I have an existing office building and we are renovating one floor. The building has an existing sprinkler system.
In the middle of the office floor, there is an outdoor patio (I believe all non-combustible) and it is open to the air above. It is 6' x 6' and surrounded by glass on all 4 sides.
There are currently no sprinklers protecting this courtyard and we are being told that there needs to be.
I am not sure which part of NFPA 13 I would even look at since Section 8.15 only discusses exterior projections and the like. Nothing about an open-air courtyard.
I would appreciate any help. There is room to install dry sidewalls above the glass even though the sprinklers would be watering the outside.
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