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 907.5.2.2.4 (Emergency Voice/Alarm Communication System Captions) requires large public venues to provide real-time captions that are integrated with the emergency voice/alarm communication system.
This revision adds language from Section 1188.8.131.52 in the International Building Code to correlate the accessibility provisions with the requirements in Chapter 9. IBC Section 1184.108.40.206 requires real-time captions of all audible public announcements. This revision affords the code official and designers to design and enforce the requirements for emergency voice/alarm communication systems and coordinate with the requirements for accessibility.
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