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Artist Loft: It should be noted that the Multiple Dwelling Law does not permit the conversion of a loft building to a Multiple Dwelling. Therefore, the occupancy shall not exceed ____ separate individual units used for living purposes

two

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Artist Loft: The building must not have any type of occupancy listed as a ______________

high fire hazard

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The artist must notify the____________in writing of the exact location of the studio in question so that an inspection can be made to check for compliance with these requirements

Department of Buildings

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Artist Loft DOB sign Spec.
Size/material?

metal 8"x10

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Artist Loft DOB sign Spec
____Inch (color) Letters on a (color) background

2" black letters white background

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Artist Loft DOB sign Spec
How far above sidewalk level?

seven feet

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Artist Loft DOB sign Spec
Where does it go? And what does it say?

As close as possible to the main entrance on front wall outside of building reading
A.I.R.
3F (3rd floor)
R (rear)

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CDA insp
When during the course of the construction of a new building the working deck reaches a height of __ feet or greater above the ground in a building for which a standpipe system will be required, a permanent or temporary standpipe system shall be kept in a state of readiness at all times for use by fire-fighting personnel. The standpipe system shall serve all floors where the permanent stairs are required.

75

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CDA: No standpipe shall be considered to be in a state of readiness unless it is painted___

red

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CDA: Can a system be maintained dry?

-When freezing conditions may be encountered, the system in whole, or the part of the system subject to freezing conditions, shall be maintained as a dry system.
(same for below ground)
-Existing standpipe systems in structures undergoing a full demolition shall be maintained as dry standpipes.
-

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CDA
At the commencement of demolition, the standpipe risers and sprinklers shall be capped above the outlet on the floor ________

immediately below the floor being demolished

so as to maintain the standpipe system/sprinkler on all lower floors for Fire Department use. Cutting and capping of standpipes/sprinklers during demolition work shall be performed only by a licensed master plumber or licensed master fire suppression piping contractor who has obtained a permit for such work. Standpipe hose, nozzles and spanners are not required to be maintained and may be removed at any time. The red paint shall be maintained during any demolition operations. All existing house check valves shall remain in place until completion of the demolition work

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When, during the course of the construction of a new building which will have a occupiable space at a depth of ___ feet or greater below the level of the ground in a building for which a standpipe system will be required, a permanent or temporary standpipe system shall be installed and shall be kept in a state of readiness at all times for use by fire-fighting personnel. The standpipe system shall serve all stories below grade and shall be installed as soon as a temporary or permanent stair is installed below grade

75

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CDA
STANDPIPE PRESSURIZED ALARM SYSTEMS
required in two situations
1._____
2.____

Vacant Buildings Being Demolished: Existing standpipes must be dry standpipes and have an air-pressurized alarm.
• New Buildings Higher than 75 Feet: Temporary and permanent dry standpipes must have an air-pressurized alarm.

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CDA
air pressurized standpipe
2 situations contractors must notify FD
1____________
2___________

Prior Notification for Scheduled Work: Contractors must notify the Fire Department before any planned alarm deactivation.
• Out of Service Standpipes: Contractors must notify the Fire Department

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CDA
Fire department hose connections shall be kept free from obstruction and shall be marked by a ___________
Does this apply to sprinklers as well?

metal sign reading, “Standpipe Connection” and by a red light at night.
Yes sprinklers too

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CDA
Can standpipes be used for other purposes?(supplying air or water for construction)

Standpipes may be used for a purpose other than to supply water for firefighting operations, including but not limited to supplying water or compressed air for construction or demolition operations, provided at least one standpipe riser is maintained at all times for firefighting operations. Where the standpipe is used to supply water for construction or demolition operations and freezing conditions may occur, the standpipe shall be completely drained after use to prevent freezing

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CDA
All exposed standpipes and sprinkler piping must be painted red.
Are there any exceptions?

The law outlines specific exceptions, such as branch piping.

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CDA
How are valve handles color coded?
What size buildings must comply with new requirements?

red yellow green...SP, sprinkler, combo
ALL size must comply

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CDA
Can sprinklers be deactivated during an alteration?

NO
Sprinklers during alteration. Existing sprinkler systems in buildings undergoing an alteration shall be maintained: Required means of egress, existing structural elements, fire protection devices, and sanitary safeguards shall be maintained at all times during construction or demolition operations in existing buildings. Required means of egress shall not be obstructed in any manner that would destroy the full effectiveness of such means of egress.

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CDA Egress Requirements:
During the course of construction of a new building, or in spaces being added to an existing building, at least one permanent stair shall be brought to within a distance of ___ feet or __ floors below the working deck at all times. In all other locations where permanent stairs will be required, a temporary or permanent stair shall be brought to within a distance of __ feet or __ floors below the working deck at all times.
(Same for both)

40 feet 4 floors
• Stairs in an existing building undergoing alteration or a partial demolition shall be maintained.
• All stairs in a building undergoing construction or demolition shall be lighted at all times and kept free of equipment, debris, and material.

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CDA Elevator in readiness:
Whenever construction or demolition work reaches a height greater than __ feet, at least one elevator meeting the requirements of Chapter 30, or a hoist meeting the requirements of Section 3318 shall be kept in readiness at all times for Fire Department use. The maximum distance between the highest accessible floor from a temporary elevator or hoist and the working deck of the building under construction or demolition shall be no more than __ feet or __ floors

75
75.....7

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CDA Elevator in readiness:
In concrete construction, the working deck is ____
In steel construction the working deck is______

In concrete construction, the working deck is the floor being formed.
In steel construction the working deck is the floor where the metal decking and steel components are being placed before concrete is poured.
If the travel of the hoist cannot be increased due to inclement weather, it shall be increased by the end of the next working day

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GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE
Kindling, building, maintaining or using an open fire is prohibited. What are the 5 exceptions?

• Portable outdoor barbecues as authorized by FC 307.5 see section 5 below.
• Outdoor noncommercial barbecue fires in equipment provided by and located in city parks where such open fires are allowed by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
• In connection with training of fire brigades or similar purposes by persons or entities where such training is required by law, rule or regulation.
• Approved open fires used for special effects in connection with television, motion picture, theatrical and other entertainment productions.
• Coke-fueled salamanders at a construction site in accordance with FC307.6 and the rules.

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GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE
Open fires allowed pursuant to FC 307.1 may only be kindled, built, maintained or used with the prior written authorization of the agencies with regulatory jurisdiction, property owner and other required approvals, and only when such open fires are maintained in compliance with all conditions of such authorization or approval. Who may prohibit the kindling, building, maintaining or use of open fire or order the extinguishment of any open fire allowed by this section, upon a determination that such open fire will create an undue hazard because of conditions in the surrounding environment?

The commissioner

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GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE
Must open fires be constantly attended?
If an extinguisher is on hand what is the minimum rating?

YES, Open fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher complying with the requirements of FC 906.1 with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment, garden hose connected to an approved water supply, shall be available for immediate use

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GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE
Open Fires in regard to fire pits and chimineas
1.Do all of these devices meet the definition of open fire?
2.What enforcement action is required if it is not a chronic problem?
3.If a chronic problem?

1.Sometimes these devices do not meet the literal definition of “Open Fires”. Regardless of the definition
2.if these devices are found by Fire officials they should order the use of these devices discontinued immediately. No further enforcement action is required other than the discontinuance of use at this time
3.If the use of an outdoor fireplace becomes a chronic problem at the same location the Fire official should order the use of the outdoor fireplace discontinued immediately and serve a summons at this time for failure to comply with FC 307.1 and/or FC 307.2.

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GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE
What is the exception to the fire pit chiminea rule?

Outdoor decorative gas appliance; Fire pit - outdoor; Gas appliance – outdoor, as per DOB BUILDINGS BULLETIN 2015-016 dated June 2, 2015. (This applies to natural gas fueled stationary appliances/fire pits, no other fuel sources are allowed.)

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GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE
Outdoor decorative gas appliances are stationary or built-in appliances connected to a fixed fuel piping system for use in outdoor spaces only and do not incorporate a venting system. The primary function of this appliance lies in the aesthetic effect of the flame. Acceptable outdoor decorative gas appliances shall be listed and labeled by an approved agency.
What are the 4 design requirements?

1. An emergency shut off gas valve shall be installed.
2. Outdoor decorative gas appliances shall be located outdoors and at least 5 feet from any building or structure.
3. Outdoor decorative gas appliances shall not be located beneath, or closer than 5 feet to combustible decorations and combustible overhangs, awnings, sun control devices or similar combustible attachments to buildings or structures.
4. Outdoor decorative gas appliances shall not be located within 5 feet of exits or exit discharges

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GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE Outdoor decorative gas appliances are stationary or built-in appliances connected to a fixed fuel piping system for use in outdoor spaces only and do not incorporate a venting system. The primary function of this appliance lies in the aesthetic effect of the flame. Acceptable outdoor decorative gas appliances shall be listed and labeled by an approved agency.
What are the 3 installation requirements?

1. A valid FDNY permit shall be obtained for the use of outdoor decorative gas appliances with an open flame in accordance with NYC FC Section 105.6
2. Fire extinguishers shall be installed at a minimum of 10 feet and a maximum of 20 feet from the outdoor decorative gas appliance.
3. Furniture within 5 feet from the fire-pit shall have a flame-retardant coating. Additional fire loads shall not be permitted.

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GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE
Portable outdoor barbecues burning charcoal, powered by electricity, or fueled by LPG containers or piped natural gas may be stored and used on any residential premises in compliance with the requirements of this section and the rules.
The total grate area of a portable outdoor barbecue shall not exceed __ square feet

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