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Code Basics Series: 2009 International Fire Code

ISBN 13: 9781435400702

ISBN 10: 1435400704

Author: International Code Council (ICC)

Pages: 220

Published: 10/26/2009

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Benefits
  • Facilitates understanding of each Code requirement with plentiful, detailed, full-color illustrations and drawings.
  • Reinforces key concepts with end-of-section summaries that highlight the most critical information.
  • Draws powerful connections between the content and specific Code requirements with a "Code Basics Summary" section at the end of each chapter, which offers a snapshot of the Code requirements that were covered.
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Table of Contents
PREFACE.
About the International Fire Code. Acknowledgements. Author.
PREREQUISITE READING.
Part 1: CODE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT.
1. Introduction to Building and Fire Codes.
Code Development. The Building Codes: Scope and Limitations. International Fire Code (IFC).
2. Legal Aspects, Permits and Inspections.
Code Adoption. Authority. Permits. Inspections. Board of Appeals.
Part 2: GENERAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.
3. General Precautions Against Fire.
Combustible Materials. Ignition Sources. Open Flames. Vacant Premises. Indoor Displays.
4. Emergency Planning and Preparedness.
Emergency Forces Notification. Public assemblies and events. Fire safety and Evacuation Plans. Emergency Evacuation Drills. Employee Training and Response.
Part 3: SITE AND BUILDING SERVICES.
5. Fire Service Features.
Fire Apparatus Access Roads. Access to Buildings. Hazards to Firefighters. Fire Protection Water Supplies. Emergency Responder Radio Coverage.
6. Building Systems.
Fuel Fired Appliances. Emergency and Standby Power Systems. Elevator Recall and Maintenance. Commercial Kitchen Hoods.
7. Interior Finish and Decorative Materials.
Purpose of the Requirements. Interior Wall and Ceiling Finish and Trim. Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses.
Part 4: FIRE / LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS AND FEATURES.
8. Requirements for All Fire Protection Systems.
Purpose. When are Fire Protection Systems Required. Construction Documents and Acceptance Testing. Inspection, Testing and Maintenance. Fire Protection System Impairment. Fire Protection System Monitoring.
9. Automatic Sprinkler Systems.
Level of Exit Discharge and Fire Area. Design and Installation Standards. Types of Automatic Sprinkler Systems. Occupancies Requiring Automatic Sprinkler Protection. Fire Department Connection.
10. Fire Alarm and Detection Systems.
Design and Installation Standards. Fundamental Components. Occupancies Requiring Fire Alarm and Detection Systems.
11. Means of Egress.
Definitions. Occupant Load. Egress Width. Number of Exits. Exit Access and Travel Distance. Exit Signs and Means of Egress Illuminations. Two-way Communications.
Part 5: SPECIAL PROCESSES & BUILDING USES.
12. Flammable Finishes.
Applicability. Types of Flammable Finishing Processes. Spray Finishing. Powder Coating.
13. Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages.
Hazards Review of Conventional and Alternative Fuels. Dispensing Devices and Operations. Flammable and Combustible Liquid Dispensing. Liquefied Petroleum Gas Dispensing. Repair Garages.
14. High-Piled Combustible Storage.
Applicability. Commodities. High-Piled Combustible Storage Areas. Storage Methods. Aisles. Automatic Sprinkler Systems.
15. Other Special Processes and Uses.
Combustible Dust Producing Operations. Fire Safety During Construction and Demolition. Lumber Yards and Woodworkin...