NFPA 221: Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls

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Safeguard people and property by designing and constructing rated wall assemblies using updated NFPA 221.

Construct fire walls and fire barrier walls to keep fire from spreading. You'll protect building occupants, limit property damage, and help fire fighters do their jobs safely and effectively with the 2015 NFPA 221: Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls.

Understand the requirements for fire rated walls in order to protect certain occupancies or hazards.

Of vital importance to architects, engineers, and anyone involved with building construction, NFPA 221 identifies and provides a focus to differentiate between types of fire walls. It presents comprehensive requirements for the design and construction of all types of rated wall assemblies including:

  • High challenge fire walls
  • Fire walls
  • Fire barrier walls
  • Protection of openings and penetrations

Update to the new 2015 edition.

Requirements describing the grade plane were added to Chapter 4, and references to floor and ceiling assemblies were removed. The 2015 NFPA 221 is an important resource for AHJs, engineers, architects, and construction industry professionals. (Softbound, Approx. 27 pp., 2015)

NFPA<sup>®</sup> 221 Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls 2015 Edition

NFPA® 221 Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls 2015 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Retroactivity
1.5 Equivalency
1.6 Units
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications. (Reserved)
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 Scope
4.2 Design Loads
4.3 Fire Resistance Ratings
4.4 Ducts and Air-Transfer Openings
4.5 Double Wall Assemblies
4.6 Impact Damage
4.7 Joints
4.8 Opening Protectives
4.9 Penetrations
4.10 Grade Plane
Chapter 5 High Challenge Fire Walls
5.1 Scope
5.2 Structural Stability
5.3 Cantilevered HC Fire Walls
5.4 Tied HC Fire Walls
5.5 Double HC Fire Walls
5.6 HC Fire Walls at Elevation Differences
5.7 Clearance
5.8 Opening Protectives
5.9 Penetrations in HC Fire Walls
5.10 Ducts and Air Transfer Openings
5.11 High-Hazard Materials
5.12 Parapets
5.13 Roof Surface Protection
5.14 Roof Structures
5.15 Roof Penetrations
5.16 Horizontal Continuity
Chapter 6 Fire Walls
6.1 Scope
6.2 Structural Stability
6.3 Cantilevered Fire Walls
6.4 Tied Fire Walls
6.5 Double Fire Walls
6.6 Fire Wall Termination
6.7 Fire Walls with Elevation Differences
6.8 Clearance
6.9 Horizontal Continuity
6.10 Opening Protectives
Chapter 7 Fire Barrier Walls
7.1 Scope
7.2 Continuity
7.3 Opening Protectives
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References
Index