Due to the results of tragic high-rise fires including the MGM Grand Hotel fire and the shocking fire this June in London, high-rises (buildings over 75 feet)  require a fire sprinkler retrofit from the national model codes (NFPA 101 Life Safety Code) adopted in Florida.

Fire and life safety is a large part of our business, and we want to help you keep your people safe. There are many new rules coming into effect when it comes to fire safety, and growing areas like Miami and Tampa will advocate for buildings that will last. Additionally, older buildings in Florida are coming under scrutiny for their failure to adhere to fire code.

Systems like automated sprinklers, smoke alarms, and other fire suppression measures can’t fall by the wayside when you’re considering your building’s design.

The Florida Statute 718.112 opt out option deadline was on December 31, 2016. If you did not opt 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 like these are installed through a registered engineer/integrator experienced in fire and life safety system design, such as 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.

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