2012 IRC Code Change Proposals

 Click Here to download 2012 proposals affecting fire sprinklers.

2009 IRC Text Related to Residential Fire Sprinklers

Click Here to view the 2009 IRC code text requiring residential fire sprinklers in new homes.

2008 Code Change Proposals (See “Videos” below for testimony)

Click Here to download Summary 2007-08 ICC Residential Spklr. Proposals.

Public Comments:
Click Here to download Comment RB64-07/08  (dwellings).

Click Here to download Comment RB66-07/08 (townhouses).
Click Here to download Comment RP3-07/08 (prescriptive design)

Click Here to download Proposal RB64-07/08.

Articles & Books

Click Here to download Alpha to Omega, by Ronny J. Coleman the history of
residential fire sprinklers, (out-of-print, but now available in electronic format).

Click Here to download Residential Sprinkler Design Made Easy by Marshall
Klein and Julius Ballanco, reprinted from September 2008 Plumbing Systems
and Design 

Click Here to download The Time Has Come to Win the Sprinkler Battle by
Chief Ron Coleman, reprinted from March 2008 Fire Chief Magazine.

Click Here to download three articles on residential sprinklers:

A Paradigm Shift The: Future of Residential Sprinklers
by Azarang (Ozzie) Mirkhah, P.E., EFO, CBO
Piping a Residential Sprinkler System
by Julius Ballanco, P.E.
One Sentence to Change the Course of Fire Safety in America
by Jeffrey M. Shapiro, P.E., FSFPE