covering new technologies and systems, new provisions, and much more.
Some of the changes and updates in the 2012 ICC International Fire Code include:
Complete reformatting into eight different parts that correlate to a specific area of regulation.
Revised definitions for health, day and ambulatory care occupancies clarify how they are classified.
New requirements for photovoltalic solar cells on roofs will help ensure safe fire fighting operations.
Mass notification fire alarm systems with text displays and captions are now required in Group A stadiums and grandstands with an occupant load of 15,000 or more.
The automatic sprinkler protection requirements for manufacturing, display and storage of upholstered furniture were clarified.
Portable fire extinguishers are now required in Group A, B, and E occupancies regardless of automatic sprinkler system protection.
Requirements for dry cleaning plants using Class III-A and III-B combustible liquids were relaxed.
New provisions in the semiconductor fabrication facility requirements address sub-atmospheric pressure gas systems.
Dust deflagration hazards must be reviewed, analyzed and engineering or administrative controls are now required to be documented and implemented in the IFC hazardous material provisions.
Code text addressing automated LP-Gas cylinder exchange cabinets was added.
Other versions of 2012 ICC International Fire Code® (IFC) are also Available: