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Authorities, Specifications and Codes & Standards

Introduction

Learning Outcomes

Module Learning Outcomes: Determine the authorities that will issue requirements that may impact fire sprinkler system design; explain codes and standards and the authorities that require and enforce them.

Enabling Points:

Explain the function of the Insurance Services Office Explain why jurisdictional requirements exist List the organizations or authorities that may have an impact on fire sprinkler system design Explain how the insurance industry may impact the sprinkler system design and installation Define: Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
Approve Highly Protected Risk Amendments Explain the purposes of a fire sprinkler system specification Explain the purpose of NFPA 13
Explain the difference between a code and a standard Explain how sprinklers can be a valued life safety tool Explain how NFPA 13 can become a legally enforceable document Explain the principle behind substituting one form of fire protection for another List the two major model building codes This module satisfies part of the requirements of work elements 11001, 11003, 13003, 13004 and 13018 as listed in the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Program Detail Manual, Levels I and II General Work Elements for certification of automatic sprinkler system layout technicians. (Fourth Edition- Reprint November 2007)
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