I have a project with four separate apartment buildings with 4-units in each building.
All buildings identified as R-3 Occupancy, Type V-B Construction, single story. There are demising walls between each unit that are 1-hour fire-resistance-rated including a 1-hour draft stop between each unit.
The Architect has noted on the approved plans, "Fire Sprinklers Per NFPA-13D".
My question #1: would NFPA-13D be allowed in these 4-unit buildings?
These are not townhome style zero lot line buildings built independent to one another. I think the project should be designed according to NFPA-13R.
Question #2: One building has a unit designated as a "Laundry room and folding room". I think this single unit should be designed according to NFPA-13 under Ordinary Hazard Group-1, correct?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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