NFPA VOTES TO CREATE AND INCLUDE BUILDING CODES IN ITS CONSENSUS CODES(tm) FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
The National Fire and Protection Association (NFPA) has announced that it will develop the NFPA Building Code(tm) to round out its Consensus Codes(tm), a full set of codes and standards for the built environment. At its March meeting, NFPA leaders voted unanimously to go forward and directed the NFPA Standards Council to establish a new project for a consensus building code at its April meeting. In addition, the board of directors committed to addressing firefighter safety in the development of the code.
“For some time now, we have been evaluating whether or not it would be necessary for NFPA to provide a full set of codes, and specifically a building code,” says NFPA President George D. Miller. “We have heard from NFPA members, our other constituents, and legislative and agency officials that they want NFPA to develop a building code utilizing our full, open consensus process.” The NFPA Building Code is set to be issued in 2002.
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