Maximize occupant protection. Work with the updated rules for fire-safe design and construction in the 2009 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code! The benchmark for safety in all types of structures has been fully updated with new and revised requirements that work together more effectively than ever to minimize danger to life from the effects of fire and related hazards.
Unique in the field, only the Life Safety Code establishes a minimum threshold of safety in both new and existing structures contains a performance-based compliance option and provides separate, more flexible criteria for building rehabilitation vs. new construction to encourage adaptive reuse of buildings without sacrificing safety.
The 2009 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code incorporates research, technological advances, and industry developments to provide the most advanced rules for sprinklers, alarms, egress, emergency lighting, smoke barriers, special hazard protection -- the complete range of construction, protection, and occupancy features that impact lives every day.
- New evacuation strategies and technologies
- Rules for elevator use for occupant-controlled evacuation and supplemental evacuation equipment
- Additional sprinkler mandates for all existing high-rise health care occupancies and all new apartment buildings
- New requirements for inspection of door openings
- New criteria for remoteness of exit accesses and exit discharges
- New rules for 2-way communication systems in areas of refuge