Gerhard Haag Helps Define US Fire Safety Codes
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in the US is responsible for establishing the building standards to ensure that parking garages and other structures are fire-safe, and that hazards to users are controlled or eliminated.
In 2010 and 2011, Gerhard Haag, who sits on the NFPA’s Technical Standards Committee for Garages and Parking Structures, was instrumental in getting the needs of the automated parking industry recognized in this key international code. In 2011 the NFPA released the new edition of “NFPA 88A: Standard for Parking Structures”, including guidelines for automated parking structures in the standards for the first time. A new chapter on Special Structures also included definitions and requirements for Automated Mechanical Type Parking Structures as a new genre of parking structure.