NFPA 914: Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures

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2015 NFPA 914
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Historic buildings deserve the latest strategies for fire protection, fire safety, and security. Protect people and property with the 2015 edition of NFPA 914.

Safeguard historic buildings and historic sites -- along with everyone who operates, uses, and visits them -- with the latest requirements for fire protection and fire prevention in NFPA 914: Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures. Provisions of this essential document acknowledge the need to preserve the historic character of these unique occupancies while providing the necessary level of life safety and fire protection.

Additions and technical changes provide more comprehensive support.

Apply the 2015 edition to improve or upgrade the fire protection features in a wide range of historic buildings, and address ongoing operations as well as renovation and restoration projects. Enhancements to the 2015 NFPA 914 include revised security provisions to reflect the most current technologies and practices, which have been consolidated into a comprehensive new security chapter.

Order your copy of the 2015 NFPA 914 today and equip yourself with the knowledge to confidently evaluate the fire and life safety features of historic buildings, and to develop and implement an effective plan of action. (Softbound, 248 pp., 2015)

NFPA® 914 Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures 2015 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Equivalency
1.5 Enforcement
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 General
4.1 Goals and Objectives
4.2 Goals
4.3 Objectives
4.4 Compliance Options
4.5 Materials
Chapter 5 Reserved
Chapter 6 Reserved
Chapter 7 Process
7.1 General
7.2 Project Team
7.3 Assessment
7.4 Options
7.5 Option Appraisal and Selection
7.6 Design Review
7.7 Initial Compliance Audit
7.8 Approval
7.9 Periodic Compliance Audit
Chapter 8 Prescriptive-Based Approach
8.1 General
8.2 Compensatory Features
Chapter 9 Performance-Based Approach
9.1 General
9.2 Performance Criteria
9.3 Retained Prescriptive Requirements
9.4 Design Specifications and Other Conditions
9.5 Design Fire Scenarios
9.6 Evaluation of Proposed Design
9.7 Safety Factors
9.8 Documentation Requirements
9.9 Records
9.10 Security Planning
9.11 Security Plan
Chapter 10 Management Operational Systems
10.1 General
10.2 Responsibility/Authority
10.3 Management Plan
10.4 Operational Requirements
10.5 Fire Emergency Response Plan
10.6 Training
10.7 Drills
10.8 Record Keeping
10.9 Periodic Compliance Audit
10.10 Enforcement
10.11 Modification of Plan
10.12 Procedures for Opening and Closing
Chapter 11 Fire Prevention
11.1 General
11.2 Decorations
11.3 Fire Spread Control
11.4 Housekeeping
11.5 Smoking
11.6 Open Flame Use
11.7 Electrical Systems
11.8 Cabling
11.9 Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
11.10 Commercial Cooking and Food Service Operations
11.11 Access
11.12 Fire Proofing
11.13 Lightning Protection
11.14 Protection from Wildland Fires
11.15 Water Control
Chapter 12 Security
12.1 Security Systems
12.2 Access Control
12.3 Video Surveillance Systems
12.4 Exterior Lighting Systems
12.5 Construction Areas
Chapter 13 Additions, Alterations, and Rehabilitation
13.1 General
13.2 Construction Oversight
13.3 Fire Spread Control
13.4 Fire Protection Systems
13.5 Roof Coverings
13.6 Electrical Systems
13.7 Hazardous Areas
13.8 Interior Finishes
13.9 Lightning Protection
13.10 Protection from Wildland Fires
13.11 Water Control
Chapter 14 Fire Precautions During Construction, Repair, and Alterations
14.1 General
14.2 Fire Protection Systems
14.3 Precautions
14.4 Temporary Construction and Equipment
14.5 Construction Processes and Hazards
14.6 Fire Resistive Construction
14.7 Fire Suppression
14.8 Water Supply
14.9 Standpipe Systems
14.10 Automatic Fire Suppression Systems
14.11 Portable Fire Extinguishers
14.12 Emergency Communication
Chapter 15 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
15.1 General
15.2 Responsibility
15.3 Fire Protection Systems
15.4 Impairments to Fire Protection Systems
15.5 Electronic Premises Security Systems
15.6 Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Cooking Equipment
15.7 Chimneys
15.8 Electrical Systems
15.9 Fire Walls and Fire Barrier Walls
15.10 Fire-Retardant-Treated Materials
15.11 Fire Extinguishers
Chapter 16 Special Events
16.1 General
16.2 Occupant Loading
16.3 Means of Egress
16.4 Commercial Cooking and Food Service Operations
16.5 Smoking
16.6 Fireworks
16.7 Combustibles
16.8 Electrical Equipment
16.9 Use of Historic Structures by Others
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Planning and Design Appraisal
Annex C Survey Criteria for a Historic Structure
Annex D Basics of Fire and Fire Protection Systems
Annex E Resources for Protection of Cultural Resource Property Projects
Annex F Examples of Compliance Alternatives
Annex G Performance-Based Fire Safety Code Compliance
Annex H Methods to Determine Untenable Conditions
Annex I Assessment Methods
Annex J Fire Safety Inspection Forms
Annex K Fire System Maintenance Checklists
Annex L Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis and Safety Factors
Annex M Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 914
Annex N Secretary of the Interior's Standards
Annex O Guideline on Fire Ratings of Archaic Materials and Assemblies
Annex P BSI Timber Panel Door Standard
Annex Q Protection of Iconic Structures (Reserved)
Annex R NFPA 914 Case Studies
Annex S Protection of Historic Districts
Annex T Example Code Exceptions for Historic Buildings
Annex U Security Systems
Annex V Informational References