From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Questions about IFC Control Areas
Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 01:31:47 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: 9EB0FBD4-9FA3-4886-AC19-EB4617CC2B17**At_Symbol_Here**

> Campus officials have provided little help in that we can't learn which IFC Year has been adopted,

Concrete questions such as you raise often turn out not to have intuitive answers for people without significant code experience, so they are generally best answered by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, usually a local Fire Marshall's office. However, many AHJ's are very busy, particularly when a code change is in progress or the questions relate to an occupancy that they aren't familiar with.

For this reason, it is often a good investment to find a fire code consultant who has experience working with the AHJ and having the consultant answer the easy questions and then organize the harder questions into a terminology that the AHJ is familiar with. Guessing how a fire marshal will interpret a new code can lead to expensive rework down the line.

Good luck!

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
603 358-2859


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