The New York State Code Council is considering lifting the statewide requirement for fire suppression systems in gas stations. Hung overhead, the systems have heat detectors that respond to any sudden rise in temperature by releasing a spray of fire-retardant chemicals. Fire officials credit these systems for saving lives – whether the fire is fully… Read more »
Following a fire that destroyed a 408-unit AvalonBay apartment unit in Edgewater, NJ, officials are calling for a review of the state fire code. Said Mercer County Executive, Brian Hughes: “the Edgewater building burned so quickly and horrifically, despite apparently meeting all current code requirements.” The apartment building had a lightweight, wooden construction which allowed… Read more »
Roads in NYC have reopened and the Staten Island Ferry Service has resumed as of 7:30 this morning. New Jersey has lifted its travel ban in all 21 counties, deeming the roads “still dangerous” but “passable.” Regional rail service has resumed, though some tracks remain covered in snow. The storm fell short of its predicted… Read more »
Florida has adopted the 2009 International Fire Code. You can visit the Florida state Fire Marshal here.
Washington has adopted the 2012 International Fire Code. You can view more information about the Washington State Fire code at the Office of the State Fire Marshal here.
Rumor has is that Google is preparing to launch as a wireless carrier. Under the code name “Nova,” Google has been working with Sprint and T-Mobile for wholesale access to their established mobile voice and data networks. Consumers will then be able to buy their service directly from Google, adding “Mobile Virtual Network Operator” to… Read more »
Following a deadly fire at the Wedgwood senior living apartments in San Antonion, City leaders announced they will be scrutinizing an existing exemption for fire sprinkler systems in older buildings. Though the city adopted a new code requiring sprinkler systems in new buildings, Wedgwood and other buildings were grandfathered in and therefore exempt. The City… Read more »
As the ICC enters its new code development cycle, tomorrow marks the deadline for proposed changes to the Group A I-Codes. All proposals must be submitted through cdpACCESS at cdpACCESS.com by midnight Pacific, January 12.
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The final deadline has passed for city building owners to bring older high-rises up to code. Nine years after the original ordinance passed, officials are now taking offenders to court, with fines of $1,000 – $2,500 per day of non-compliance. You can view the original story here.