After NFPA chatted with a series of homebuilders, this is what we found

By Fred Durso, Jr. NFPA staff joined the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) at this year’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. During the show’s expo, HFSC enticed industry experts to its booth by offering free, face-to-face discussions on home fire sprinklers. Matt Klaus, NFPA’s principal fire protection engineer, tackled this group’s misconceptions head-on, which he wrote about in the recent issue of NFPA Journal. “Some homebuilders we talked to, despite never having gone through the process, were adamant that sprinklers would cost as much as $10 per square foot for new construction,” Klaus writes in his “In Compliance” column. While NFPA places the…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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