The 2012 Paperback International Fire Code is essential for fire safety in new and existing buildings
Stay up to date and in compliance with the important safety regulations and provisions found in the new 2012 edition of the ICC International Fire Code. Covering the minimum requirements for safety from fire, explosions, and other related hazards, this edition has many new updates and changes. This is a must-have resource for anyone in the industry.
New changes and revisions 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.