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Define NFPA 72-2016 changes

NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code has undergone a lot of updates.
Here’s a look at the 2016 edition.

Raymond Grill, PE, FSFPE; and Richard J. Petrey, EIT, Arup
CSE Magazine
07/20/2016

Learning objectives:

  • Recall NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code and its basic intent.
  • Discover changes in the 2016 edition of NFPA 72.
  • Apply updated code information into building design.

NFPA has issued the latest version of NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code in the 2016 edition. The goal of the revision process is to provide NFPA 72 users with rules that both comprehensively and accurately reflect the field of fire alarm design, installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance.

It is imperative to remain up to date with changes to the code, because they take into account advances in technology as well as address any issues that may have needed adjustment from the previous version of the code. Review the latest edition of the code for the complete picture of the changes.

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