NFPA Building Code moves forward

NFPA Building Code moves forward

Quincy, MA. – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Building Code Technical Correlating Committee has released its Report on Proposals (ROP), which includes the second draft of NFPA 5000, Building Code, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

When finalized, the NFPA Building Code will round out a full set of integrated codes for the built environment, which is being developed by the NFPA, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and the Western Fire Chiefs Association.

NFPA’s building code was first released in preliminary draft form in August 2000 for public review and comments. More than 1,400 proposals were received from interested groups and individuals, including the Building Code Technical Committees. Interested parties wishing to provide input on the building code may review the document on the Internet at buildingcode.nfpa.org or may request a copy of the Building Code Committee ROP on NFPA 5000 by calling (800) 344-3555. Public comments on the building code must be received no later than 5 p.m. (5 p.m. EDT), October 5, 2001.

The Building Code Technical Correlating Committee’s Report on Comments will be published in April 2002, in preparation for review by the NFPA membership. Public comments on the NFPA Building Code will be accepted throughout the code development process–through May 2002–when the NFPA membership will vote on the document.

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