2022 NFPA 80A Recommended Practice - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Apply the guidelines from NFPA 80A, Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures, to help prevent fire from spreading between neighboring buildings.

    This tool can help to ensure building plans meet the latest recommended guidelines to limit fire spread. The 2022 edition of NFPA 80A, Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures, provides recommendations concerning separation distances between buildings and limiting exterior fire spread based on exterior openings and other construction features. It also addresses means of protection, including the evaluation, selection, and application of different types of protection.

    Essential for AHJs, architects, insurance professionals, and fire protection engineers, this edition of NFPA 80A, Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures, is up to date with the latest referenced standards, including the following:

    • The 2022 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
    • The 2022 edition of NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
    • Current ASTM and UL publications

    The 2022 edition of NFPA 80A, Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures, also includes the following:

    • New requirements for classification of noncombustible materials in Chapter 4
    • New provisions for the classification of light severity interior wall and ceiling finishes utilizing NFPA 286, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth

    NFPA 80A reflects the current approaches used to establish fire safety mitigation measures between adjacent structures. Order your copy of NFPA 80A, Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures, today to help prevent the spread of fire between buildings. (Print, 24 pp., 2022)

  • Table of Contents (2022 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 80A Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures, 2022 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Units and Formulas.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Recommendations Sections. (Reserved)
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Classification of Exposures and Recommended Separation Distances
    4.1 Noncombustible Material.
    4.2 Exposures.
    4.3 Exposure from Buildings of Greater or Equal Height.
    4.4 Minimum Separation Distance.
    Chapter 5 Means of Protection
    5.1 Types.
    5.2 Additional Protection.
    5.3 Evaluation of Protection.
    5.4 Selecting the Means of Protection.
    5.5 Manual Operation.
    5.6 Application of Means of Protection.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Example
    Annex C Informational References
  • 2017 Edition

    2017 Edition

    Apply NFPA 80A guidelines to prevent fire from spreading between neighboring buildings.

    Be confident that building plans meet the latest recommended guidelines for limiting fire spread. The 2017 edition of NFPA 80A, Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures provides recommendations concerning separation distances between buildings and to limit exterior fire spread based on exterior openings and other construction features. It also addresses means of protection, including types of protection, evaluation, selection, and application.

    Essential for AHJs, architects, insurance professionals, and fire protection engineers, this edition of NFPA 80A is up-to-date with the latest referenced standards including:

    • The 2016 edition of NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems
    • The 2016 edition of NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
    • Current ASTM and UL publications

    The document reflects the current approaches used to establish fire safety mitigation measures between adjacent structures. (Print, 24 pp., 2017)

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