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Guide for the Implementation of PL 102-522 for Fire Alarm and Automatic Sprinkler Installations.


pdf icon Guide for the Implementation of PL 102-522 for Fire Alarm and Automatic Sprinkler Installations. (5674 K)
Bukowski, R. W.; Budnick, E. K.

HUD-1571-PDR; 94 p. September 1995.

Sponsor:

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC

Available from:

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC

Keywords:

fire alarm systems; sprinklers; sprinkler systems; installations; housing; residential buildings; smoke detectors; life safety code; multifamily housing; fire protection; NFPA 74; automatic sprinkler systems

Abstract:

The 1992 Fire Administration Authorization Act (PL 102-522) included three provisions that directly affect HUD-assisted housing: (1) newly constructed, four-story or higher multifamily buildings must be protected with an automatic sprinkler system and hard-wired smoke detectors; (2) rebuilt, four-story or higher multifamily buildings must be brought into compliance with Chapter 19 of National Fire Protection Association 101, the "Life Safety Code;" and (3) other dwelling units must be protected by hard-wired or battery-operated smoke detectors installed in compliance with NFPA 74, "Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Household Fire Warning Equipment." The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed this Guide for the Implementation of PL 102-522 for Fire Alarm and Automatic Sprinkler Installations to assist HUD field offices in the efficient implementation of the provisions in the Act. The guide provides information on installation of smoke detectors and automatic sprinkler systems. It does not address the rebuilt multifamily properties that must be brought into compliance with the "Life Safety Code."