Fire Code Requires High Rise Condominiums to have Fire Sprinkler Retrofit
Due to the results of tragic high-rise fires including the MGM Grand Hotel fire and the shocking fire this June in London, high-rise (over 75-ft) require a fire sprinkler retrofit from the National model codes (NFPA 101 Life Safety Code) adopted in Florida.
The Florida Statute 718.112 opt out option deadline was on December 31, 2016. If you have not opted out you have until December 31, 2019 to install a fire sprinkler system.
How to begin the retrofit process?
Contact BCI for a free consultation to discuss your needs for your property. We are experienced in high-rise life safety systems such as:
- Partial automatic fire sprinkler systems
- Smoke Detection Systems
- Smoke Control Systems
Systems are installed through a registered engineer/integrator experienced in fire and life safety system design, like BCI Integrated Solutions.
What is the cost for retrofitting?
- Cost varies depending on many factors including how many floors, rooms, or if you have a partial system.
- Buildings completely protected by fire sprinklers may qualify for discounts on their property insurance.
- However, there is always the potential liability and human cost involved if a building suffers a fire without a retrofit.