When Planning and Building drawings are reviewed, LFRA issues comments and corrections based on requirements from the International Fire Code. These are called Conditions of Approval and it is an industry standard. It means, “We approve this project for a permit, provided these conditions are met.” Examples of Conditions could be that all doors other than the main entrance are required to have panic hardware and all doors must swing outward. These Conditions are like a map that provides direction to the general contractor, in order to make sure the building is built to IFC, NFPA, and IBC  requirements. LFRA issues the Conditions of Approval along with the building permit and any redlined drawings. It is imperative that the general contractor read and comply with all Conditions of Approval and any redlined comments on the drawings. By meeting all the Conditions, the contractor will be prepared for LFRA’s inspections.