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 09/03/20
d. None of the above, in accordance with NFPA 101-2018 188.8.131.52.3. The suite corridor walls are required to resist smoke, but are specifically not required to be a smoke barrier or smoke partition as identified in the Annex Section A.184.108.40.206.3.
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