The lead article in the June 2016 edition of Perspectives is about the adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code which we have previously discussed. This article does mention 4 aspects that are different in the new code and these are:
1. Roller latches are only prohibited on doors to corridors, and rooms containing flammable or combustible materials.
2. By 2028 buildings taller than 75 feet will be required to install automatic sprinklers
3. Facilities must initiate a fire watch or evacuate if a fire sprinkler system is out of order for longer than 10 hours. (more flexible than the previous 4-hour requirement)
4. In new construction window sills must not be higher than 36 inches above the floor. Read more