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File #: 171112    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 12/14/2017 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action: 1/24/2019
Title: Amending portions of Title 4, Sub Code "F" of The Philadelphia Code to establish inspection and certification requirements for all smoke control systems and smoke and fire dampers in limited occupancies and amending the periodic testing requirements of fire protection systems; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell
Indexes: FIRE CODE
Code sections: SUBCODE "F" - (THE PHILADELPHIA FIRE CODE), Title 4 - THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 17111200.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy17111200
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
2/6/20190 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
1/24/20190 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
12/6/20180 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/6/20180 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
12/6/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/3/20180 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
12/3/20180 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
12/3/20180 Committee on Licenses and Inspections REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
12/14/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending portions of Title 4, Sub Code "F" of The Philadelphia Code to establish inspection and certification requirements for all smoke control systems and smoke and fire dampers in limited occupancies and amending the periodic testing requirements of fire protection systems; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 4, Subcode F of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows.

TITLE 4. THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
AND OCCUPANCY CODE.

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Subcode "F" (The Philadelphia Fire Code)

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CHAPTER 7
FIRE-RESISTANCE-RATED CONSTRUCTION

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SECTION F-703
FIRE-RESISTANCE-RATED CONSTRUCTION

F-703.1 Maintenance. The required fire-resistance rating of fire-resistance-rated construction (including walls, firestops, shaft enclosures, partitions, smoke barriers, floors, fire-resistive coatings and sprayed fire-resistant materials applied to structural members and fire-resistant joint systems) shall be maintained. Such elements shall be visually inspected by the owner annually and properly repaired, restored or replaced when damaged, altered, breached or penetrated. Where concealed, such elements shall not be required to be visually inspected by the owner unless the concealed space is accessible by the removal or movement of a panel, access door, ceiling tile or similar movable entry to the space. Openings made therein for the passage of pipes, electrical conduit, wires, ducts, air transfer openings and holes made for any reason shall be protected with approved methods capable of resisting the passage of smoke and fire. Openings through fire-resistance-rated assemblies shall be protected by self- or automatic-closing doors of approved construction meeting the fire protection requirements for the assembly.

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F-703.1.2 Smoke barriers and smoke partitions. Required smoke barriers and smoke partitions shall be...

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