§ 15-16-030

Special requirements

Automatic sprinkler systems shall be provided in the following buildings and areas:

a.

Shops and Storerooms. All rooms and spaces used as paint shops, wastepaper baling or storage, and other storage uses having a similar degree of combustibility, except in the following cases:

1. When such room or space is located in a single-family or two-family dwelling,

2. When such room or space does not exceed 1,000 square feet in area and is located in a one- story building;

b.

Basements. Basement space used for storage of combustible material, except rooms or spaces having an area not exceeding 2,500 square feet and enclosed with partitions providing fire resistance of not less than two hours;

c.

Stage Blocks. Every part of Type I stage block, including locations below each fly gallery, beneath the stage ceiling or roof, and above the proscenium opening and including also all workshops, storage rooms, property rooms and dressing rooms;

d.

Garages.

1. Any basement garage space having a capacity of more than three vehicles unless such garage is open to the atmosphere to a height of not less than 18 inches around 50 percent or more of its perimeter,

2. Garages having a storage capacity of 20 or more vehicles and located in buildings in which stories above such garage are designed or used for other occupancies,

3. All garages exceeding four stories in height,

4. Garages in buildings of institutional use;

e.

Basement spaces in any department store and all floors of department stores two stories or more in height;

f.

All buildings of Types II, IIIA and IIIB construction having unlimited areas as provided in Table

13-48-070" destination-id="JD_Table13-48-070">13-48-070 except buildings of low-hazard industrial or low-hazard storage occupancies;

g.

On or before January 1, 1956, in every existing or preordinance building used in whole or part as a men’s cubicle hotel which does not comply with Section

13-64-020" destination-id="JD_13-64-020">13-64-020(a) of this Code;

h.

On or before December 31, 1963 in every existing, preordinance building and buildings hereafter erected, two stories or more in height, used in whole or in part, as Type I school, or used in whole as Type II school, and hospitals, infirmaries, nurseries, orphanages, sheltered-care homes, sanitoria and homes for the aged, as defined in Section

13-56-050" destination-id="JD_13-56-050">13-56-050 of this Code as Class B institutional units, and each of construction Type IIIA, IIIB, IIIC, IVA, IVB. Such installation shall include basement areas;

i.

In every building hereafter erected and used primarily as an exhibition area or in that portion of any building hereafter erected and used as an exhibition area;

j.

On or before December 31, 1970 in every existing building used primarily as an exhibition area or in that portion of any building used as an exhibition area;

k.

All buildings three stories or more in height, occupied as an open plan school. A story located below grade level shall be counted if used for other than building service purposes;

l.

On or before February 1, 1977 in every existing or preordinance building and buildings hereafter erected, used in whole or in part as a nursing home, as defined in Section

13-4-010" destination-id="JD_13-4-010">13-4-010.  Such automatic sprinkler system shall be supervised;

m.

All intermediate care facilities for developmentally disabled – 15 or less persons;

n.

In every new and existing telephone exchange.

(Prior code § 64-3; Amend Coun. J. 12-21-84, p. 12140; Amend Coun. J. 11-2-94, p. 58476; Amend Coun. J. 5-9-12, p. 27485, § 183)

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