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connected to the building fire alarm system to sound a general building fire
Storage Areas, Shops, and Laundry Areas.
Protect storage areas, shops, laundry areas, and other hazardous areas as
required by NFPA 101. In many cases, this will require both automatic sprinklers
and fire rated construction. Where these areas are required to be sprinklered in
buildings without complete automatic sprinkler protection, connect to domestic
plumbing (with a maximum of 6 sprinklers) in accordance with NFPA 13. Provide
automatic heat detectors connected to the building fire alarm system where these
areas are not protected by automatic sprinklers.
This section includes one-family, two-family, and multi-family dwellings. All
family housing must conform to NFPA 101. The NFPA 101 (2006 edition)
requirement of sprinkler protection in new one- and two-family dwellings is
currently being reviewed by DoD. Until a final decision is made, current criteria
will be met.
For the purpose of this document, the following definitions apply to new family
Multi-family housing is defined as more than two dwelling units under one roof.
Each unit is separated from other units by a minimum of 1-hour fire resistive
construction. Paragraphs 6-188.8.131.52 through 6-184.108.40.206 and Figures 6-1 through 6-
4 define multi-family housing.
Garden Style Apartments.
Garden style apartments are multi-story structures having separate dwelling
entrances at various elevations and having minimum one-hour fire resistive
partitions between adjacent units. In addition, the floor/ceiling assemblies
between units have a minimum fire resistance rating of one-hour. See Figure 6-