The other day I got a reminder from NFPA staff that now’s the time to start working on proposed changes to NFPA 80 – Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, and NFPA 105 – Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives. The 2019 editions have been published, so we’ll be working on the 2022 editions.
This is our (next) big chance! What’s on your wish list? Which requirements of these standards are confusing and should be clarified? Which sections need to be added/changed to keep up with new technology and product development?
I know there are questions that are raised repeatedly, especially now that more fire doors are being inspected. Talk to your coworkers and come up with some ideas, and I’ll take them to the BHMA Codes & Government Affairs Committee for consideration.