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ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities 2018 (ICCPC 2018)

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About this chapter:

Chapter 6 has two purposes in dealing with fire safety:
  1. To reduce the potential of permanently installed building equipment, appliances and services to cause a fire because of their installation.
  2. If a fire does occur, this section contains provisions to contain or limit the spread of the fire in a manner allowing safe egress of the occupants; appropriately limit the damage to the building in which the fire originated, to adjacent buildings, and to contents and amenities; allow fire fighters to perform their duties on the fire scene; and provide detection systems that allow appropriate and timely response to a fire.
To prevent unwanted ignition caused by building equipment and systems.
Fuel-burning appliances and services shall be installed in a manner that reduces their potential as sources of fire ignition.
Electrical equipment, appliances and services shall be installed in a manner that reduces their potential as sources of fire ignition.
Fuel-burning appliances and services shall be installed so that the appliance or service will not cause uncontrolled combustion or explosion.
Fuel-burning appliances and services shall be installed so that they will not become sources of ignition.
Electrical equipment, appliances and services shall be installed so that they will not allow sparks or arcing to escape their enclosures.
Electrical equipment, appliances and services shall be installed so that they will not become sources of ignition.

Separate ignition sources from areas where a flammable, combustible or explosive atmosphere may exist.

To provide an acceptable level of fire safety performance when facilities are subjected to fires occurring in the fire loads that may be present in the facility during construction or alteration and throughout the intended life.

Buildings shall be designed with safeguards against the spread of fire so that persons not directly adjacent to or involved in the ignition of a fire shall not suffer serious injury or death from a fire and so that the magnitude of the property losses are limited as follows:

  • Performance Group I—High
  • Performance Group II—Moderate
  • Performance Group III—Mild
  • Performance Group IV—Mild
Buildings and facilities shall be designed and constructed so that the building and adjacent buildings or facilities and their occupants, contents and amenities are appropriately protected from the impact of fire and smoke.
Buildings and facilities shall be designed and constructed so that fire fighters can appropriately perform rescue operations, protect property and utilize fire-fighting equipment and controls.
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