Local law 26 was signed by NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg in 2004. The law requires all office buildings taller than 100 feet to install fire suppression sprinklers by 2019.
Fox 5 news interviewed Michael Tobias, Principle, New York Engineers on ‚ÄúFire suppression sprinkler deadline‚ÄĚ and how office buildings can effectively implement these systems with the help of MEP engineering design service provider.
"9/11 was really the trigger to say let's get all of these somewhat dangerous buildings, let's make them a lot safer," says Michael Tobias, Principal of New York Engineers. "Hopefully all these building owners are already working towards it otherwise they will be liable for fines," he adds.
More about a Local Law 26 can be read on the New York Engineers website.(http://www.ny-engineers.com/blog/how-disruptive-is-local-law-26)
Michael also discussed cost and time associated with the implementation of fire sprinkler system and how an approaching deadline can see the surge in sprinkler contractors pricing and materials pricing.
There are two cases when NYC buildings may be exempt from local law 26 are If sprinkler installation is considered unfeasible without altering the building dramatically and if the structural changes in the building make sprinkler installation impractical.
The spokesperson of DOB mentioned in the same interview about the extra time privilege owners can get to implement fire sprinklers by obtaining DOB permits and presenting reasonable plan to get the work done.
The original story on this can be read here: http://www.fox5ny.com/news/fire-suppression-sprinkler-deadline
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