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2018 Significant Changes to the International Fire Code

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2018 Significant Changes to the International Fire Code

Price: $55.95

Product Code: 7404S18

ISBN: 7404S18


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: International Code Council / Cengage Learning

Introducing the 2018 Edition of the Significant Changes of the International Fire Code!

This is the guide for you if you want to know the most significant changes in the IFC in an easy-to-follow format.

Table of Contents

Part 1
(Chapters 1 and 2)

Part 2
General Safety Provisions
(Chapters 3 and 4)

  • Vehicle Impact Protection
  • Storage and Abandoned Wiring in Plenums
  • Emergency Preparedness Requirements

Part 3
Building and Equipment Design Features
(Chapters 5–19)

  • Emergency and Standby Power Systems
  • Emergency and Standby
  • Power Systems—Group I-2 Occupancies
  • Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems
  • Pressure Relief Devices for Mechanical Refrigeration
  • Protection of Fire Service Access Elevators and Occupant Evacuation Elevators
  • Commercial Cooking Appliances Producing a Low Volume of Grease-Laden Vapors
  • Inspection and Cleaning of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods
  • Gas-fired Appliance Connections
  • Hyperbaric Facilities
  • Decorative Materials Other Than Decorative Vegetation in New and Existing Buildings
  • Required Fire Protection Systems
  • Removal of Existing Occupant-Use Hose Lines
  • Fire Sprinklers in Group a Occupancies
  • Assembly Occupancies on Roofs
  • Multiple Group a Fire Areas
  • Commercial Motor Vehicles—Fire Sprinkler Requirements
  • Buildings 55 Feet or More in Height—Sprinklers Required
  • Exempt Locations—Sprinklers Not Required When Automatic Fire Detection System Is Provided
  • Bathrooms Exempt From Sprinkler Requirements
  • NFPA 13R Sprinkler Systems
  • NFPA 13R Sprinkler Systems — Open-Ended Corridors (Breezeways)
  • Limited Area Sprinkler Systems
  • Automatic Water Mist Systems
  • Domestic Cooking Systems in Group I-2 Condition 1 Occupancies
  • Fire Alarm Shop Drawings—Design Minimum Audibility Level
  • Group E Manual Fire Alarm System
  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems for Group I-2 Condition 2 Occupancies
  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems for Group R College and University Buildings
  • Smoke Alarms Near Cooking Appliances and Bathrooms
  • Smoke Detection System
  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems for Atriums
  • Smoke Detection for Airport Traffic Control Towers
  • Smoke Control System Interaction
  • Smoke Control Systems—Pressurized Stairways and Elevator Hoistways
  • Verification of Mechanical Smoke Control Systems
  • Elevator Hoistway Pressurization Alternative
  • Smoke and Heat Removal
  • Electric Circuits Supplying Fire Pumps
  • Carbon Monoxide Detection

Chapter 10

  • Means of Egress
  • Cumulative Occupant Loads
  • Occupant Load Factors
  • Numbers of Exits and Exit Access Doorways
  • Exit and Exit Access Doorway Configuration
  • Two-way Communication
  • Door Operations—Locking Systems
  • Ship Ladders and Ladders
  • Handrail Projections
  • Egress Through Intervening Spaces
  • Travel Distance Increase for Group F-1 and S-1 Occupancies
  • Aisles
  • Corridor Width and Capacity
  • Stairway Extension
  • Stepped Aisle Construction Tolerances
  • Vertical Openings in Existing Group I-2 and I-3 Occupancies
  • Manual Fire Alarm Systems in Existing Group R-2 Occupancies
  • Construction Requirements for Existing Group I-2 Occupancies

Part 4
Special Occupancies
(Chapters 20–49)

  • LP-Gas Dispensing Operations
  • Structural Design of Multistory Tents and Membrane Structures
  • Temporary Stage Canopies
  • Class I Commodities
  • Plastic Pallets Used in High-Piled Combustible Storage
  • Dead-end Aisles in High-Piled Combustible Storage
  • Cleaning With Flammable Gas
  • Hot Work on Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks

Part 5
Hazardous Materials (Chapters 50–79)

  • Maximum Allowable Quantities of Hazardous Materials
  • Plastic Aerosol Containers
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Systems
  • Used in Beverage Dispensing Applications
  • Flame Arresters on Protected Above-Ground Storage Tanks
  • Hydrogen Fuel Gas Rooms

Part 6
Appendices a Through M

  • Appendix B, B105 – Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings
  • Appendix C – Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution
  • Appendix K – Construction Requirements for Existing Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Appendix L – Fire Fighter Air Replenishment Systems
  • Appendix M – Retroactive Installation of Fire Sprinklers in Existing High-Rise Buildings


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