Tag Archives: AHJs

Fire Sprinklers in the Media

“Sprinklers Flood Residents Out of Their Homes” or “Headlines We Hate!” The above headline equates to “Actor Breaks Leg Live on Stage” after the assassination of our President Lincoln. What is the absolute first thing you notice missing in that headline? Any facts? Anything more descriptive as to what occurred? …

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AHJs and Contractors

Develop Good Relationships According to NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, “the ‘Authority Having Jurisdiction’ [AHJ] is the organization, office or individual responsible for enforcing the requirements of a code or standard or for approving equipment, materials, an installation or a procedure.” It should be no surprise …

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IRC Requirements Upheld

IRC Requirements Upheld

Residential Fire Sprinklers Remain for Now The International Code Council (ICC) has posted the results of online voting on Proposal RB129-16, which sought to repeal the International Residential Code’s (IRC) requirement for all new homes to be equipped with fire sprinklers. The IRC committee disapproved this proposal, and now, the online vote challenging that decision has failed by a …

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