INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

combustible space sprinkler req.

RE: combustible space sprinkler req.

I take it by the title, the trusses are made out of wood??

If so yes sprinkler protection is required.

Unless you fill the Entire space with non combustible insulation.

RE: combustible space sprinkler req.

(OP)
I've seen office building where they attached drywall to trusses, fire stopped and they did not put sprinklers above. I guess AHJ was making they own rules or am I missing something here :)

RE: combustible space sprinkler req.

If you have SOLID members like 2x or TJI and sheetrock to the bottom then you can omit sprinklers in the concealed space. You may end up with a 3000 sq ft design area if certain criteria are not met in those instances.

In the picture you provided, you are going to require SPECIALLY LISTED concealed space sprinklers. These come with their own requirements in the sprinkler data sheet.

You will possibly need draft curtains (not draft stops) depending on full height walls and such.

Review the criteria carefully on those sprinklers.

Travis Mack
MFP Design, LLC
www.mfpdesign.com
"Follow" us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/MFP-Design-LLC/9221...

RE: combustible space sprinkler req.

You would have to cover every stick of wood in the attic area, with Sheetrock

Does not matter, but what is the use of the building??

RE: combustible space sprinkler req.

What is the building's construction classification based on the jurisdiction's building code? I can't tell if this Type V (combustible) or Type II (noncombustible). If it's Type III (mixed) what is the material of construction for the trusses?

RE: combustible space sprinkler req.

(OP)
I totally agree with statement that area needs to be sprinklered , just don't get where architects or AHJ think if you rock bottom of trusses with we can eliminate sprinkler protection above. I think that next thread has same question..

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close