NFPA 102: Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures

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2016 NFPA 102
Prior Years Prior Editions of NFPA 102

Safeguard the public in grandstands, bleachers, and tents with NFPA 102 based on the latest NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code®.

Protect occupants from fire, storm, collapse, and the dangers of panic and crowd behavior with the 2016 edition of NFPA 102: Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures. Comprised of relevant extracts from the 2015 editions of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code and NFPA 5000®: Building Construction and Safety Code®, this convenient resource helps designers, construction managers, AHJs, owners, and insurance professionals ensure the latest protocols are in effect in both new and existing structures, to be confident every effort is made to keep people safe.

NFPA 102's provisions address construction, location, protection, and maintenance.

NFPA 102 includes dedicated chapters for grandstands and bleachers, folding and telescopic seating, tents, and membrane structures, along with chapters addressing:

  • Means of Egress -- for both new and existing facilities
  • Protection -- with requirements concerning flammable liquids and gases; open flame devices and pyrotechnics; smoking; extinguishment requirements; and detection, alarm, and communication systems
  • Services -- with provisions for electrical systems; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; fired heaters; and electric heaters

The 2016 edition reflects life safety concerns involving these special structures.

Put the most advanced safety protocols for grandstands and bleachers into effect with the information in NFPA 102. (Softbound, 19 pp., 2016)

NFPA® 102 Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures 2016 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Equivalency
1.5 Units
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 Means of Egress
4.1 New Facilities
4.2 Existing Facilities
Chapter 5 Grandstands and Bleachers
5.1 General
5.2 Location
5.3 Minimum Construction Requirements
5.4 Design
5.5 Seating
5.6 Guards and Railings
5.7 Special Requirements — Type III, Type IV, and Type V Grandstands
5.8 Special Requirements — Portable Grandstands
5.9 Spaces Underneath Grandstands
5.10 Maintenance
Chapter 6 Folding and Telescopic Seating
6.1 Application
6.2 Design
6.3 Review and Approval
6.4 Seating
6.5 Guards and Railings
6.6 Maintenance and Operation of Folding and Telescopic Seating
Chapter 7 Membrane Structures
7.1 General
7.2 Permanent Membrane Structures
7.3 Tensioned-Membrane Structures
7.4 Air-Supported, Air-Inflated Structures
7.5 Temporary Membrane Structures
Chapter 8 Tents
8.1 General
8.2 Structural Design Load Requirements
8.3 Flame Propagation Performance
8.4 Location and Spacing
8.5 Fire Hazards
8.6 Portable Fire-Extinguishing Equipment
Chapter 9 Protection
9.1 General
9.2 Flammable Liquids and Gases
9.3 Open Flame Devices and Pyrotechnics
9.4 Smoking
9.5 Extinguishment Requirements
9.6 Detection, Alarm, and Communications Systems
Chapter 10 Services
10.1 Electrical Systems
10.2 Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning
10.3 Fired Heaters
10.4 Electric Heaters
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References