How to meet the Compliance Deadline for Sprinkler Systems under Local Law 26

In June of 2004. New York Construction Code of 1968. It has been changed with the signing of local law 26 of 2004. The new law retroactively requires high-level office buildings with a height of 100 feet or more, which does not They are equipped with sprinklers in accordance with local ordinances 5 of the law in 1973 to equip themselves with an automatic sprinkler system before July 1, 2019. The new law also requires the submission of periodic compliance reports indicating the degree in which the building was equipped with sprinklers. The annual and 7-year reports were issued in 2005 and 2011, respectively, and the 14-year report must be submitted before July 1, 2018.

Prior to the entry into force of the 2004 Local 26 Act, as mentioned above, the New York Building Code of 1968 was amended twice in terms of sprinkler requirements – once in the year 1973. With local regulations 5 and later in 1984. With local recipes 16.

Local law 5 of 1973. This requires existing high-rise buildings with a height of 100 feet or more, or to be equipped with a sprinkler system, or provide a compartmentalization pressure on the stairs. for more visit MEP Engineering.

The compartmentalization included the segregation of the floor surfaces without sprinklers in spaces with shooting distances classified according to the area of ​​the floor. Larger areas were needed to provide refuge areas: a refractory and transparent area adjacent to at least one exit step and / or alarm system.

Buildings that were selected as fully equipped with sprinklers in accordance with local law 5 of 1973. They did not have to comply with the compartmentalization requirements.

Local law 16 of 1984. Requires the protection of all new office buildings 75 feet tall or larger using an automatic sprinkler system. It is also retroactive sprinklers for existing buildings.

How to submit a 14 year compliance report and an extension request

On December 29, 2017. Department of Buildings (DOB) issued a buildings bulletin in order to explain the process of presenting the compliance report for 14 years. The bulletin also shows the process of handling applications for an extension where there were excessive difficulties in connection with the July 1, 2019 term. In Full building facilities with an automatic sprinkler system, as well as annoyance requests for the designated Interior by reference point in New York, when structural conditions are present, it is impossible to equip buildings with an automatic sprinkler system. Local Law 26 of 2004 Extension_Memo_Figure1.jpg

The buildings 2017-007 Bulletin contains the scheme requirements for spray applications (Figure 1), depending on the type and age of the building, which indicate the codes that have been designed or needed to comply.

14-year-old report, and renewal application will be submitted on the same application form (Annex A: Local law 26/04 of 14 years report / end of the irrigation and extension request). To be eligible for renewal, the three periodic reports of compliance must be submitted within the relevant deadlines.

The request for an extension of 14 years must demonstrate an excessive burden in terms of maintaining the term July 1, 2019 in. And must include all the required approval of the plans and permits issued for the necessary work spray in order to put the building in full compliance with retroactivity requirements.