Office Building Sprinkler Deadline Approaching

Posted on May, 9 2019

Local Law 26 of 2004 enacted numerous new safety provisions most of which focused on high-rise office buildings. Many of the new requirements are retroactive; given the nature of these retroactive requirements each was given a different compliance date.

We are now fast approaching the compliance deadline for full sprinkler coverage in certain office buildings. Any office building, or 1968 BC Group E (Business) building, 100 feet or more in height must be fully sprinklered by July 1, 2019. Any existing building converted to office or 1968 BC Group E that is 100 feet or more in height must also be fully sprinklered.

Such subject buildings must have their sprinkler system inspected, signed off, and a final report submitted to the DOB by July 1, 2019.

The DOB has published a list of Frequently Asked Questions which may be viewed here.

The full text of Local Law 246 of 2004 may be found here.