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Architect’s Handbook of Formulas, Tables, and Mathematical Calculations by David Kent Ballast

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Chapter 2D. Fire Protection

Fire protection has become an important part of building planning. One of the primary concerns of architects is the location of sprinklers relative to room layout and ceiling design. To determine required numbers and location of sprinklers, use the procedure here.

How to Determine Required Number of Sprinklers and Their Location

  1. Determine the hazard classification of the building under design. Refer to Table 2D-1. Most of the building types architects deal with are of the “Light-Hazard” type.

    Table 2D-1. Relative Fire Hazard for Various Occupancies, as Related to Sprinkler Installations

    <source>Reprinted with permission from NFPA 13-1985, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, Copyright © 1985, National Fire ...

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