2021 NFPA 102 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Help to safeguard crowds in grandstands, bleachers, and tents with NFPA 102.

    Help protect occupants from fire, storm, collapse, and the dangers of panic and crowd behavior with the 2021 edition of NFPA 102, Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures. Comprised of extracts from the most recent editions of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, and NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®, NFPA 102 can help designers, construction managers, AHJs, and more implement the most up-to-date requirements necessary to keep people safe.

    Provisions address construction, location, protection, and maintenance.

    NFPA 102 includes dedicated chapters for grandstands and bleachers, folding and telescopic seating, tents, and membrane structures. Requirements also addressing the following:

    • Means of egress — for both new and existing facilities
    • Protection — with requirements for 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, ventilation, and air conditioning; fired heaters; and electric heaters

    The 2021 edition of NFPA 102 encompasses both new and existing structures and includes the most advanced safety protocols to better ensure every effort is made to help protect people and property. (Print, 20 pp., 2021)

    Get up to date with the most current requirements by placing your order for NFPA 102, Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures, today.

  • Table of Contents (2021 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 102 Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures, 2021 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 Tension-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 Hazardous Materials.
    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
  • 2016 Edition Description

    2016 Edition

    Safeguard the public in grandstands, bleachers, and tents with NFPA 102 based on 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. (Print, 19 pp., 2016)

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