2019 NFPA 88A Standard - Current Edition
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    Apply NFPA 88A alongside today's NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®, and NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®.

    Updated for consistency with the Life Safety Code® and the NEC®, NFPA 88A, Standard for Parking Structures is an essential resource for builders, designers, owners, and facility managers responsible for parking structure safety and code compliance. The 2019 edition provides the latest requirements for the construction and protection of open and enclosed parking structures, as well as the control of hazards. The Standard does not apply to garages that are part of one- and two-family dwellings.

    NFPA 88A provisions address:

    • Means of egress
    • Construction
    • Building services and fire protection
    • Special hazard protection
    • Special structures, including definitions and requirements for the genre of parking structures termed "Automated Mechanical Type Parking Structures"

    Changes in this edition include updated references, a new definition for autodrive vehicle, and other clarifications. (Print, 16 pp., 2019)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 88A Standard for Parking Structures, 2019 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Retroactivity.
    1.4 Equivalency.
    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 Means of Egress.
    Chapter 5 Construction
    5.1 General Requirements.
    5.2 Compartmentation.
    5.3 Floors.
    5.4 Openings in Fire Resistance–Rated Assemblies.
    5.5 Opening Requirements for Open Parking Structures.
    Chapter 6 Building Service and Fire Protection
    6.1 Lighting and Power.
    6.2 Heating.
    6.3 Ventilation.
    6.4 Fire Sprinkler Systems.
    6.5 Standpipes.
    6.6 Detection, Alarm, and Communications Systems.
    Chapter 7 Special Hazard Protection
    7.1 Storage Use, Handling, and Dispensing of Fuels and Lubricants.
    7.2 Autodrive Vehicles. (Reserved)
    Chapter 8 Housekeeping
    8.1 Equipment.
    8.2 Aisles.
    8.3 Lockers.
    8.4 Waste Receptacles.
    8.5 Floors.
    Chapter 9 Special Structures
    9.1 General.
    9.2 Automated-Type Parking Structures.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Confidently address fire risks and protect occupants in parking garages with NFPA 88A.

    The 2015 edition of NFPA 88A, Standard for Parking Structures provides builders, designers, owners, and facility managers with the latest requirements concerning the construction and protection of open and enclosed parking structures, as well as the control of hazards. The Standard does not apply to garages that are part of one- and two-family dwellings.

    Reference the most current provisions concerning:

    • Means of egress
    • Construction
    • Building services and fire protection
    • Special hazard protection
    • Special structures -- including definitions and requirements for the new genre of parking structures termed "Automated Mechanical Type Parking Structures"

    NFPA 88A is consistent with the 2015 editions of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® and NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code® .

    This edition is up-to-date with industry best practices. It's essential for everyone responsible for parking structure safety. (Softbound, 9 pp., 2015)

     

    Interested in other editions of NFPA 88A? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

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