This article will cover which "outdoor" building portions are or aren't considered part of the building and which are or aren't subject to varying codes. What is part of the building area? Any … [Read more...] about Outdoor Portions of Buildings & Code Considerations
Automatic fire sprinklers have been in existence for over a century, and since their widespread implementation, have extinguished many fires and saved countless lives. A majority of fires are … [Read more...] about Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems
What is Static Electricity? stat·ic e·lec·tric·i·ty (noun) a stationary electric charge, typically produced by friction, that causes sparks. The Basics: -The world is made of atoms -Atoms … [Read more...] about Static Electricity In Distilleries
Egress is defined as "the action of going out of or leaving a place". Egress is a major component of safety features in the building, and has an entire chapter devoted to it in the IBC … [Read more...] about Egress!
What is the LFL? The LFL (Lower Flammable Limit) is a concept related to flammability & fire safety. The LFL is defined as : Usually expressed in volume per cent, is the lower end of the … [Read more...] about What is the LFL & What does it mean to you?
In the U.S. , a lot of folks that are in rural areas may think that they don't have any building codes where they live. Well, the truth is, that there certainly is code in most places in the country. … [Read more...] about No building codes out in the middle of nowhere! Think again.
What Are IBC Plastic Totes and what is prohibited from being stored in them? If you've been to a few distilleries, you might have seen these around: Large plastic IBC (intermediate bulk container) … [Read more...] about Prohibition On Flammable Liquids In Plastic Totes
What is Secondary Containment? Secondary containment requirements are found in the International Fire Code, a model code that is extensively used throughout the U.S. for safe building design and … [Read more...] about Secondary Containment