Significant changes to the 2018 International Fire Code
The 2018 Significant Changes guides are available for the International Building, Residential, Fire, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes. This valuable series can help any code user save time by zeroing in on the most critical changes in the 2018 International Codes. The Code Council’s technical experts provide summaries, analysis and graphics for these changes making them clear and easy to understand.
2018 International Fire Code
A modification to Section 901.8.2 (Removal of Occupant-use Hose Lines) of the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) authorizes the code official to allow the removal of occupant-use hose lines.
This change provides additional guidance to the fire code official for those circumstances where occupant-use hose lines may be removed. The occupant use hose is typically 1 1/2-inch hose with a nozzle which is part of a Class II standpipe system. Class II hose connections are not required when the building is sprinklered; most new construction is now required to be sprinklered. The IFC and IBC only require the Class II standpipe system for stages with greater than 1,000 square feet.
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