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You are missing the fact that it costs money to sprinkle exterior garages, particular sense they have to be dry systems.


D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., P.Eng.

Senior Project Manager

Schoor DePalma Engineers and Consultants

200 State Highway Nine

Manalapan, NJ 07726

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Subject: Re: FW: Fire ratings to UBC 1997


Something that I have never understood:

Open parking structures are considered less of a fire hazard because they have good ventilation.

It would seem to me however that this would actually make them worse of a fire hazard, because there would be more oxygen to contribute to the fire,  plus the fire would be more like to spread.

Am I missing something?

Gail S. Kelley