Can anyone point me to a code that would require smoke detectors in an older A2 with an occupant load over 300. We are requiring a fire alarm system be installed in well known party center in our community. The owner is obstinate about smoke detectors not being installed in the building side that is not sprinklered. There are two fire areas separated by a fire wall and fire roll door. The newer side is fully sprinklered but the older side has no sprinkler coverage. He refuses to install smoke detection in the non-sprinkled party rooms. I know that a fully sprinkled building does not require smoke detection but may require HVAC duct detectors. He even refuses that. This building has had no fire alarm in it as long as I have been here (33 years).. Help make my day, please !!!!!!
Mayfield Heights Fire Dept.