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Code Talk

This has been created for posting code subjects so the general public and professionals alike can review the issues and thereby making our web site a bit more informational as an ongoing tool for our constituents.

Coffee Break and Code Corner seem to be a big hit with all the complimentary e-mails and comments, as such have been included below:

Alaska Code Forum

If you have an interesting topic, you can contact us at (907) 269-2004 for review and evaluation to be posted in the AK Code Forum, allowing the rest of the code professionals within the State of Alaska to view. The maximum of one per month will be chosen and posted.

This is our informational code forum from/to professionals around the state that was requested during the Fire Marshal Forum in April 2008:

Rings Esucteons for Sprinkler Penetrations in Suspended Ceilings
Bed & Breakfast Requirements
Concealed Under Floor Spaces
Fire Barrier Rating in Separated Mixed Occupancies
Listing Certificate Example for Fuel System
R-4 Assisted Living ICC
Reliable Power Source
TIA 02 - Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems

This is for informational purposes only and not intended to be official interpretations or documentation of the Alaska State Fire Marshals Offices for reviews.

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