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File #: 34448    Version: 1 Name: Automatic fire sprinklers
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
File created: 6/10/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 6/17/2014 Final action: 7/1/2014
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Creating Section 34.903(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to require existing buildings to have automatic fire sprinklers installed by January 1, 2025.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Maurice S. Cheeks, Lauren Cnare, Scott J. Resnick, Paul E. Skidmore, Lisa Subeck
Fiscal Note
No significant fiscal impact is anticipated.
Title
Creating Section 34.903(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to require existing buildings to have automatic fire sprinklers installed by January 1, 2025.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance places requirements for automatic sprinklers in existing buildings, and provides for a staggered compliance schedule over fourteen years. The intent is to create the safest possible environment for residents, patrons and workers in buildings covered by this ordinance.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
Subsection (4) entitled “Existing Buildings” of Section 34.903 entitled “Automatic Sprinkler Systems” of the Madison General Ordinances is created to read as follows:
“(4) Existing Buildings.
The following requirements are adopted in accordance with Wis. Stat. § 101.02(7r)(f) (2014):
(a) The following buildings and occupancies existing prior to the effective date of this section, which do not have compliant automatic fire sprinklers installed, shall install fire sprinklers in accordance with the installation schedule provided in sub. (d)
1. Buildings more than fifty-five (55) feet in height, in accordance with 2009 International Building Code (IBC) § 903.2.11.3
2. Group A-2 buildings and occupancies in accordance with IBC § 903.2.1.2. Occupant load is to be determined in accordance with IBC § 1004.1. For areas without fixed seating, the occupant load shall be exclusively determined by the calculation specified in IBC § 1004.1.1 without exception.
3. Group R-2 buildings and occupancies in accordance with IBC § 903.2.8 containing more than thirty (30) dwelling units, except buildings that are two (2) stories or fewer in height and, as of the enactment date of this subsection, have a balcony with a minimum area of fourteen (14) feet attached to each dwelling unit.
4. All buildings f...

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