Posted on 07/11/2018 in Regulatory 2018
Cost impacts of home sprinkler regulation

A report by NFPA-FPRF assesses the impacts of regulations requiring installation of fire sprinkler systems in homes, based on statewide regulations introduced in California. The report concludes that there was no significant impact on building permit activity, with “early adopter” jurisdictions (localities which required earlier implementation) showing in fact slightly higher activity. The report cites studies which show no impact on water supply, and an average US national cost for fire sprinkler installation of c. 12. €/m2 dropping by c. 14% when with statewide obligation.

“Impact of Home Fire Sprinkler System Requirements in California”, S. Bowles, US National Fire Protection Association – Fire Protection Research Foundation, April 2018

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