Just today another municipality I deal with informed me that fire alarm plans must now be delivered not just in hard copy but also on optical disc. Hard copies take up a lot of space. But still, file cabinets for discs is cheaper than servers and the electricity to run them. Not everyone in the US has the benefit of huge tax bases for infrastructure and/or broadband yet. And yes NFPA code requires hard copies of plans on site where the system is installed.
7/30/13 at 3:31pm