2016 NFPA 80 Digital Handbook - Current Edition
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    Author: Kristin Bigda

    Maximize the efficiency of fire doors and fire windows with advice and full-color photos only in the 2016 NFPA 80 Digital Handbook.

    The 2016 NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives reflects the latest advances in fire doors and opening protectives equipment and installations. To help you work confidently and efficiently to ensure adequate protection against the spread of fire and smoke, the updated NFPA 80 Digital Handbook provides expert commentary and visuals based on frequently asked questions and targeting areas of potential confusion. It's a powerful tool for installers, contractors, designers, engineers, and anyone responsible for ensuring compliance.

    The NFPA 80 Digital Handbook includes the full text of the Standard, new explanations, and full-color imagery.

    • Gain electronic access to the complete 2016 NFPA 80 text, including expanded requirements for fire door labels, a new section for the required marking of fire rated glazing, a new chapter on fire protective curtain assemblies, and other changes.
    • Hyperlinked icons take you to answers and help you avoid oversights. Link directly to commentary written by experts with in-depth knowledge of NFPA 80.
    • Link to exclusive full-color images, tables, figures, and diagrams not in the Standard.
    • Get the big picture with a dedicated Table of Contents for sections with commentary.
    • Find chapter introductions only in the Digital Handbook.
    • Save time with instant searches and interactive functionality.

    Be the answer source! The Digital Handbook provides the extra facts you need to apply or enforce NFPA 80 confidently -- whether you're a manufacturer, AHJ or fire door inspector, building owner, building manager, or maintenance professional. After initial download, no Internet access is required. (Digital Handbook, 163 pp., 2016)


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  • Also in NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives