Fire Sprinkler System Texas provides fully functional fire sprinkler services to your multi-family living apartments. we value being your fire sprinkler supplier. Our workplace is for Dallas, Houston, Austin and surrounding areas of Texas. Offering numerous long stretches of consolidated understanding and learning, Fire Sprinkler System Texas is authorized from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association of Texas (FSCATX). We believe Fire Sprinkler Texas will be your complete fire protector.
The sprinkler requirements in the International Code Council (ICC) codes apply only to new construction and major rehab. They are not retroactive to existing apartment buildings unless the building is undergoing major rehab, and then they would only be required under certain specific situations.
As of the 2000 edition of the ICC codes, sprinklers were required in apartment buildings more than two stories in height and with more than 16 dwelling units. In 2003 this was changed to require sprinklers in all apartments. Specifically, the code allows the NFPA 13R system in apartments up to four stories in height and pedestal-type construction, provided the overall building height is not more than 60 feet. The NFPA 13 sprinkler system is required in buildings more than 60 feet in height and/or more than four stories in height.
By generally containing fires to the room of origin, sprinkler systems have proven to be a very effective life safety tool in apartments; virtually no civilian or firefighter lives have been lost in sprinklered apartment buildings. In fact, the activation rate and performance of sprinklers in apartments is the best of any building type.
The International Building Code (IBC) also allows a number of design options (tradeoffs) when the sprinkler systems are installed. These design options more than offset the cost of the sprinkler system. They include:
NFPA 13R Sprinkler System. As of 2003, the following design options are permitted with the installation of an NFPA 13R sprinkler system.
Fire Sprinkler System Texas has experienced in installing Fire Sprinkler Systems in Apartments of any size in any where in Texas. Please give us a call at 281-603-0304 for any type of sprinkler projects.