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Builder Magazine: Fire safety is an issue homebuilders can’t afford to ignore

By Fred Durso, Jr. A recent article in Builder Magazine titled “Playing With Fire” eloquently summed up today’s concerns with homebuilding components and the materials typically housed in them. Of equal importance is the article’s directive to the homebuilding industry that it “needs to pay more attention” to today’s fire protection measures, including home fire sprinklers, as fire threats at home continue to grow. “Over the last 10 or 15 years, the trend has gone from passive to active fire detection–sprinklers and smoke detectors as opposed to fire-rated walls,” James Langhorne, a 30-year, fire service veteran and fire protection engineer told the magazine. “I…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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