Sprinkler Requirement for Commercial Buildings
In all occupancies except Group R, Division 3 and Group U Occupancies an approved automatic sprinkler system shall be installed where the occupancy/building has 3,600 or more square feet of total floor area, except where either sections of the IFC or the California State Fire Marshals regulations, and/or local Fire District ordinances applicable to a project are more restrictive, then the more restrictive shall apply. Where additions increase the total size of the building to 3,600 square feet or more, the addition of the existing occupancy/building shall be provided with an approved automatic sprinkler system. Fire separation areas shall not be used to reduce this requirement.
Sprinkler Requirement for Residential Buildings
On January 1, 2011, a new requirement for residential fire sprinklers in newly constructed California homes took effect - a change that fire officials say has the potential to save countless lives across California.
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