Family Housing Sprinkler Protection. Residential sprinkler
protection shall be provided in new multi-family housing in accordance with
the Fire Administration Authorization Act of 1992. NFPA 13, NFPA 13D,
Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Mobile
Homes, or NFPA 13R sprinkler systems are permitted when listed for the
Family Housing Requirements. Family housing located outside
military installations or bases shall comply with provisions of par. 4.2 as
well as local fire and building codes.
Sprinkler Protection in Family Housing Rehabilitation Projects. For
multi-family housing rehabilitation projects where the construction cost is 70
percent or more of the replacement value of the housing unit, provide
automatic sprinkler protection in accordance with NFPA 13, NFPA 13D, or NFPA
Dining and Food Preparation Facilities. Hood and duct systems
commercial cooking equipment which produces smoke or grease-laden vapors
comply with NFPA 96. Activation of fire suppression systems shall sound
general building fire alarm and transmit a signal to the fire department
a constantly monitored location.
Medical Facilities. This section includes hospitals, composite
medical facilities, occupational health clinics, outpatient clinics, dental
clinics, flight medicine clinics, and similar facilities. These facilities
shall conform to NFPA 101; NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities; MIL-HDBK-1191,
Medical and Dental Treatment Facilities Design and Construction Criteria; and
Occupancy Use Classification.
Occupancy use classification shall be
a) Medical facilities, or any part thereof, routinely treating
inpatients shall be classified as health care occupancies.
b) Medical facilities, or any part thereof, used to provide
treatment on an outpatient basis for four or more patients, which would render
them incapable of taking action for self preservation under emergency
conditions without assistance from others, shall be classified as an
ambulatory health care occupancy. Clinic spaces attached to or within a
portion of a medical center, hospital complex, or composite medical facility
shall be classified as an ambulatory health care occupancy.
c) Medical facilities normally used by outpatients capable of
taking action for self preservation under emergency conditions without
assistance from others shall be classified as a business occupancy.
Construction type (as defined in the UBC) shall