Tidbit 11/05/12

International Building Code 2012 – IBC 703.4 Automatic Sprinklers Used as Equivalency for a Fire Rated Assembly.

This section prohibits the use of sprinklers to be considered as a compensatory feature for reduction or elimination of a fire rating required by the Code without justification through the application of Sections 104.10 (Modifications) & 104.11 (Alternative design).