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  1. Residential Sprinklers Remain Mandatory in International Residential Code

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    Thu, 29 Oct 2009

    International Code Council (ICC) members voted to retain residential fire sprinkler requirements in the International Residential Code (IRC) during the ICC code development hearings in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 28, 2009. The fire sprinkler

  2. Court Strikes Down PA Builders Association's Bid to Keep Fire Sprinkler Systems Out of Homes

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    Fri, 27 Aug 2010

    Court of Pennsylvania on August 25, 2010, that determines the process used to adopt the 2009 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC), including the residential fire sprinkler requirement, was constitutional. This decision will allow the Commonwealth

  1. U.S. Fire Administration Endorses Residential Fire Sprinklers

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    Thu, 30 Jul 2009

    USFA) has announced its support of the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC), which mandates the installation of fire sprinklers ..... including the recently adopted changes to the International Residential Code that require residential fire sprinklers in all new residential

  2. Webcast on residential sprinkler systems planned

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    Tue, 24 Apr 2007

    caused many who are unfamiliar with this life-saving technology to want to learn more. In response, the International Residential Code (IRC) Fire Sprinkler Coalition announced plans to host a free educational Webcast on home fire sprinklers. The program

  3. Residential fire sprinklers proposal approved at ICC hearing

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    Mon, 22 Sep 2008

    ICC) final action hearings in Minneapolis, voting members of the ICC passed the proposal to change the International Residential Code to require residential fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family dwellings. A strong majority--73 percent

  4. Final vote on fire sprinklers falls short at ICC Vote in Rochester

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    Fri, 25 May 2007

    overwhelming public support and a 56% majority vote favored adding residential fire sprinklers to the International Residential Code , which would require fire sprinklers installation in new one-two family homes and townhouses in the U.S. In order

  5. Green Building Challenges for the Fire Service

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    Sat, 1 Jan 2011

    systems, smoke control systems, passive fire protection, and fire safety and evacuation planning. In homes constructed to residential codes , no such recognition exists, possibly because residences are perceived to be smaller and less hazardous than commercial buildings

  6. ICC, NACTM Agreement Could Make Tribal Land Construction Safer, More Sustainable

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    Tue, 8 Feb 2011

    resources. The agreement centers on strategies that will create a single, complete system of sustainable commercial and residential codes for all that live on and use Tribal lands throughout the United States. Both organizations promote greater public safety

  7. Green Building Challenges for the Fire Service

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    Sat, 1 Jan 2011

    systems, smoke control systems, passive fire protection, and fire safety and evacuation planning. In homes constructed to residential codes , no such recognition exists, possibly because residences are perceived to be smaller and less hazardous than commercial buildings

  8. Fire Service Industry News: New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Endorses Building Code Adoption

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    Thu, 22 May 2014

    Code Council is working to update the residential code and provisions of the International ..... been a provision of the International Residential Code since the 2009 edition; however ..... The adoption of the International Residential Code will be a top priority for me and