Tag: fire sprinklers

15 Reasons to Talk about Building Codes

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building, Multifamily by on September 19, 2016 3 Comments
15 Reasons to Talk about Building Codes

Fire sprinklers. Building tightness tradeoffs. More stringent requirements to protect against natural disasters: There are thousands of IRC and energy code change proposals that voters will consider next month as the International Code Council holds its public comment hearings in Kansas City, Mo.

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New Data Available on Fire Sprinkler Mandates

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on September 7, 2016 32 Comments
New Data Available on Fire Sprinkler Mandates

The overwhelming majority of states have decided that installing the systems should be an option, not a mandate, for home buyers. And the overwhelming majority of home buyers have decided that the systems are not worth the expense.

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Smoke Alarms, Not Sprinkler Mandates, Says NAHB

When Fire Protection Engineering magazine asked NAHB to discuss advances in home safety that have led to a continual reduction in fatal fires, your association was ready and eager.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Reject Sprinkler Mandates

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on March 11, 2016 1 Comment
Connecticut Lawmakers Reject Sprinkler Mandates

The Connecticut General Assembly Public Safety Committee rejected a state Senate bill that would authorize local governments to mandate fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes.

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It’s More than Just Smoke Alarms

It’s More than Just Smoke Alarms

The home builder acts as a consumer advocate, offering counterpoint to code change proposals that benefit particular brands or products. And when it comes to advances in fire safety technology, our members are proud to produce homes built to building codes designed to keep their occupants safer than homes built in previous generations.

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‘Playing with Fire’ Burns the Truth

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on December 4, 2015 7 Comments
‘Playing with Fire’ Burns the Truth

NAHB will be responding aggressively to set the facts straight regarding a recent article entitled “Playing with Fire” that appeared in the November 2015 issue of Builder Magazine and Builder Online.

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Court Rejects Minnesota Fire Sprinkler Mandate

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on October 14, 2015 0 Comments
Court Rejects Minnesota Fire Sprinkler Mandate

A Minnesota code requirement that all new one- and two-family homes and townhouses larger than 4,500 square feet be constructed with automatic fire sprinkler systems was declared invalid on Wednesday by the state Court of Appeals.

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Missouri HBA Donates 600 Smoke Alarms

Filed in Codes and Regulations, NAHB Cares by on October 9, 2015 0 Comments
Missouri HBA Donates 600 Smoke Alarms

The HBA of Greater Springfield, Mo., celebrated Fire Prevention Week by presenting 600 free smoke alarms – and batteries – to five local fire departments.

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New York Rejects Sprinkler Mandates

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on August 25, 2015 4 Comments

The New York State Code Council said no Aug. 19 to a proposal that would have required home builders to install fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes and townhouses.

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