Stay up to code with the 2009 Edition of NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code
The 2009 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code provides the latestrules for fire-safe design and construction that maximizes occupant protection.
The 2009 Life Safety Code provides all the knowledge you need to ensure the highest levels of protection for building occupants. The information contained in this valuable resource can be used to reduce the risks of danger to life from the effects of fire and related hazards. Life Safety Code includes a performance- based compliance option and provides separate, more flexible criteria for building rehabilitation to encourage adaptive reuse of buildings without sacrificing safety. 460 pp.
Before you design, build, rehab, or inspect any structure, consult the 2009 Life Safety Code for state-of-the-art tactics that help you achieve fire and life safety in the built environment. This vital resource contains the latest research, technological advances, and industry developments to provide the most advanced rules for sprinklers, alarms, egress, emergency lighting, smoke barriers, and special hazard protection—the complete range of construction, protection, and occupancy features that impact lives every day.
- New evacuation strategies and technologies facilitate faster movement of more people in an emergency. Get up-to-date on rules for elevator use for occupant-controlled evacuation and supplemental evacuation equipment.
- Additional sprinkler mandates for all existing high-rise health care occupancies and all new apartment buildings will save even more lives and further reduce fire injuries.
- New requirement for inspection of door openings ensures that fire doors will be operational in an emergency.
- New criteria for remoteness of exit accesses and exit discharges minimizes the possibility of both paths becoming blocked by a single fire.
- New rule for 2-way communication systems in areas of refuge even where the building is sprinklered means people unable to leave the area can communicate with emergency responders as to their location.
- Health care occupancy door locking for patient protective needs improves security.
Apply industry best practices and keep buildings up-to-code.
Before you design, build, rehab, or inspect any structure, consult the 2009 Life Safety Code for state-of-the-art tactics that help you achieve fire and life safety in the built environment