Need clarification of new rules? Want to validate that your interpretations are correct? Looking for practical examples to help you implement provisions or provide explanations to clients? Just open the Handbook to find everything you need to succeed on the job and maximize occupant protection in all types of structures:
Only NFPA's official Handbook contains the complete 2009 Life Safety Code text.
Authoritative commentary provides insights into the reasoning behind rules and presents hands-on compliance advice. Plus, it's color-coded so it's easy to distinguish from requirements.
First-time commentary shortens the learning curve on new provisions concerning egress-related criteria for evacuation strategies and new escape devices, additional sprinkler mandates, inspection of door openings, door locking for patient protective needs, and 2-way communication systems in areas of refuge.
Code text for new and existing buildings is presented side-by-side for easy comparison--this feature alone makes the Handbook a must!
More than 400 2-color charts, tables, photos, and illustrations enhance your understanding of vital requirements.
A handy chart makes it easy to see major changes that have been implemented.