And how do you demonstrate equivalency?
On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 2:45 AM, å... .... <eurekaig...@gmail.com> wrote:
> This is a follow up. It regards the prescriptions of NFPA 5000 on use of
> alternative suppression systems to sprinklers...and this impact on
> exemption from construction features.
> 2006 NFPA 5000 -55.5.3 Construction alternatives for automatic
> sprinkler systems shall not be permitted *for those portions* of
> buildings protected by alternative extinguishing systems, unless
> equivalency is demonstrated.
> The NFPA 5000 is notably more liberal on this issue than the IBC. Sure,
> IBC allows the demonstration of equivalency between an alternative
> extinguishing system and sprinklers, but 2006 IBC -903.1.1 does not remind
> and thus gently suggest this feature to the reader. Further, IBC seems to
> extend the forfeiture-of-construction-alternatives throughout the
> occupancy/building, rather than the NFPA 5000 limiting forfeiture to only
> those portions of the building where the alternative extinguishing agents
> are located.
> Scot Deal
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