2018 NFPA 101 Handbook - Current Edition

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  • Description

    Authors: Gregory E. Harrington, P.E., and Kristin Bigda, P.E.

    Implement NFPA 101® correctly in today's world. Your essential Code companion, NFPA®'s Life Safety Code® Handbook incorporates the complete Code text, commentary from seasoned professionals, and visuals into one go-to source.

    Trust the 2018 edition of the NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Handbook to help you make the right safety decisions in the built environment, where every decision has the potential to impact lives. For applications advice, nothing compares! This unique reference combines Code text and expert commentary, so you're better prepared to comply the first time and avoid costly mistakes, violations, and job delays.

    You need expert support along with the Code. The full-color 2018 edition Life Safety Code Handbook is the only reference in the industry that provides:

    • Side-by-side presentation of occupancy requirements for new and existing occupancies for easy comparison -- this feature alone makes the Handbook a must!
    • The complete 2018 Life Safety Code text, featuring an expanded scope that now includes hazardous materials emergencies, injuries from falls, and emergency communications
    • Expert commentary explaining the reasoning and intent behind the rules, with hands-on examples of how to implement requirements
    • Guidance for hospital administrators and contractors on how to apply the latest health care occupancy provisions
    • All-new commentary for ensuring life safety in malls
    • More than 750 images including photos and charts, tables, illustrations, and diagrams not found in the Code -- all in full color for better visual clarification of NFPA 101 provisions
    • A matrix comparing the 2015 and 2018 editions of NFPA 101 that gives you an overview of technical/substantive changes at a glance

    If public safety depends on you, look to the 2018 edition of the NFPA 101 Handbook for essential support.

    Whether you're a building owner, architect, designer, contractor, engineer, AHJ, or inspector, NFPA's unique 2018 edition Life Safety Code Handbook helps you apply requirements properly to protect building occupants throughout the life of the building. (Hardbound, Approx. 1,327 pp., 2018)

     

    Interested in other editions of the Life Safety Code Handbook? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Authors: Ron Coté, P.E. and Gregory E. Harrington, P.E.

    Based on the 2015 NFPA 101®, NFPA®'s acclaimed Life Safety Code® Handbook incorporates full Code text, commentary, and visuals in a must-have resource.

    Any decisions you make in the built environment have the potential to affect lives. That's why you need the best source of applications advice: the 2015 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Handbook. This resource combines Code text and expert commentary to help you comply correctly the first time and avoid costly mistakes, violations, and job delays.

    In full-color, the 2015 Life Safety Code Handbook is the only reference in the industry that provides:

    • Side-by-side presentation of occupancy requirements for new and existing buildings for easy comparison -- this feature alone makes the Handbook a must!
    • The full 2015 Life Safety Code text including changes, such as an occupant load factor for concentrated business use areas, and utilizing an atrium as part of an occupancy separation
    • Expert commentary explaining the reasoning and intent behind the rules, with hands-on examples of how to apply the added mandates for CO detection and alarm in new educational and day care facilities, training requirements for crowd managers in assembly occupancies, and other changes
    • Added guidance for hospital administrators and contractors on how to apply the latest health care occupancy provisions
    • More than 750 images including photos and charts, tables, illustrations, and diagrams not found in the Code -- all in full color for better visual clarification of NFPA 101 provisions
    • Matrix comparing the 2012 and 2015 NFPA 101 that gives you an overview of technical/substantive changes at a glance

    If public safety depends on you, look to the 2015 NFPA 101 Handbook for essential support.

    Whether you're a building owner, architect, designer, contractor, engineer, AHJ, or inspector, NFPA's unique 2015 Life Safety Code Handbook helps you apply requirements properly to protect building occupants throughout the life cycle of the building. (Hardbound, 1,327 pp., 2015)

     


    2012 Edition

     

    Authors: Ron Coté, P.E. and Gregory E. Harrington, P.E.

    Take the fast track to compliance! The 2012 NFPA 101® Handbook puts practical answers to Code questions at your fingertips so you're ready to apply requirements correctly.

    The decisions you make on the job affect lives. That's why when a new Life Safety Code® edition comes out, there's no room for error and no time to lose. You need to get up-to-speed fast so you can hit the ground running, comply right the first time, and avoid costly mistakes, violations, and job delays. Your best source for the knowledge you need to master new requirements is the 2012 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Handbook.

    Written by leading life safety authorities, this essential full-color NFPA 101 companion provides total compliance support with:

    • Code text for new and existing buildings presented side-by-side for easy comparison -- this feature alone makes the Handbook a must!
    • The full 2012 Life Safety Code text for easy access
    • Expert commentary explains the reasoning and intent behind provisions and provide hands-on examples of how to apply rules, including new and revised provisions affecting health care occupancies, high-rise buildings, CO detection and alarms, and elevator use for occupant evacuation.
    • More visuals than ever before! 300 photos and 400 charts, tables, illustrations, and diagrams -- not found in the Code -- all in full color for better visual clarification of NFPA 101 provisions
    • Vertical rules alert you to Code additions and bullets signal deletions, so it's easy to see what's different in this edition.
    • Matrix comparing the 2009 and 2012 NFPA 101 provides an overview of technical/substantive changes at-a-glance.

    Life safety depends on you. Shorten the learning curve on the new Code and save lives.

    Whether you're an architect, designer, contractor, engineer, AHJ, or inspector, you can depend on the 2012 Life Safety Code Handbook to make sure requirements are applied properly to protect building occupants. (Hardbound, 1, 369 pp., 2012) 

     

    Interested in other editions of the NFPA 101 Handbook? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

  • Sample Pages (2015 Edition)

    Important information about NFPA codes and standards available


    NFPA® Handbooks are your 'Roadmap to the Codes' with insights and graphics that answer code questions. View these sample pages for a preview of the valuable information you'll access including complete code or standard text; explanatory commentary highlighted in a second color; hundreds of full-color photos, charts, tables and illustrations to clarify concepts; and much more.

    Preview the 2015 NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code® Handbook

  • LSC Tabs

    Streamline referencing and boost productivity with tabs for your NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code® or LSC Handbook.

    NFPA® makes it easy to quickly find Life Safety Code information with convenient, self-adhesive tabs. Just affix tabs directly to the pages of your NFPA 101 Code or the full-color LSC Handbook for quick access to the requirements and information you need to ensure safety in new and existing buildings. Order time-saving tabs now and step up productivity and efficiency every day. (Set of 48)

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