Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures


Apply NFPA 80A guidelines to prevent fire from spreading between neighboring buildings.

Be confident that building plans meet the latest recommended guidelines for limiting fire spread. The 2017 edition of NFPA 80A: Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures provides recommendations concerning separation distances between buildings and to limit exterior fire spread based on exterior openings and other construction features. It also addresses means of protection, including types of protection, evaluation, selection, and application.

Essential for AHJs, architects, insurance professionals, and fire protection engineers, this edition of NFPA 80A is up-to-date with the latest referenced standards including:

  • The 2016 edition of NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler Systems
  • The 2016 edition of NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
  • Current ASTM and UL publications

The document reflects the current approaches used to establish fire safety mitigation measures between adjacent structures. (Softbound, 24 pp., 2017)


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