Significant Changes to the 2009
International Fire Code is a comprehensive analysis of the
changes to the 2009 International Fire Code (IFC) that are
significant to design professionals, code officials, and the
Updates to the code cover a broad range of
subjects, including construction requirements for ambulatory health
care occupancies, emergency responder radio coverage, fire
protection system requirements for educational occupancies, fire
service access elevators, building means of egress, hazardous
materials such as silane and the use of hydrogen in fuel cells and
vehicles, and fire protection of marinas.
Each change analysis contains the affected
code sections and identifies whether the text is new language, a
modification of existing language, or has been deleted.
With a clear, straightforward approach and
detailed explanations, this is an invaluable tool for understanding
the new and revised requirements in the 2009 IFC..
line art and photographs illustrate correct and
incorrect designs and installations
- ICC-assigned code change
number is included, along with a single sentence
summary of the code change for a quick and easy
- "Change Significance"
describes why each change is important and how it
can be applied in the field, providing readers with
a thorough understanding of the code revisions as
they pertain to the real world
change analysis also includes supporting technical
documentation to assist readers in understanding the
details of the requirements