26 September 2006
Place central trash collection units and dumpsters 15 feet (4.6 m) or more away
from wood frame or metal buildings or from openings in masonry-walled
Collection, Baling, and Storage Rooms.
For mixed occupancy facilities, provide 2-hour fire resistive construction for
collection, baling, and storage rooms and protect with automatic sprinklers.
Equip trash chutes in buildings with automatic sprinklers. In non-sprinklered
buildings, trash chute sprinkler systems may be connected to the domestic water
PROTECTION OF ELEVATOR MACHINE ROOMS AND
Fire Resistant Construction.
For Navy and DLA projects, provide 2-hour fire resistant construction for all
Exception: Existing buildings that are being renovated, with existing elevator
shafts not being modified and that do not require 2-hour rated fire resistant
construction in accordance with the IBC.
All elevator lobbies.
All elevator machine rooms.
Top of the hoistway. (Only if sprinklers are provided at the top of
Provide listed control relays within 0.91 m (3 ft) of the elevator
controller to provide a supervised interface between the fire alarm system and
the elevator controller as required by NFPA 72. The wiring between the control
relays and the fire alarm control unit shall be monitored for integrity as required
by NFPA 72.
Activation of any elevator machine room, hoistway, or lobby smoke
detector must activate the building fire alarm system and send the affected