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 (I-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
An addition to Section 1105.6.2 (Fire-protection-rated Doors in Existing Group I-2) states that fire-protection-rated doors in existing Group I-2 occupancies have three options for automatic closing operations.
This revision provides options for existing doors in fire barrier walls, fire walls and smoke barriers. This section applies to the doors that provide opening protection and are automatic closing upon release of a hold-open device. Doors that are self-closing are not affected by this section.
The three options specify that the doors release upon activation of the smoke detector located adjacent to the doors, activation of a fire alarm device within the fire alarm zone within which the doors are located, or the operation of the fire sprinkler system protecting the area within which the doors are located.
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