Unit 3. Lab 1. Building a New Structure - NFPA Codes
When designing a new building there are many things that go into consideration. Some of the most important things deal with local codes, standards and specifications. These codes are important because they emphasize things like safe work practices, fire protection and construction procedures. Some of these codes are government agencies such as the FCC. Other associations such as the NFPA focus on specific codes dealing with specific things like fire protection. There are many other associations like UL and NEC as well. These codes and standards are there to provide us with ways to prevent disasters, manage their impacts and also to protect us. The NFPA 1 Fire Code provides requirements to establish a reasonable level of fire safety and property protection in new and existing buildings. This code is very important when establishing your foundation when designing a new building. Also the NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code is a very important code because it deals with the safety benchmark for fuel gas installations. One of the most widely used codes is NFPA 70, National Electric Code. This is one of the most used codes for electrical installations. The FCC was created to regulate interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security. The FCC is important in the design of a new building, because it gives you guidelines to follow in order to safely be able to wire and create telecommunications in a new building. Other organizations such as UL and NEC are also important standards and codes to follow when designing a new building. UL provides safety-related certification, validation, testing, inspection, auditing, advising and training services to a wide range of clients, including...
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