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living unit, including the basement. For housing projects that are not provided
with sprinkler protection, provide smoke alarms in each bedroom. The smoke
alarms must comply with the requirements of NFPA 72 and NFPA 101.
Exception: Air Force designs must not have a secondary power supply (neither
internal battery nor connection to the alarm system battery back-up power) for
New Multi-Family Housing.
As required by the Fire Safety Act, provide sprinkler protection in accordance
with NFPA 13 or NFPA 13R in all garden style apartments, townhouse style
apartment units (Alternatives 1 and 2), and attached duplex multi-family dwellings
(refer to paragraphs 6-18.104.22.168 through 6-22.214.171.124). For multi-family dwellings
greater than 4 stories in height, provide sprinkler protection in accordance with
Exception: For Attached duplex multi-family dwellings, sprinkler protection can
be provide in accordance with NFPA 13D.
New Townhouse, Duplex and Single Family Housing.
Sprinkler protection is not required for townhouse (attached single-family
dwellings), duplex, and single family detached family housing. See paragraphs
6-2.1.2 through 6-2.1.4.
Existing Multi-Family Housing.
Existing housing must be considered multi-family housing unless it meets one of
the definitions in paragraphs 6-2.1.2, 6-2.1.3, or 6-2.1.4. In accordance with
Office of Under Secretary of Defense memorandum dated 14 January 2002, all
windows in existing housing must comply with NFPA 101 as a secondary means
of escape by 2007, unless a waiver is obtained from the component's AHJ.
Whole House Improvement Projects.
These requirements apply to the following projects.
Projects That Exceed 50% of the Replacement Cost.
Ensure that a minimum of 1-hour fire resistive construction is provided between
dwelling units, and between the dwelling unit and attached parking. Provide
sprinkler protection in accordance with requirements specified in paragraph 6-
2.2.2. Provide smoke alarms in accordance with paragraph 6-2.2.1.
Projects That are Less Than 50% of the Replacement Cost.