Fighting with myself this morning on whether interior horn/strobes are required for a project going on in my jurisdiction.
It's a 14,000 sqft tenant space in a sprinklered strip mall. The landlord fire alarm panel only monitors sprinkler system and three duct detectors.
Under the 2018 IBC / IFC, no manual fire alarm system is required. Section 907.2.7.1 adds confusion for me regarding occupant notification. It allows an exception for a constantly attended locations to provide instructions in the event of alarm activation from manual pull OR waterflow.
Given no constantly attended location exists, would the sprinkler system in this case require interior horn/strobes within the tenant space?
The exterior bell is on the rear of the building with a landlord maintenance space in-between.
If there was a sprinkler flow in the adjacent tenant space, how would the space in question be notified to evacuate?
The architect on the project feels nothing is required inside the space. Maybe I'm taking a common sense approach to this but want to be sure I have code to back me up in requiring interior occupant notification. This is for a discount retail tenant.
Thanks in advance.
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