NFPA theorizes that high-rises are more likely to have fire-resistive construction
and wet pipe sprinklers to limit flame spread.
Topics include building heights and areas, types of construction, fire-resistive construction
, interior finishes, accessibility, interior environment, energy efficiency, roofs and walls, and more related topics.
It's known as fire-resistive construction
," Rick Leach, part of the facilities management team, said of the campus's design.
Shannon: Just like many facilities built before the 1980s, applied combinations of fire-resistive construction
and materials were used as the preferred method of construction in nursing homes.
shall be in accordance with NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction.
is composed of heavy masonry material (with no exposed steel) and will withstand fire exposure for a period of time.
New topics include accessible design basics, computing technologies, fire-resistive construction
, fire protection systems, security and communications systems, interior equipment, evidence-based design, and climate considerations.
These products are installed primarily in two applications: 1) around penetrations that are made in fire-resistive construction
for the passage of pipes, cables, or HVAC systems, and 2) where two assemblies meet, forming a expansion joint such as the top of a wall, curtainwall (edge of slab), or floor-to-floor joints.