2013 CBC

Revise Section 403.3.1 Number of Sprinkler Risers and System Design to require two risers to serve every floor in all high-rise buildings with each riser hydraulically designed to supply the entire floor independent of the other riser serving the floor for enhanced redundancy.

Require two fire pumps for all high-rise buildings regardless of height. Add a new Section 403.3.2 Two Fire Pumps Required and renumber current Section 403.3.2 as 403.3.3.

Revise the Exception to Section 403.5.2 Additional Exit Stairway so that it starts with “Where approved by the fire chief,”.

Revise Section 403.5.3 Stairway Door Operation to require the stairway doors to also be unlocked upon activation of the fire alarm system.

Revise Section 403.5.3 Stairway Door Operation to require any locked doors leading to the roof from exit stairways to meet the same unlocking requirements as for all of the normal exit stairway access doors.

Add a new Section 705.12 Super Graphics on Exterior Walls of High-Rise Buildings to require the review and approval by the local fire official for the installation of super graphics on the exterior of high-rise buildings.

Revise Section 709.1 Fire Partitions Item 6 (current SFM amendment) so that it does not apply to tenant separation walls between adjacent office tenants in high-rise buildings based on the BOMA-SF request to the SFM. NOTE: See the SFM amendment for the current code cycle.

Revise Section 907.2.13.2 Fire Department Communication System to require both a radio repeater system and a fire department emergency telephone system in all new high-rise buildings.

Revise Section 909.20.2.3 Standpipes (SFM amendment) by adding “Unless otherwise approved by the fire code official,” to the beginning of the section.

Revise Section 911.1.5 Required Features to require graphic annunciators for all fire alarm system components and related equipment including smoke control in all new high-rise buildings.

Refer to local regulations for Los AngelesCityand Sacramento City Fire Departments

Revise Section 911.1 General and add a new Section 911.1.6 Independent HVAC System to require independent ventilation or air-conditioning system for Fire Command Centers in all new high-rise buildings.

Similar to Section 3006.2 Venting for Elevator Machine Rooms

Revise Section 1007.8.1 System Requirements by changing “or” to “and” in the first sentence and deleting “or 911” in the second sentence for all new high-rise buildings.

Revise Section 1007.9 Signage to require that signage clearly explain the use of the two-way communication system by persons with disabilities during an emergency and notes the location of the elevator lobby within the building and the address of the building.

Revise Section 1008.1.2 Door Swing and Section 1008.4.3 Horizontal Sliding Doors to make it clear that only side-hinged swinging doors are allowed to be used as exits into exit enclosures based on a minimum occupant load served (50?) with no Exceptions allowed for horizontal or vertical sliding or rolling doors.

Revise Section 1008.1.4.6 Access-Controlled Elevator Lobby Egress Doors (SFM amendment) to clarify that it is not intended to apply to elevator lobbies that serve as part of the means of egress through which occupants must pass to reach an exit on the opposite side of the lobby and that the approved smoke detection system need only consist of smoke detectors located in the elevator lobby and one located outside of the elevator lobby directly adjacent to the lobby doors, and to require a master switch located in the Fire Control Room for the fire department to use to manually unlock all such doors located in the building.

Revise Section 1009.13 Stairway to Roof to require every exit stairway serving the upper floors of all new high-rise buildings to be provided with direct access to the roof.

Revise Table 1018.1 CORRIDOR FIRE-RESISTANCE RATING to require all new corridors providing access to exits for Group A Assembly occupancies in high-rise buildings to have a 1-hour fire-resistance rating.

Revise Table 1018.1 CORRIDOR FIRE-RESISTANCE RATING by adding a new footnote d to the “0” in the column titled “With sprinkler system” for the OCCUPANCY line designated as “A,B,E,F,M,S,U” to read: “The corridor fire-resistance rating in Group B occupancies in high-rise buildings shall be 1 hour.”

Support the current SFM amendment to Table 1018.1 CORRIDOR FIRE-RESISTANCE RATING that requires corridors in Group R occupancies in buildings protected with automatic sprinkler systems to have a minimum 1 hour fire-resistance rating.

Delete reference to “Pressurized Stairways” in Section 1022.9 Smokeproof Enclosures and Pressurized Stairways and clarify the matrix adoption table for Chapter 9 that Section 909.20.5 Stair Pressurization Alternative is not adopted by the State Fire Marshal.

Revise Section 2702.1.1 Stationary Generators to prohibit emergency generators from being located above the grade level of high-rise buildings.

Support proposed SFM amendment in the current code cycle to add new Sections 3001.5 and 3001.6 requiring elevator/counterweight cables and belts, as well as equipment within elevator hoistways, to be noncombustible or limited-combustible with a flame spread of less than 25.

Implement the alternate protection methodology to eliminate automatic sprinklers in elevator machine rooms developed by the OSFM dated November 30, 2010.

Revise Section 3007.4.4 Lobby Size to clarify that each required fire service access elevator is required to have a lobby not less than 150 sq ft in area with a minimum dimension not less than 8 ft. So if two required fire service access elevators share a common lobby, the lobby would be required to be not less than 300 sq ft in area with a minimum dimension of not less than 8 ft.

2013 CFC

Revise Section 604. Fuel Supply of the 2010 CFC to increase the fuel supply duration from 6 hours to 8 hours for standby power systems and to require that the minimum required fuel supply be “available at all times.”

NFPA 13 - 2010

Revise Section of NFPA 13-2010 to exempt combustible elevator belts that qualify as limited-combustible material with a flame spread of less than 25.

NOTE: Sections referenced in this document are based on the 2010 CBC and CFC unless otherwise noted.