NFPA 5000 Goals

The primary goals of NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code, are safety, health, building usability, and public welfare, including property protection as it relates to the primary goals

NFPA 5000 contains provisions for every aspect of design and construction of buildings and structures, as well as the creation of building systems for health, safety, comfort, and convenience

Provides prescriptive and performance based options

The code is organized by the occupancy or use of the proposed facility

The four goals are:

Safety from Fire:

(1)To provide an environment for the occupants inside or near a building that is reasonably safe from fire and similar emergencies

(2) To provide reasonable safety for fire fighters and emergency responders during search and rescue operations

Safety from Structural Failure: The safety from structural failure goals of this Code are to provide a high confidence of a low probability of structural failure resulting in local or global collapse, or the creation of falling debris hazards that could threaten life under any load or combination of loads that the structure could reasonably be anticipated to experience, and to provide a high confidence that the structure will be capable of resisting regularly occurring loads and combinations of loads without significant damage or degradation.

Safety During Building Use: The safety during building use goal of this Code is to provide an environment for the occupants of the building that is reasonably safe during the normal use of the building.

Safety from Hazardous Materials: Facilities containing high hazard contents shall have the goal of protecting people and property from the consequences of unauthorized discharges, fires, and explosions involving hazardous materials.