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File #: 180745    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/13/2018 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: Amending Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code," by amending Subcode "B" (The Philadelphia Building Code), and Subcode "F" (The Philadelphia Fire Code), to add sections requiring fire sprinklers in portions of certain buildings, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: BUILDING CODE, FIRE CODE, SPRINKLERS
Code sections: SUBCODE "B" - (THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CODE), SUBCODE "F" - (THE PHILADELPHIA FIRE CODE), Title 4 - THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 18074500.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy18074500
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
12/19/20180 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/13/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 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
9/13/20180 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code," by amending Subcode "B" (The Philadelphia Building Code), and Subcode "F" (The Philadelphia Fire Code), to add sections requiring fire sprinklers in portions of certain buildings, under certain terms and conditions.
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 4. THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE
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SUBCODE "B" (THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CODE)
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CHAPTER 9
FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
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SECTION 903 AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
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Add Section B-903.2.11.7 as follows:

B-903.2.11.7 Buildings 45 feet or more in height. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in the following areas of buildings that have one or more stories located 45 feet (13 716 mm) or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access:
1. Basements.
2. The level of exit discharge.

Exceptions:
1. Open parking structures.
2. Occupancies in Group F-2.
3. Buildings where all exterior walls have a fire separation distance of 5 feet (1524 mm) or greater.


SECTION 2. Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
(Matter added to The Philadelphia Code by these amendments shown in bold;
Matter deleted by these amendments shown by strikethrough).

TITLE 4. THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE
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SUBCODE "F" (THE PHILADELPHIA FIRE CODE)
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CHAPTER 9
FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
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SECTION F-903 AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
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F-903.2 Where required. Approved automatic sprinkler systems in existing buildings and structures shall be provided in the locations described in Sections F903.2.1 through 903.2. 87. Where a system is required to be installed to comply with this section it shall be installed in accordance with this sec...

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