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Standard for Parking Structures

We have been following, but not advocating in NFPA 88A, since 2017. We see a great deal of disruption in how campus communities are moving around given the growing presence of ride sharing and micromobility enterprises.

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Standard for Parking Structures

September 17, 2019
mike@standardsmichigan.com
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The 2023 edition of NFPA 88A Standard for Parking Structures is now open for public input.  The scope of NFPA 88A covers construction and protection of, as well as the control of hazards in, open and enclosed parking structures.

Work of fire protection safeguards for garages was initiated by NFPA in 1927 with the appointment of a committee.  After extensive deliberations and the publication of successive drafts, a standard was adopted in 1932.  Revisions have been made ever since, as described in the Origin and Development in the introductory pages of the document linked below:

NFPA 88A Standard for Parking Structures

Public input is due by June 30, 2020.

To provide a sense of the safety concepts running through this document the transcripts of committee action is linked below:

NFPA 88A_A2018_GAR_AAA_SDAgenda_09_17

NFPA 88A_A2018_GAR_AAA_FD_Agenda_11_16

Given the gathering pace of standardization in transportation safety and sustainability concepts that we see all over the world, we will place this document on the standing agenda of our monthly #SmartCampus transportation and parking teleconference.  See our CALENDAR for the next date, time and login credentials.   As always, we encourage front line technicians, facility managers and transportation and parking department leaders to participate directly in the NFPA consensus document development process.  CLICK HERE to get started on your own.

Issue: [17-235]

Category: Parking & Transportation, Space Planning, Facility Asset Management

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Jack Janveja, Richard Robben


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