FIRE PROTECTION IN THE 2008 NEW YORK CITY BUILDING CODE

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1 FIRE PROTECTION IN THE 2008 NEW YORK CITY BUILDING CODE New York Society of Architects 24 January 2008 Presented by Joseph Razza, PE Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. John Lee, RA NYC Department of Buildings Copyright 2007 by NYC Department of Buildings

2 The New York Society of Architects is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-aia members are available on request. This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of the presentation.

3 Learning Objectives This forum will discuss in general the fire protection requirements in the 2008 New York City Building Code in the following areas: Participants will be able to understand the various types of fire-resistance-rated construction required by the code Participants will be able to apply fire-resistive and smoke-resistive requirements to construction practices Participants will be able to understand the conditions that require installation of automatic fire extinguishing systems Participants will be able to apply standpipe design standards to building construction Participants will be able to understand the conditions that require installation of fire alarm systems Participants will be able to apply fire alarm system design standards to buidling construction

4 Local Law 99 of 2005 Local Law 33 of 2007

5 Timeline For 1 year between the Effective date ( 08) and the Mandated date ( 09), either the new code or current code may be elected, i.e.12- month grace period Enactment July 2007 Effective July Month Grace Period Mandated July 2009

6 The New York City Construction Codes The organization of the Title 28 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, New York City Construction Codes, is as follows: s Administration s Enforcement s Building Maintenance s Licensing and Registration s Outdoor Signs s Plumbing Code (Including Chapters 1-13 of the Plumbing Code) s Building Code (Including Chapters 1-35 of the Building Code) s Mechanical Code (Including Chapters 1-15 of Mechanical Code) s Fuel Gas Code (Including Chapters 1-13 of Fuel Gas Code)

7 New York City Building Code Chapter Organization The 2008 New York City Building Code contains 34 chapters and 11 appendices that address building code requirements by subject. Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter Building Code Title 28-Administration (Including Plumbing Code s Chapter 1, Mechanical Code s Chapter 1, Fuel Gas Code s Chapter 1) Definitions Use and Occupancy Classifications Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy General Building Heights and Areas Types of Construction Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction Interior Finishes Fire Protection Systems Means of Egress Accessibility Interior Environment Energy Efficiency Exterior Walls 1968 Building Code Title 26 Subchapter 1-4 Title 27 Subchapter 1 Title 27 Subchapter 2 Title 27 Subchapter 3 Title 27 Subchapter 7 Title 27 Subchapter 4 Title 27 Subchapter 3, 5 Title 27 Subchapter 5 Title 27 Subchapter 5 Title 27 Subchapter 7, 17 Title 27 Subchapter 6, 8 Title 27 Subchapter 4 HMC, MDL, Title 27 Subchapter 12 NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code Title 27 Subchapter 5

8 New York City Building Code Chapter Organization Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter Building Code Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures Structural Design Structural Tests and Special Inspections Soils and Foundations Concrete Aluminum Masonry Steel Wood Glass and Glazing Gypsum Board and Plaster Plastic Electrical Mechanical Systems Plumbing Systems Elevators and Conveying Systems Special Construction Encroachments Into the Public Right-of-Way 1968 Building Code Title 27 Subchapter 5 Title 27 Subchapter 9,10 Title 27 Subchapter 1,10,11 Title 27 Subchapter 1, 11, 19 Title 27 Subchapter 10, 19 Title 27 Subchapter 10 Title 27 Subchapter 10, 15 Title 27 Subchapter 10 Title 27 Subchapter 10 Title 27 Subchapter 10 Title 27 Subchapter 10 Title 27 Subchapter 5 Title 27 Subchapter 6, 7, NYC Electrical Code Title 27 Subchapter 13, 14, 15 Title 27 Subchapter 16 Title 27 Subchapter 18 Title 27 Subchapter 4, 7 Title 27 Subchapter 3, 4

9 New York City Building Code Chapter Organization Chapter 33 Chapter 35 Appendix D Appendix E Appendix F Appendix G Appendix H Appendix K Appendix M Appendix N Appendix P Appendix Q Appendix R 2008 Building Code Safeguards During Construction Referenced Standards Fire Districts Supplementary Accessibility Rodent Proofing Flood-Resistant Construction Outdoor Signs Elevators Supplementary Requirements for One- and Two-Family Dwellings Assistive Listening Systems Toilet & Bathing Facilities in R-2 Occupancies Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, and Fire Alarm Systems Acoustical Tile and Lay-In Panel Ceiling Suspension Systems Title 27 Subchapter 19 Appendix to Title 27, Chapter 1 Title 27 Subchapter 3, 4, 5 Title 27 Subchapter 4 MDL 80.6, RS 16 Title 27 Subchapter 4 Title 27 Subchapter 7 RS 18.1 Directive 6 of 1979 Title 27 Subchapter 4, RS 4-6 Title 27 Subchapter 4, RS 4-6, TPPN 8/88, 15/88, 22/88 RS 17-1, 17-2, 17-2A, 17-2B, 17-5 RS Building Code

10 Chapter 3 Use and Occupancy Classification A A-1 A-2 A-3 A-4 A-5 B E F F-1 F-2 H H-1 H-2 H-3 H-4 H-5 Assembly: Groups A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, and A-5 with fixed seating, intended for production and viewing of the performance arts or motion pictures. food and/or drink consumption. worship, recreation or amusement (physically active), and other assembly uses not classified elsewhere in Group A. indoor sporting events with spectator seating. participation in or viewing outdoor activities. Business: office, professional, service-type transaction, public or civic services. Educational: 5 or more persons at any time for educational purposes. Factory and industrial: Groups F-1 and F-2 moderate-hazard. involve non-combustible, non-flammable materials, or low-hazardous production. High Hazard: Groups H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, and H-5 materials that present a detonation hazard. uses present a deflagration hazard or a hazard from accelerated burning. materials that readily support combustion or present a physical hazard. materials that are health hazards. semiconductor fabrication facilities using hazardous production materials (HPM) in excess of the permitted aggregate quantity. F F-1a F-4 F-3, F-1b, F-4 F-1b F-2 E G D D-1 D-2 A A A A none D-1

11 I I-1 I-2 I-3 I-4 M R R-1 R-2 R-3 S S-1 S-2 U Chapter 3 Use and Occupancy Classification Institutional: Groups I-1, I-2, I-3, and I-4 housing persons, on a 24-hour basis, capable of self-preservation and responding to an emergency situation without physical assistance from staff. medical, surgical, nursing or custodial care, on a 24-hour basis, of more than 3 persons, who are not capable of self-preservation or responding to an emergency situation without physical assistance from staff. more than 5 persons who are detained under restraint or security reason. day care facilities, occupied by persons of any age who receive custodial care (without overnight) by individuals other than parents, guardians, or relatives in a place other than at the home. Mercantile: display and sale of merchandise. Residential: Groups R-1, R-2, and R-3 occupied transiently (for less than one month) and student dormitories. more than 2 dwelling units on a long term basis (for a month or more). not more than 2 apartments on a long term basis (for a month or more). Storage: Groups S-1, and S-2 moderate-hazard storage occupancy for any flammable or combustible materials. low-hazard storage occupancy for non-combustible materials. Utility and Miscellaneous: structures of an accessory character, or not classified in any specific occupancy. H, J-2 J-2 H-2 H-1 H-2 C J J-1 J-2 J-3 B B-1 B-2 K

12 Chapter 5 Separated Occupancies Table

13 Chapter 5 Incidental Use Areas Table 508.2

14 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction

15 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction Exterior walls (Section 704) Designed to contain the fire to the building of origin and prevent its spread to adjoining buildings. For Fire Rating, refer to: Table 601 Protection based on Construction Type Table 602 Fire Separation Distance based on Distance between buildings Construction Type and Occupancy

16 Chapter 6 Types of Construction

17 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction Exterior walls (Section 704) Table prescribes the area limitations, as a percentage of exterior wall area, for both unprotected and protected openings, based upon separation distances, irrespective of construction class. Compare to current code Table 3-4 Table permits unprotected openings within separation distance of 15 feet current code permits the equivalent only for construction classes II-D and II-E

18 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction Exterior walls (Section 704) Both protected and unprotected openings are permitted within the same exterior wall, limited in area through a formulary (Equation 7-2) the amount of unprotected openings in exterior walls is permitted to equal the permitted amount of protected openings in fully sprinklered buildings fully sprinklered buildings are not required to provide vertical separation of openings

19 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction Elements of Fire and Smoke Separation Fire Separation of Occupied Spaces FIRE WALL FIRE BARRIER FIRE PARTITION Smoke Separation of Occupied Spaces SMOKE BARRIER SMOKE PARTITION Separation of Concealed Spaces FIRESTOPPING FIREBLOCKING DRAFT STOP

20 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction FIRE WALL (Section 705) A fire resistance rated wall, with protected openings, extending continuously from the foundation through or to a roof assembly Each portion of a building separated by fire walls shall be considered a separate building. Similar to (but not same as) current code definition of FIRE DIVISION Fire ratings based on occupancy, refer to Table Minimum rating 2 hours If mixed occupancy, most restrictive rating used

21 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction FIRE WALL (Section 705) MATERIALS Materials are non-combustible Only Exception: Type V Construction OPENINGS Unsprinklered buildings Each opening shall not exceed 120 sq ft Aggregate width of openings at any floor level not to exceed 25% of length of wall Both buildings sprinklered Individual openings not limited to 120 sq ft Aggregate width of openings at any floor level not to exceed 25% of length of wall

22 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction FIRE WALL (Section 705) PARTY WALLS All party walls, which are built on property lines between adjoining buildings, are to be constructed as fire walls (Section 503.2) Attached one-and two-family dwellings shall be separated by walls constructed in accordance with Section 705 or Appendix M (one- and two-family dwellings not more than 3 stories in height)

23 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction FIRE BARRIER (Section 706) Subdivides single and mixed use occupancies within a single building. Fire Rating based on occupancy Mixed Use Occupancies refer Table Single Occupancies refer Table

24 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction FIRE BARRIER (Section 706) A fire resistance rated horizontal or vertical assembly with protected openings. A fire barrier wall must extend from the floor below, through any concealed spaces, to the underside of the floor or roof slab above.

25 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction FIRE BARRIER (Section 706) Both vertical and Horizontal Continuity Vertical Continuous from top of fire rated floor/ceiling assembly below to underside of floor/roof assembly above No circumstances where top of a fire barrier is permitted to terminate at ceiling level Hollow spaces firestopped at every floor level Horizontal Continuous without openings except as permitted

26 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction FIRE BARRIER (Section 706) For separating Fire Areas Public corridors Incidental Use Areas Shafts Hazardous Material Control Areas

27 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction FIRE BARRIER (Section 706) Hazardous Materials Control Area Design alternative for handling HM Enclosed spaces within a building bounded by exterior walls, fire walls, fire barriers, roofs and/or a combination thereof Compartmentation and separation of HM s into pre-defined quantities based on properties and physical/health hazards as per Table &2 Permits non-hazard occupancies to keep their occupancy designation without being classified as H

28 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction Shaft enclosures (Section 707) shaft enclosure materials as permitted by the building type of construction, except Groups I-1, R-1 and R-2 buildings require shafts of noncombustible materials. 2-hour fire-resistance rating required, or 1 hour if connecting fewer than 4 stories Impact resistant stair and elevator shaft requirement for high-rise buildings of any occupancy

29 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction FIRE PARTITION (Section 708) 1 hour fire-resistance-rated A vertical assembly with protected openings. A fire partition need not extend through any concealed spaces provided that the partition intersects a fire-rated ceiling assembly and the concealed space is fire blocked or draft stopped at the partition line

30 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction FIRE PARTITION (Section 708) For separating Interior corridors Tenant separations in fully sprinklered covered mall buildings

31 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction FIRE BARRIER vs. FIRE PARTITION Horizontal and Vertical Vertical assembly continuous through concealed spaces Rating is occupancy dependent and starts at 2 hours for other than U occupancies Materials used by Construction Type Vertical only Continuous through concealed ceiling space or stop at rated ceiling Blocking required in concealed spaces of combustible constructions Rated for 1 hour regardless of occupancy Materials used by Construction Type

32 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction Smoke separation of occupied spaces SMOKE BARRIER (Section 709) Either vertical or horizontal A 1 hour fire-resistance-rated membrane, designed to restrict the movement of smoke. SMOKE PARTITION (Section 710) A vertical membrane designed to restrict the movement of smoke. Not necessarily required to be fire-resistance rated

33 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction SMOKE BARRIER (Section 709) SMOKE BARRIER, WALL SECTION Create smoke compartments as horizontal areas of refuge in special use buildings covered in Chapter 4 I-2 hospitals, nursing homes I-3 - prisons, jails, detention centers Underground buildings building spaces for human occupancy more than 30 ft below lowest level of exit discharge

34 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction SMOKE PARTITION (Section 709) No fire rating required because occupancy is required to be protected by auto sprinklers For use in corridors in special in I-2 Occupancies For use in constructing smokeproof elevator lobbies in high-rise construction

35 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction Separation of concealed spaces (Section 717) EXAMPLES OF FIRESTOPPING FIRESTOPPING A fire-resistance-rated assembly of materials installed to resist the free passage of flame or hot gases generally applied to penetrations of fireresistance rated construction (Section 712) FIREBLOCKING An assembly of materials installed to resist the free passage of flame or hot gases. Not necessarily required to be fireresistance rated DRAFT STOP An assembly of materials installed to resist the free passage of air in concealed spaces. Not required to be fire-resistance rated Horizontal Only Relies on the insular capacity of large open spaces to retard smoke and gas travel

36 Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance Rated Construction Separation of concealed spaces (Section 717): DRAFTSTOPPING DRAFTSTOPPING, EXAMPLE A DRAFTSTOPPING, EXAMPLE B

37 Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

38 Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems Sprinkler Systems Alternative Systems Standpipe Systems Fire Alarm Systems Carbon Monoxide Alarms Smoke Control Systems Post-Fire Smoke Purge Systems

39 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems As per the DOB s summary of the NYC s New Construction Code: This section is organized by Occupancy Group and establishes the conditions that require installation of an automatic sprinkler system, based upon occupant load, fire area and building area. For nearly all Occupancy Groups, this section is more restrictive than the current code and will require sprinkler systems in spaces and buildings where such systems are currently not required.

40 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems This section also the provides the requirements for locations that are exempt from the provisions of this section and are protected by alternative fire extinguishing systems. The current code does not provide an equivalent provision, although alternative systems have been approved for use in New York City in the past. This section codifes the practice. This section requires all residential occupancies to be equipped with an automatic sprinkler system, with exceptions for one- and two-family homes and townhouses. The current code requires sprinkler systems only in residential occupancies J-1 and J-2 and does not extend the requirement to all residential occupancies.

41 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems This section provides specific locations for quick-response automatic sprinklers in spaces and buildings that require automatic sprinkler system protection. The equivalent does not appear in the current code. This section requires high rise buildings to provide secondary on-site water supply equal to the hydraulically calculated sprinkler demand. The equivalent does not appear in the current code. All other provisions of this section are equivalent to the current code.

42 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Sprinkler systems Where required - Section 903 Based on: Building Use Group/size i.e. Use Group A-1, A-3 or A-4 exceeding 12,000 s.f. or O.L. = 300 or more or fire area on floor other than level of exit discharge Specific occupancies i.e. high-rise, atrium, underground structures To meet height/area for desired construction type per Chapter 5

43 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic Sprinklers Groups A-1 thru A-4 Group A 5 (accessory) Group E Group F 1 Group H Group I Group M Group R Group S

44 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic sprinkler system required for: Assembly Groups A-1, A-2, A-3 and A-4 occupancies, throughout the floor area where located, and in all floors between the Group A occupancy and the level of exit discharge where: Fire area > 12,000 sq. ft. (5,000 sq. ft. in A-2). Fire area has an occupant load of 300 or more. The aggregate occupant load of all fire areas by Group A, located on any given floor other than level of exit discharge, is 300 or more. Group A-1 fire area contains a multi-theater complex. Group A-2 occupancy used as a cabaret.

45 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic sprinkler system required in all enclosed areas of Assembly Group A-5 (outdoor assembly) structures including but not limited to: Concession concourse and stands Retail areas Press Boxes Other accessory areas in excess of 1,000 sq. ft.

46 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic sprinkler system required for Educational Group E (through 12 th grade) Throughout all Group E fire areas greater than 20,000 sq. ft. Throughout every portion of educational buildings below level of exit discharge

47 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic sprinkler system required throughout all buildings containing a Group F occupancy where any one of the following conditions exists: Group F-1 fire area exceeds 12,000 sq. ft.; Group F-1 fire area is located more than 3 stories above grade; or Combined area of all Group F-1 fire areas on all floors, including mezz., exceeds 24,000 sq. ft.; or Where required by Section 280 of NYS Labor Law.

48 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic sprinkler system required throughout any Group F-1 fire area where any one of the following conditions exists: The fire area exceeds 7,500 sq. ft. The fire area of any size is located more than 3 stories above grade.

49 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic sprinkler system required throughout buildings containing a Groups M occupancy where any one of the following conditions exists: Group M fire area exceeds 12,000 sq. ft. Combined area of all Group M fire areas on all floors, including mezz., exceeds 24,000 sq. ft.

50 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic sprinkler system required throughout any Group M occupancy fire area where any one of the following conditions exists: Fire area exceeds 7,500 sq. ft. Fire area of any size is located more than 3 stories above grade. Fire area of any size is located in a high-rise building. Fire area of any size contains an unenclosed stair or escalator connecting two or more floors.

51 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic sprinkler system required throughout all buildings containing a Group S-1 occupancy where any one of the following conditions exists: Group S-1 fire area exceeds 12,000 sq. ft. The building is greater than 1,000 sq. ft. in area, and the main use or dominant occupancy is Group S-1. The combined area of all S-1 fire areas on all floors, including mezz., exceeds 24,000 sq. ft.

52 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic sprinkler system required throughout any Group S-1 occupancy fire area where any one of the following conditions exists: The fire area exceeds 500 sq. ft. The fire area of any size is located more than 3 stories above grade.

53 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic sprinkler system required throughout buildings greater than 5,000 sq. ft. in area where the main use or dominant occupancy is Group S-2, and throughout: Commercial parking garages greater than 5,000 sf. used for storage of commercial trucks or buses. Group S-2 occupancy fire area greater than 5,000 sq. ft. Enclosed parking garages and where an open or enclosed garage is located beneath other groups.

54 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Automatic sprinkler system required throughout all occupancies and buildings with a main use or dominant occupancy of: High-Hazard Group H occupancies Institutional Group I fire area Residential Group R fire area Exception: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses), provided such structures are not more than 3 stories above grade plane and have separate means of egress.

55 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Buildings Over 55 Feet in Height Automatic sprinkler system required throughout buildings with a floor level having an occupant load of 30 or more that is located 55 feet or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access.

56 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Additional Required Suppression Systems Covered malls Special amusement buildings High-rise buildings Group H-2 Atriums Flammable Finishes Underground buildings Unlimited area buildings Group I-2 NFPA 13 as modified for NYC Stages

57 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Sprinkler systems designed, installed and maintained in accordance with: NFPA , as modified for NYC NFPA 13R 2002, as modified for NYC NFPA 13D 2002, as modified for NYC Testing and maintenance per NYC Fire Code

58 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Where automatic sprinkler systems are required, Quickresponse and residential sprinklers are required to be installed in the following areas: Throughout all spaces within a smoke compartment containing patient dwelling units in Group I-2. Dwelling units in Group R and I-1 occupancies. Light hazard occupancies as defined by NFPA 13.

59 Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems SECTION Secondary Water Supply A secondary on-site water supply equal to the hydraulically calculated sprinkler demand, including the hose stream requirement, shall be provided for high-rise buildings in Seismic Design Category C or D as determined by this code, and in any high-rise building greater than 300 feet in height. The secondary water supply shall have a duration not less than 30 minutes as determined by the occupancy hazard classification in accordance with NFPA 13.

60 Section 904 Alternative Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems Automatic fire-extinguishing systems, other than automatic sprinkler systems, shall be designed, installed, inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the provisions of the New York City Fire Code and the applicable reference standards. Except: Commercial cooking systems are required to be protected by carbon dioxide extinguishing systems or wetchemical extinguishing systems

61 Section 904 Alternative Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems Standards as per the NYC Fire Code: Dry-chemical NFPA 17 Wet-chemical NFPA 17A Foam systems NFPA 11 and NFPA 16 Carbon dioxide NFPA 12 Halon systems NFPA 12A Clean-agent NFPA 2001 Water-mist NFPA 750

62 Section 905 Standpipe Systems This section provides the conditions under which standpipe systems are required for buildings and the locations for hose connections. This section permits combined standpipe systems for all installations. The current code only permits such systems for certain buildings. This is an improvement that resolves a peculiarity of the current code. Standpipe systems shall be installed in accordance with this section and NFPA 14 as modified in Appendix Q. Standpipe systems are permitted to be combined with automatic sprinkler systems.

63 Section 905 Standpipe Systems Applicability. Standpipe systems shall be installed throughout the following buildings: - Buildings 2 stories or more in height with floor area of 10,000 sq. ft. or greater on any story; - Buildings 3 stories or more in height with floor area of 7,500 sq. ft. or greater on any story; - Buildings of any area with a floor level having an occupant load of 30 or more that is located 55 feet or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. - Buildings of any area, constructed in accordance with Section 403 (High Rise), with occupied floors located 75 feet or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access.

64 Section 905 Standpipe Systems Applicability. Standpipe systems shall be installed throughout the following buildings: - Nonsprinklered Group A buildings having an occupant load exceeding 1,000 persons. - Covered mall buildings - Stages - Underground buildings - Helistops and heliports

65 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems General. This section covers the application, installation, performance and maintenance of fire alarm systems and their components. Systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 72 as modified in Appendix Q and the New York City Electrical Code.

66 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems As per the DOB s summary of the NYC s New Construction Code: This section is organized by Occupancy Group and establishes the conditions that require installation of fire alarm systems, based upon occupant load, fire area and building area. For nearly all Occupancy Groups, this section is more restrictive than the current code and will require fire alarm systems in spaces and buildings where such systems are currently not required.

67 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems New Code requires mechanical and electrical equipment rooms of any size to be equipped with smoke detectors connected to a fire alarm system vs. current (only if the room is greater than 75 sq. ft.) New Code requires smoke detectors to be installed in elevator lobbies.

68 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Construction Documents shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following: 1. A floor plan that indicates the use of all rooms. 2. Locations of alarm-initiating and notification appliances. 3. Alarm control and trouble signaling equipment. 4. Annunciation. 5, Power connection. 6. Fire alarm riser diagram and all fire alarm devices indicated on the floor plans. Quantities of devices on the floor plans shall match the quantities indicated on the riser diagram.

69 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Construction Documents shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following: (continued) 7. Copies of any variances granted by the department or the Fire Department. 8. Legend of all fire alarm symbols and abbreviations. 9. Design criteria for fire alarm audibility in various occupancies indicated on plans. 10. Fire alarm sequence of operation for the fire alarm control panel and the central station transmitter. 11. The interface of fire safety control functions.

70 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Where required: Section Fire alarm & detection Based on: Building use group/size i.e. Alarm in Use Group B with O.L. > 500 Specific occupancies i.e. high-rise, smoke control systems, underground structures

71 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Fire Detection and Alarm Group A Group B Group E Group F Group H Group I Group M Group R 1 and R 2 71

72 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Fire Detection and Alarm High rise buildings Buildings with an atrium Covered mall buildings Underground buildings Special amusement buildings Others

73 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Where required. An approved manual, automatic or manual and automatic fire alarm system shall be provided in accordance with Sections through Where automatic sprinkler protection is provided and connected to the building fire alarm system, automatic heat detection required by this section shall not be require. An approved automatic fire detection system shall be installed in accordance with the provisions of this code, the New York City Mechanical Code, and NFPA 72

74 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems (continued) In all occupancies where an automatic fire alarm system is required by this section, selective coverage smoke detectors shall be located as follows, unless partial or total coverage automatic detection is specified: 1. In each mechanical equipment, electrical, transformer, telephone equipment or similar room, in elevator machine rooms, and in elevator lobbies. 2. In air distribution systems in accordance with Section 606 of the New York City Mechanical Code.

75 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems A manual and automatic fire alarm system shall be installed in: Group A with occupant load of 300 or more Group B and M with an occupant load of 500 or more persons, or more than 100 persons above or below lowest level of exit discharge Group E occupancies Group F occupancies that are 2 or more stories in height and have an occupant load of [500] 100 or more, or when 25 persons or more are above or below lowest level of exit discharge

76 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems A manual and automatic fire alarm system shall be installed in: High-Hazard Group H Institutional Group I Mercantile Group M Residential Group R

77 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Smoke detectors within dwelling units in R-1 occupancies Smoke detectors and audible notification appliances shall be installed in dwelling units and shall be annunciated by dwelling unit at a constantly attended location from which the fire alarm system is capable of being manually activated. Smoke detectors are required in the following areas: 1. In sleeping areas. 2. In every room in the path of means of egress from the sleeping area to the door leading from the dwelling unit. 3. In each story within a dwelling unit, including below-grade stories.

78 Group R-2 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems An automatic fire alarm system without alarm notification in Group R-2 occupancies, other than student apartments. Actuation of smoke detectors shall not initiate a signal to alarm notification appliances. The activation of any detector shall initiate a signal at a central station or a constantly attended location. Smoke detectors located as follows: 1. Mechanical equipment, electrical, transformer, telephone equipment or similar room greater than 75 sq. ft. 2. In air distribution systems per NYC Mechanical Code. 3. In elevator machine rooms and in elevator lobbies.

79 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Group R-2 student apartments Where the main use of dominant occupancy of a building is classified as R-2 student apartment, fire alarm system shall be installed in accordance with the requirements for R-1 occupancies. Where the main use or dominant occupancy of a building is not classified as R-2 student apartments and the building is occupied partially by Group R-2 student apartments: Manual fire alarm system installed throughout all public corridors serving student apartments and student related uses including recreation rooms, lounges, dining rooms, laundry rooms and storage rooms.

80 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Single- and Multiple-Station Smoke Alarms Required in Groups R-2, R-3 and I-1 located as follows: 1.On the ceiling or wall outside of each room used for sleeping purposes within 15 feet from the door to room. 2.In each room used for sleeping purposes. 3.In each story within a dwelling unit, including below-grade stories and penthouses of any area. Where more than one smoke alarm or detector is required to be installed within an individual dwelling unit, the smoke alarms or detectors shall be interconnected in such a manner that activation of one alarm activates all alarms.

81 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems An emergency voice/alarm communications system required in: Group A occupancies with an occupant load of 1,000 or more Special amusement buildings High-rise buildings Atriums Covered mall buildings

82 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Emergency voice/alarm communications system Operation of initiating devices shall automatically sound an alarm tone followed by live voice instructions giving approved information and directions on a general or selective basis to the following areas on a minimum of the alarming floor, floor above and floor below: 1.Elevator lobbies. 2.Corridors. 3.Rooms and tenant spaces exceeding 1,000 sq. ft. 4.Dwelling units in R-1 occupancies. 5.Areas of rescue assistance.

83 Section 907 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems Emergency voice/alarm communications system Exceptions: 1. Group I-1 and I-2 occupancies. 2. Group R-2 occupancies 125 feet or less in height. 3. Group R-2 occupancies greater than 125 feet.

84 Section 908 Emergency Alarm Systems This section provides the requirements for: Emergency alarms to detect and notify of emergency conditions in Group H occupancies. Emergency alarms in a Hazardous Production Material facility. Gas detection systems in spaces storing or using highly toxic and toxic gases. Gas detection systems in ozone gas-generator rooms.

85 Section 908 Emergency Alarm Systems (continued): Flammable-gas detection systems in repair garages. Refrigerant detector with an audible and visual alarm in machinery rooms. Incorporates the location and installation requirements for carbon monoxide alarms to an equivalent extent as the current code as amended by Local Law #7/2004.

86 Section 909 Smoke Control Systems Elevator Shaft T smoke layer= 71 F (22 C ). S m o ke Prod uctio n R ate V = 2 61,5 00 cfm (1 24,430 L /s) Atrium buildings Covered malls Stages Underground buildings Smokeproof enclosures T = 68 F (20 C ) a m b ient Z l = 9.66 ft (2.94 m ) D esign F ire 2 2,00 0 B tu/sec (2,108 kw )

87 Section Smokeproof Enclosures Smokeproof enclosures in highrise buildings consisting of an enclosed interior exit stairways, each provided with one of the following: An open exterior balcony A naturally ventilated vestibule (2 hr rated) A mechanically ventilated vestibule (2 hr rated) Pressurization within the stairway

88 Section 912 Post-fire Smoke Purge Systems Required in: High-rise buildings subject to Section 403 Buildings with any story exceeding 50,000 sq. ft. Buildings with spaces exceeding 100 feet from natural ventilation openings. High piled stock or rack storage in accordance with the NYC Fire Code.

89 Section 912 Post-fire Smoke Purge Systems As per the DOB s summary of the NYC s New Construction Code: This section provides the requirements for the design and installation of post-fire smoke purge systems intended for the timely restoration of operations and overhaul activities once a fire has been extinguished. This section is equivalent to the current code, with the exception that R-2 occupancies are not required to provide a smoke purge system if the building is provided with smokeproof enclosures.

90 Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, and Fire Alarm Systems Q101 Scope. This appendix provides the modifications to the nationally recognized standards NFPA 13, NFPA 13D, NFPA 13R, NFPA 14 and NFPA 72, governing the installation and maintenance requirements of automatic sprinkler, standpipe and hose systems, and fire alarm systems.

91 Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, and Fire Alarm Systems Q102. Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Provides the NYC modifications of the nationally recognized standard NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2002 edition. The current code references ANSI/NFiPA No , Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Though the majority of the modifications are equivalent in scope, the referenced standard in this section is up-to-date and more relevant to current technologies and practices

92 Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, and Fire Alarm Systems Q102. Installation of Sprinkler Systems. The requirements for sprinklers in commercial cooking applications are deleted in their entirety from NFPA 13 since the proposed code does not permit the use of water sprinkler systems in such applications. The current code permits such system in the modifications of ANSI/NFiPA No. 13.

93 Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, and Fire Alarm Systems Q102. Installation of Sprinkler Systems. The current code modifications to ANSI/NFiPA No. 13 require approval by the Department of specified devices and systems. The modifications to NFPA 13 by the proposed code do not require Department approval and wholly accept devices and systems listed for their use by nationally recognized testing entities.

94 Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, and Fire Alarm Systems Q103. Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two- Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes Provides the NYC modifications of the nationally recognized standard NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2002 edition. The current code references ANSI/NFiPA No , Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. Though the majority of the modifications are equivalent in scope, the referenced standard in this section is up-to-date and more relevant to current technologies and practices.

95 Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, and Fire Alarm Systems Q104. Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Six Stories in Height Provides the NYC modifications of the nationally recognized standard NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height, 2002 edition. The current code references ANSI/NFiPA No. 13R 1994, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height. Though the majority of the modifications are equivalent in scope, the referenced standard in this section is up-to-date and more relevant to current technologies and practices.

96 Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, and Fire Alarm Systems Q105. Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems Provides the NYC modifications of the nationally recognized standard NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2003 edition. The current code does not modify a nationally recognized standard, and instead provides requirements in Subchapter 17 of the Building Code and the Reference Standards. Furthermore, systems and devices that are listed in accordance with this standard are permitted as-of-right and do not require Department approval as per the current code.

97 Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, and Fire Alarm Systems Q105. Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems The modifications of NFPA 14 are equivalent to the current code in most applications. However, the modifications provided by this section differ from the current code for those regulations that apply to very tall buildings. -Manual Fire Pumps no longer required -Redundant automatic and gravity-fed water supplies required -Design requirements exceed the requirements of the current codes through the requirement for much larger tank sizes for onsite storage of water for fire-fighting purposes, through the requirement for a dedicated high pressure siamese riser, and through a zoned system that improves fire fighting capabilities.

98 Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, and Fire Alarm Systems Q106. Installation and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems Provides the NYC modifications of the nationally recognized standard NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, 2002 edition. The current code references ANSI/NFiPA No , National Fire Alarm Code. Though the majority of the modifications are equivalent in scope, the referenced standard in this section is up-to-date and more relevant to current technologies and practices. Furthermore, systems and devices that are listed in accordance with this standard are permitted as-of-right and do not require Department approval as per the current code.

99 International Fire Code Intent. The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practice for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion, or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations. Proposed New York City Fire Code Intent. The purpose of this code is to establish reasonable minimum requirements and standards for life safety and property protection, to accomplish the purposes set forth in Section

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