It has mentioned that the implementation and enforcement of this Bye-law shall vest with the authority having jurisdiction
(AHJ) within their respective jurisdictions and circles.
In particular, my firm recently completed the design and construction of a medium-sized nursing facility in which the authority having jurisdiction
approved the VRF system based on the DOAS ventilation rate and the dilution effect provided within each room.
And then, "unfortunately, the code-compliance documents go to the 'local authority having jurisdiction
Depending on the local AHJ (authority having jurisdiction
), there may be requirements for annual, semi-annual, or monthly system testing.
Unfortunately, the code-compliance documents go to a "local authority having jurisdiction
," which hasn't the time or interest in consulting the User's Manual, and we get what engineers and lighting consultants derisively call "box checking." Consultants put a check in the box next to the question, "Does this design meet the energycode?" and the audit consists of putting the onus for compliance on the designer and getting the document off the auditor's desk.
An engineered smoke control system requires more calculations and effort on the engineer's part, primarily because the authority having jurisdiction
(AHJ) usually requires it.
Under NFPA 72 Chapter 10 Table 10.4.2.2 item g, test methods that are allowed include a calibrated test method, manufacturer's calibrated sensitivity test instrument, listed control equipment arranged for the purpose, smoke detector/control unit arranged for the purpose, or other calibrated sensitivity test method approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction
Among the most important considerations for jobsite life safety are access to emergency exits, emergency vehicle access, close consultation with the Authority Having Jurisdiction
(AHJ), air-quality control, and signage.