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    United States Fire Sprinklers Market Expected to Grow with a CAGR of 9% During the Forecast Period, 2020-2025 – – Yahoo Finance - January 18, 2020 by admin

    The "United States Fire Sprinklers Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025" report has been added to's offering.

    The publisher expects the market to reach a value of US$ 7.2 Billion by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of about 9% during 2020-2025.

    The US fire sprinklers market is currently exhibiting strong growth and reached a value of US$ 4.3 Billion in 2019. A fire sprinkler refers to a type of fire protection system consisting of sprinkler heads installed in ceilings or side walls connected to an active water supply through piping and fittings. Fire sprinklers are triggered by the rise in temperature. When a blaze ignites, the air directly above it heats rapidly and this hot air rises and spreads along with the ceiling. When the air is hot enough and reaches a sprinkler head, it triggers a chain reaction. It is considered to be one of the safest methods for suppressing the fire at an early stage, thus, preventing it to grow any further. On account of this, it is widely being utilized across the United States including different commercial buildings as well as residential buildings.

    With technological advancements and product innovations, the market for fire sprinkler has gained strong traction in the United States. Moreover, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has mandated the installation of fire protection in new commercial construction projects under the new regulatory code. As a result, the growing rate of construction of commercial units including offices, retail shops, commercial centers, entertainment centers, hospitals and schools is catalysing the demand for fire sprinklers in the United States. The US government is also organizing various seminars and formulating regulations to facilitate the adoption of these systems.

    Key Questions Answered in This Report:

    Key Topics Covered:

    1 Preface

    2 Scope and Methodology

    2.1 Objectives of the Study

    2.2 Stakeholders

    2.3 Data Sources

    2.3.1 Primary Sources

    2.3.2 Secondary Sources

    2.4 Market Estimation

    2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach

    2.4.2 Top-Down Approach

    2.5 Forecasting Methodology

    3 Executive Summary

    4 Introduction

    4.1 Overview

    4.2 Key Industry Trends

    5 United States Fire Sprinklers Market

    5.1 Market Overview

    5.2 Market Performance

    5.3 Market Forecast

    6 US Fire Sprinklers Market Breakup by Component

    6.1 Fire Sprinklers Structures

    6.1.1 Pipe Market Trends Market Forecast

    6.1.2 Valves & Fittings

    6.1.3 Sprinklers Head

    6.1.4 Others

    6.2 Fire Response System

    6.2.1 Fire Alarm Devices

    6.2.2 Lightening

    6.2.3 Voice/Public Alert

    6.2.4 Secure Communication

    6.3 Fire Detector and Control Panels

    6.4 Fire Suppression Reagent

    6.4.1 Water

    6.4.2 Foam

    6.4.3 Gas

    6.4.4 Chemical

    7 US Fire Sprinklers Market Breakup by Fire Sprinkler Type

    7.1 Wet Sprinkler System

    7.1.1 Market Trends

    7.1.2 Market Forecast

    7.2 Dry Sprinkler System

    7.3 Pre-action Sprinkler System

    7.4 Deluge System

    7.5 Others

    8 Market Breakup by Service

    8.1. Installation/Design

    8.1.1 Market Trends

    8.1.2 Market Forecast

    8.2. Maintenance & Managed

    8.3. Engineering & Fabrication

    8.4. Others

    9 Market Breakup by Application Sector

    9.1 Commercial

    9.1.1 Market Trends

    9.1.2 Market Forecast

    9.2 Industrial

    9.2.1 Manufacturing

    9.2.2 Oil & Gas

    9.2.3 Energy & Power

    9.2.4 Healthcare

    9.2.5 Transportation & Logistics

    9.2.6 Mining

    9.2.7 Others

    9.3 Residential

    10 Market Breakup by Region

    10.1 West US

    10.1.1 Market Trends

    10.1.2 Market Forecast

    10.2 Southeast US

    10.3 Northeast US

    10.4 Midwest US

    10.5 Southwest US

    11 SWOT Analysis

    11.1 Overview

    11.2 Strengths

    11.3 Weakness

    11.4 Opportunities

    11.5 Threats

    12 Value Chain Analysis

    12.1 Overview

    12.2 Raw Material Procurement

    12.3 Design

    12.4 Manufacturing

    12.5 Fabrication and Installation

    12.6 End-Users

    13 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    13.1 Overview

    13.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

    13.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

    13.4 Degree of Rivalry

    13.5 Threat of New Entrants

    13.6 Threat of Substitutes

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    Saugerties Town Board names officials and sets salaries at reorganizational meeting – Hudson Valley One - January 18, 2020 by admin

    Saugerties new town board which only has one additional new member but a slew of fresh initiatives cleaned up shop at their January 8 reorganizational meeting at the Frank Greco Senior Center, designating citizens for town committees, establishing pay raises and divvying up town board liaison positions.

    The town board approved their own pay rates at $11,500, and the town supervisors pay rate of $39,500. As he did last year, Supervisor Fred Costello Jr. chose Councilmember Leeanne Thornton as his deputy supervisor.

    Among approved pay rates were Saugerties Police Chief Joe Sinagras annual $105,592.03 (in 2017, Sinagra received a 16 percent pay raise from slightly over $86,000 to $100,000 per year); $84,460.89 for police Captain Steve Filak; $63,008 for head of HUD department Alice Mumper; $78,925 for Town Assessor Frank Orlando; $58,281.60 for Water Superintendent Mark Resso; $74,992.57 for Parks and Rec Department head Greg Chorvas; and $71,228 for building inspector Alvah Weeks.

    The only contested agenda item, which was only voted against by Costello, was the salary of assistant building inspector Kevin Brown, which was raised to $30 per hour from $27.70.

    Kevin had to cover for Alvah Weeks who was out on disability for a time, so he was bearing the burden of running the building department on his own, said Costello before he voted against the pay raise. He was also an integral part of the ice arena roofing project and was an integral part in the hearing involving the dumping situation in Saugerties as well as other [code enforcement court issues].

    When asked about his vote, Costello said he wish[ed he] could give everyone a pay raise, but that there was definitely merit to the assertion that Brown had earned a higher hourly rate.

    All part-time clerical workers received a 50 cent increase in their hourly rate; full-time clerical employees received an additional $2.50.

    Notably, new county Legislator Al Bruno kept his commitments to nearly all of the boards that he held positions on he will serve again this year as the chair of the Board of Assessment Review and on the Saugerties Transportation Advisory Council. He did step down from his position as an alternate for the county planning board, citing a conflict of interest between that position and his new position as a legislator.

    Honestly, I felt honored to be in that chair, I really did, said Bruno of his first legislature meeting, which took place on the same night as the towns reorganizational meeting. I take it really seriously, and from watching from the gallery from the past year to actually being in the seat and bring called on to take a vote. It was exciting in one part and sobering in another. I know the responsibility and job in front of me is pretty serious.

    More officials

    George Redder and John Greco were appointed as the official attorneys serving the town. Audrey Klinkenberg will serve again as the town historian. Gary Newkirk was appointed town accountant and Brinnier & Larios the official engineers for the town. Lisa Stanley was reappointed as town clerk and Leslie Duffy was appointed deputy town clerk.

    The Saugerties Times was named official town newspaper for the 12th year in a row; the Daily Freeman was also designated as an official town newspaper. M&T Bank was named the official town bank.

    Sam Dedericks resignation from the Zoning Board of Appeals was accepted at the meeting; she will remain a member of the Comprehensive Planning Committee. Timothy Scott Jr., who was previously an alternate for the board, was appointed to fill Dedericks position.

    Shes been as dedicated now as the day she started, said Costello. She brings a very good perspective to it and really makes that well-known and does and very good job educating herself before she brings them to the town board.

    Councilman John Schoonmaker was appointed as liaison to a few new committees, including the Conservation Advisory Committee and the Climate Smart Task Force (both were previously overseen by ex-councilman Mike MacIsaac) and the Parks and Recreation Committee (previously overseen by Councilman Paul Andreassen). New Councilman Mike Ivino was designated as liaison for the transfer station, the assessors office and the Board of Assessment Review.

    Sprinkler system

    The board voted to solicit bids for a sprinkler system for the newly refurbished Kiwanis Ice Arena. Ivino, asking his first question as a town board member, asked Chorvas whether he knew that the sprinklers would need to be installed after the project was otherwise finished. Chorvas said yes, that he and the town were aware.

    Seems to me we piecemeal the project together to hide the real true cost of the entire project, said Ivino after the meeting. Not fair and not right to the taxpayer.

    The board determined the dates of its meetings for the rest of the calendar year: January 8 and 22; February 5 and 19; March 7 and 21; April 1 and 15; May 6 and 20; June 15; July 17; August 12; September 2 and 16; October 7 and 21; November 4 and 18; and December 16.

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    Bryan homeowner still unable to live in home more than one year after gas leak – KBTX - January 18, 2020 by admin

    BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A gas smell inside a Bryan home is now gone but the homeowner doesn't know if she'll ever be able to move back.

    The mystery first started in the fall of 2018 and then an evacuation on Dec. 19 that year.

    Last week we told you about a $1 million lawsuit filed against a nearby energy company. This week the homeowner's attorney met us for an update at the home and gave us a tour inside the house.

    A dream home has turned into a nightmare situation on Austin's Estates Drive.

    81-year-old Lenice Morgan hasn't been able to live here since she evacuated in December 2018 when flammable gas started coming in.

    "We've been able to rule out there are no natural gas lines coming to the house. There are no consumer lines coming to the house. None of the appliances run on natural gas and they never have. There are no septic tanks," said Jeremy Allen, who is Morgan's attorney.

    "There are no abandoned wells. We've been able to pretty much rule out every other possible source of natural gas other than the oil and gas production on the nearby property," Allen said.

    Last week, Allen filed a lawsuit against Hawkwood Energy Operating seeking more than $1 million in damages.

    They believe an an eight-inch gas line leaked, filling the ground underneath the home. Allen said the gas remained even after that line was shut-in. Now, they have monitoring wells around the property.

    "We can't say with any reasonable degree of certainty at the moment, how long that gas is going to be down there...There's no noticeable odor inside the home...Its been several months since samples have actually been drawn. The last time samples were drawn in the house we did get trace, trace elements but nothing that would be noticeable by smell," said Allen, who is also a grandson of the homeowner.

    He took KBTX inside the home which hasn't had electricity for more than a year.

    "You're starting to see the presence of mold in the house, there's some settling in the walls and the floor that results from no irrigation. You can't run the sprinkler system and so the soil around the house gets dry the vegetation is suffering," said Allen.

    Davis Watson, an attorney for the Hawkwood Energy, said they plan to respond to the suit within 20 days and continue to be responsive to the homeowner. Watson added there will be lots of scientific evidence for the case and experts that will work on studying it.

    Allen is ready for their day in court.

    "Just not knowing what her future holds, you know she worked her entire life with her late husband to be able to buy this house and being forced out if it has had quite an impact on her," said Allen.

    "We don't want to file a lawsuit. Thats kind of a last resort but we felt it was necessary at this point because were just not able to resolve it otherwise up to this point. You know weve spent a lot of time and money out here investigating," said Allen.

    An initial sample taken by the Conroe Fire Department found refined hydrocarbons in the gas. Things you would see in products like gasoline.

    But the homeowner's attorney said their results haven't exactly matched and point to natural gas as the substance.

    A trial date isn't expected anytime soon.

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    House of the Day: 5/3 College Park home asking $644500 – Bungalower - January 18, 2020 by admin

    Sponsored byFBC Mortgage, LLC:This six-bedroom, five-bath home in College Park comes with an office, a Florida room, and tons of upgrades.

    The 3,724 SF home is located at 1347 Quailey Street [GMap] and was built in 1953. The main living room is open to the dining room and the kitchen which open to the master and two bedrooms.

    The master bedroom features French doors that lead to the Florida room and a bathroom with a large, open closet, dual sinks, a garden tub, and a glass door shower.

    The aforementioned Florida room overlooks a lush, fenced-in yard with a new patio and plenty of room for a BBQ, pool, and a playset.

    Other features include new interior doors, new gutters, new sprinkler system, and the large oak tree in the front yard was just trimmed.

    The asking price is $644,500.

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    Stauffer-Flint Hall reopens next week with ribbon cutting to celebrate completion of renovation – KU Today - January 18, 2020 by admin

    LAWRENCE The University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications is kicking off the spring semester with ribbon-cutting ceremonies to celebrate the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation project of Stauffer-Flint Hall.

    The school closed the building in May 2019 to complete the nearly $5 million project. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the first day of spring classes, the school plans a ribbon-cutting ceremony for journalism school students, faculty and staff at 10:30 a.m. On Thursday, Jan. 23, the entire KU community is invited to a grand reopening ceremony. Starting at 3 p.m., Chancellor Douglas A. Girod will give remarks, and donors of the project will be recognized.

    The renovation project focused on creating a new plaza and front door and extensive remodeling of the first and third floors of Stauffer-Flint Hall. The first floor, which housed classrooms, a conference room and faculty offices, will be the new home for the University Daily Kansan, Media Crossroads and KUJH News. Those student media organizations had been located in the Dole Human Development Center and Anschutz Library.

    The renovated first floor also will include state-of-the-art media technology, a 39-foot ticker that will display news and events, and large screen monitors that will broadcast national, local and student media news programs. The main floor also will feature flex space designed for students to gather and study, including bar-level seating along the north wall facing Jayhawk Boulevard.

    The third floor of Stauffer-Flint, which held tightly configured faculty offices and a conference room, was renovated into an open-concept classroom space and an updated conference room.

    The renovation project also addressed some critical maintenance and safety needs for the building, which is more than 120 years old. The elevator and HVAC system were replaced, and a fire sprinkler system has been installed.

    The last major renovation of Stauffer-Flint Hall was in 1982, and it was time for an update, according to Dean Ann Brill.

    The remodel is a wonderful metaphor for journalistic training, Brill said. Throughout the building, you can see the pillars that held up these walls for more than a century, much like the traditional values we continue to teach. However, there is a new entrance that reflects the many changes in media that make them more accessible to all.

    The Kansas Board of Regents approved the creation of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Public Information in 1945, and in 1952 the school moved into the building, which was then named Fowler Shops. In 1955, it was renamed Flint Hall to honor Leon Daddy Flint, who served as chairman of the Department of Journalism from 1916 to 1941. In 1983, Flint Hall was renamed Stauffer-Flint Hall to honor Oscar S. Stauffer, founder of Stauffer Communications Inc. and longtime supporter of the school. Stauffer donated $1 million in 1979 for the buildings renovation and academic programs.

    The current renovation is funded by private dollars and university deferred-maintenance funds.

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    Five Stories Tall and Made of Wood – The New York Times - January 18, 2020 by admin

    The first project in the series, called Frame 283 and located at 283 Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill, is an industrial-style five-story building with 10 apartments, all with two bedrooms and either one or two bathrooms, and private outdoor space.

    Spruce boards, which are glued at perpendicular angles to make thick beams called cross-laminated timber, are clearly visible in columns, beams, walls and ceilings. And the veins, knots and whorls in the wood wont always be concealed behind Sheetrock or paint.

    But not every surface at Frame 283 is wood. Some walls are made of unfinished concrete, giving the building, which has open-air staircases, an almost work-in-progress look. Some pipes are exposed, too. Other building features include an 80-panel solar system, a shared roof deck and a bike room.

    While wood can be pricier than concrete, labor costs can be much less, developers say. In fact, because Frame 283s cross-laminated timber arrived in prefabricated sections, it took only about two weeks to put up its main structure, in what might traditionally be a six-week project, said Ms. Wilson, of Frame Home, who would not divulge the development cost. The land, city records show, cost $6 million in 2015.

    The building, which began marketing in the fall and expects to open this winter, is priced near the top of the market.

    Rents start at more than $4,000 a month, which is high for Clinton Hill, where market-rate two-bedrooms have averaged $3,300 a month, according to the brokerage Ideal Properties Group. But two-bedrooms in next-door Fort Greene average $4,100, the brokerage said.

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    In five high-rise buildings, the potentially unsafe cladding was not removed immediately by Grenfell’s instructions from the fire chiefs – magviral - January 18, 2020 by admin


    Following the Grenfell tragedy, a housing association did not remove the potentially unsafe cladding of five high-rise housing blocks for social housing in Trafford on the advice of the Greater Manchester fire chiefs.

    In November, the Trafford Housing Trust admitted that the replacement of the ACM cladding, which was classified as the main cause of the spread of fire during the Grenfell fire, was delayed.


    The cladding comprised around 15 percent of the five Trafford blocks.

    The panel replacement should be completed on all five blocks by February this year. In the case of three blocks, however, the problematic cladding was removed and completely replaced. However, work on the two remaining blocks should not be completed until this summer.

    The five skyscrapers in Stretford and Old Trafford are:

    Iain Wallace, head of property management at Trafford Housing Trust, said at a council meeting that the Greater Manchester fire chiefs asked them not to remove the cladding because the exposure of the polyethylene to the aluminum panels was classified as flammable and flammable became dangerous when it was covered up.

    Mr Wallace said the hope was to complete the work in 2018, shortly after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, but this advice had delayed the move process.

    He said: Immediately after (Grenfell), we brought in contractors to work with us to remove (the cladding) as soon as possible. We were hoping that this would be completed in 2018, but we received a notification from Greater Manchester Fire and emergency services, which did not require you to remove a panel until you found a suitable technical solution to replace it.

    Initially we thought we would strip the towers and essentially leave them open until an alternative is available. However, the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service advised us not to do this.

    He added that since then, further delays have been caused by difficulties in getting experts, scaffolding and contractors to complete the work.

    The Stretford Empress Court is managed by the Trafford Housing Trust(Image: Google Maps)

    The trust admitted that there was an arbitrary decision by other organizations to remove the ACM cladding from their buildings, but at that time the trust was receiving advice daily and keeping residents at the heart of the process. ,

    Authorities in the south east of England who removed aluminum plates were criticized for this.

    Since the cladding had been replaced on three of the five blocks in the past two and a half years, 18 residents were temporarily relocated so that the work could take place.

    Housing Trust chiefs said residents were absolutely fantastic and incredibly patient and incredibly understanding during the trial.

    The central government is expected to cover the panel replacement bill in Trafford and elsewhere in the UK through a grant funding program so residents do not have to pay for the process.

    Representatives of trust also confirmed that watch watches are in operation around the clock in all five high-rise buildings.

    Two firefighters patrol the five high-rise buildings every hour on the hour to remove flammable objects. In the event of a fire, a horn would sound to initiate the evacuation of the building. Something that trusted representatives said was very well received by residents.

    In consultations with the residents of high-rise buildings, a ratio of 60 to 40 was determined in order to retrofit sprinkler systems in all of the districts high-rise buildings.

    Iain Wallis confirmed that funds would be provided to cover all of the costs associated with this sprinkler system if installed after a decision by the Board of Trustees and after further consultation with the residents.

    A decision on the sprinkler system is expected to be made in March 2020 at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Trafford Housing Trust, which includes former Council President Coun Sean Anstee and current Council President Coun Andrew Western.

    A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services said: Since the Grenfell Tower fire, GMFRS has worked with housing providers like the Trafford Housing Trust to develop renovation solutions.

    No enforcement notices have been served on the Trafford Housing Trust and a work program has been drawn up.


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    Stricter building codes approved to boost wildfire protection – - January 18, 2020 by admin

    SAN DIEGO The Board of Supervisors Wednesday backed stricter building requirements to lessen wildfire damage.

    Supervisors Jim Desmond and Dianne Jacob proposed the changes to the building codes, which she said will make the county a model for fire protection in California and save lives.

    Its not a matter of if, but when, when the next major wildfire hits this region, Jacob said.

    The last two major blazes in San Diego, in 2003 and 2007, took the lives of 17 people and numerous animals, and caused billions of dollars in damage.

    No one in the audience spoke for or against the proposed requirements prior to the supervisors unanimous vote. A final reading of the ordinance, under county policy, will take place at the boards Jan. 29 meeting.

    The ordinance requires:

    Last March, the board directed Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer to develop a plan that would strengthen wildfire resiliency in new homes in moderate- to high-fire areas in the unincorporated communities.

    County staffers also informed the Building Industry Association, County Building Innovation Group, community planning groups and environmental stakeholders about the proposed changes.

    Previous building code changes included automatic fire sprinkler system installations, more defensible space and ignition-resistant construction materials.

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    Sprinkler Systems Market Overview and Product Scope 2020 to 2026 – Fusion Science Academy - January 18, 2020 by admin

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    According to Verified Market Research, The Global Sprinkler Systems Market was valued at USD 61.73 Billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 74.54 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 2.38% from 2020 to 2026.

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    With 1,100+ buildings in violation, NYC sprinkler law could cost owners big – amNY - December 8, 2019 by admin

    The citys Department of Buildings will begin enforcing a commercial sprinkler law passed in 2004 requiring all New York City landlords to install the fire prevention equipment.

    Despite the 15-year window for property owners to get up to code, it was revealed at a November City Council committee hearing that about 1,100 buildings were still not in compliance with the Local Law 26 and 86 building owners have completely ignored city notifications.

    The window officially closed Dec. 1, and all commercial building owners are required to have installed sprinkler systems in their buildings throughout the city, including numerous city owned structures.

    Our goal is compliance, said Andrew Rudansky, a spokesman for the Department of Buildings. Building owners who fail to comply with DOB orders regarding these sprinkler requirements may face additional violations, which carry additional associated civil penalties, until they come into compliance.

    Buildings officials revealed that 983 buildings have been issued Environmental Control Board violations for non-compliance with the sprinkler requirements. Officials indicate that these buildings are in various stages of compliance with the law, as many are actively engaged in sprinkler installation projects. The violations come with civil penalties of $1,250 which can be waived if building owners certify that they are in compliance with Local Law 26 within 40 days of the issuance.

    Some of the more notable buildings on the list include the Trump Building at 40 Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange many of the older Wall Street buildings were listed as non-compliant. Some of the city buildings were owned by Department of Corrections, Parks and Education.

    Continued noncompliance with these regulations could result in additional fines, with civil penalties of up to $25,000. Buildings will be subject to re-inspection every 60 days which could add to the total monetary damages.

    Experts in sprinkler installation told amNewYork full compliance with the law is difficult because older buildings may require expensive asbestos abatement; some businesses might also need to be relocated during renovations.

    Installing sprinkler systems can cost upwards of $4 a foot making the installation process very costly for some owners to afford. Once a system is installed, property owners are further required to have an engineer inspect every floor of their building to certify compliance with the law.

    In addition to city penalties, commercial owners face liability should there be a fire in their building provided that they are not in code compliance. One expert said, An insurance company might not even want to cover damage or injuries in a fire and that might fall on the owner.

    As the city presses demands for sprinkler compliance, the City Council is considering a bill introduced by Queens Councilman Barry Grodenchik, which will require residential buildings 40 feet or taller to have sprinklers installed within 10 years of the bill signing. The bill will be considered in the 2020 session.

    While it may be difficult for some landlords to afford sprinklers and problematic in many cases, Grodenchik maintained that it is necessary because the need is so real because 85 percent of fires are in residential buildings and most of the fatalities are residential.

    Experts in sprinkler installation say it is nearly impossible to install sprinklers in some residential buildings due to structural issues. In some cases, a standpipe would need to be installed in stairwells to a roof storage tank as street pressure would not accommodate the sprinklers above the third floor.

    A standpipe is used by firefighters in stairwells of buildings to stretch lines more closely than a fire hydrant on the street.

    Most of those buildings without standpipes were built before 1938, and were not required to have standpipes when they were built.

    Building experts say most of those buildings under 75 feet are outside Manhattan and are owned by small owners. One expert said, Bringing water above the third floor with street pressure is unlikely so they would have to install standpipes and water tanks. They could install pumps, but then they would have to install a backup generator in case electric goes out. This for many residential owners would be a financial calamity.

    Charles Rizzo, CEO of the Rizzo Group, which specializes in sprinkler consulting for commercial buildings, said the Council needs to conduct more careful deliberations of the consequences of forcing landlords to do this. He recommended that the law only apply to buildings that are 75 feet or higher because they are already retrofitted with standpipes under current law.

    This bill was a surprise to the community, Rizzo said. They need to provide alternatives rather than a wholesale solution.

    Some of the alternatives include requiring installation of building wide-notification systems and intercoms so that people have enough notice to evacuate in case of a fire.

    The new law also presents logistical challenges for the Buildings Department, which has hired 400 additional workers to review hundreds of commercial sprinkler applications.Many landlords are rushing to complete compliance in some form, buildings officials said.

    Edward Amador, a spokesman for Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. who is the chairman of the Housing and Buildings Committee, said Cornegy was concerned about enforcement because they seemed to be under sourced and understaffed and may have problems following through.

    Amador pointed to a recent hearing on lead abatement, during which an official from Housing Preservation and Development admitted that in 15 years, the agency wrote just two violations and only because they were forced to by a judge.

    Grodenchik said he realized there may be difficulty for some landlords to comply with a residential sprinkler requirements. He said they are considering low interest loans, tax abatements or credits for completing the requirements.

    However, insurance companies may not necessarily supporting the legislation with incentives. One expert pointed out that the damage from sprinkler head water to a building can be more expensive than personal injuries and therefore, insurance companies do not offer financial incentives for sprinkler installation.

    Jamie McShane, a spokesperson for the Real Estate Board of New York, said the organization is reviewing the legislation.

    The FDNY testified last month with the Department of Buildings commissioner about the necessity of sprinklers, and want the law enforced.

    Frank Dwyer, FDNY deputy commissioner said, Sprinklers are an important, life-saving tool which help reduce the risk of danger during a fire for both building occupants and firefighters.

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