Which of the following arrangements is not permitted for a new prison, under NFPA standards?
a. Sprinkler Protected, Type II (222) Construction, High-Rise Building
b. Sprinkler Protected, Type II (000) Construction, 3-Story Building
c. Sprinkler Protected, Type IV (2HH) Construction, 2-Story Building
d. Sprinkler Protected, Type V (000) Construction, 1-Story Building
Solution | Posted 06/21/18
A hospital's patient tower has an an exit access corridor with 1/2 hour partition fire resistance rating on
the first level. If the interior architect would like to provide side transoms (narrow windows) along the side
of the doors that lead to the exit access corridor, what fire resistance rating must the transoms have?
a. 1/3 hour
b. 1/2 hour
c. 3/4 hour
Solution | Posted 06/13/18
An open, unobstructed space connects an entry level lobby with a balcony on the level above in a fully-sprinklered residential building while separated from the remainder of the building with a smoke barrier. If the space only has low hazard contents and meets egress requirements, what type of space does it qualify as?
b. Communicating Space
c. Convenience Opening
d. Two-Story Opening with Partial Enclosure
Solution | Posted 10/06/17, Updated 10/16/17
A new healthcare building is being designed with a suite with no sleeping areas and full smoke detection. What is the required construction for the corridor walls?
a. smoke partition only
b. smoke barrier only
c. 1-hour fire resistance and smoke barrier
d. none of the above
Solution | Posted 09/14/17
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