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The Fight Over Fire Sprinklers in New Homes 0

The Fight Over Fire Sprinklers in New Homes

About 3000 Americans die in house fires every year. Beginning in January 2011, a change to the International Residential Code (IRC) aims to reduce that number by making fire sprinklers mandatory in all new...

Fire Sprinklers: Coming to a Home Near You 0

Fire Sprinklers: Coming to a Home Near You

Fire sprinklers are usually thought of in retail and office contexts. However, their proven life- and property-saving abilities have led to their inclusion in the International Residential Code, effective in 2011. In this article,...