Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Survey of Building Officials Find a Majority Oppose Mandatory Fire Sprinklers in New Single-Family Homes
In a recent survey conducted by the Building Officials Association of South Carolina, 53 percent of those answering the survey oppose mandating the installation of automatic fire sprinklers in new single-family homes. However, 67 percent support mandatory fire sprinklers in town houses. The survey also found that 70 percent of those surveyed support requiring home builders to give the home buyer the option to install fire sprinklers in their new home.