SPRINKLERS IN HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS
The City of Clayton adopted the 2015 International Code on January 1, 2016 including Appendix "M".
Building owners shall file a compliance schedule with the fire code official not later than 365 days after the first effective date of this code. The residential compliance schedule shall not exceed 12 years for an automatic sprinkler system retrofit. There are 12 properties affected by the adoption of the new code.
FIRE SERVICE RESPONSE
IAFC Position: Fire Sprinkler Retrofit of Existing High-Rise Buildings
I Chiefs Sprinkler Retrofit High-Rise Buildings
TaxReform 2018 Fire Sprinklers
High-Rise fire required over 75 firefighters to control
Firefighter Nation: December, 2016-Riverside, California
John Hancock Fire-November, 2015-Chicago, IL
HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS LIFE SAFETY EVALUATIONS
The City of Chicago implemented an ordinance requiring all high-rise buildings to have a Life Safety Evaluation (LSE) to ensure a minimum level of life safety existed. Buildings were exempt from the LSE if you elected to retrofit your building with a sprinkler system within the next 12 years. Commercial and residential transient (hotel) use groups were not eligible for the LSE and subject to sprinkler retrofit.
City of Chicago-Life Safety Evaluation