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Industry Updates

Bi-State will help you stay informed and knowledgeable of the latest industry codes, regulations and legislation related to fire protection and fire protection products. We’ve included an overview here of important information to know. Call us for a more in-depth review if you have questions.

 


INDUSTRY CODES

 

Local Authorities Adopt New Building Code

Many jurisdictions have adopted IBC 2003 as their new building codes, some include:

St Louis City
St. Louis City Fire Department

St Louis County
St. Louis County Mechanical Dept.
Monarch Fire Protection District
Fenton Fire Protection District
Mehlville Fire Protection District
Kirkwood Fire Protection District

St Charles County
Cottleville Fire Protection District
Central County Fire Protection District
Lake St. Louis Fire Protection District
Wentzville Fire Protection District

Illinois Metro Area
O’Fallon
Fairview Heights

Sprinkler head ceiling penetrations, seismic provisions, and standpipe requirements are among those areas affected by this change.

Bi-State Fire Protection can keep you informed on the ramifications from this change to IBC 2003 from BOCA.  Please contact us with any questions.

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St. Louis County Adopts new seismic Bracing Rules

St Louis county has adopted new seismic bracing provisions that exceed NFPA 13 minimum requirements, and exceed IBC 2003 requirements.  For more details, see the St Louis County Public Works www.co.st-louis.mo.us

Bi-State Fire Protection can assist you with any St Louis County seismic bracing questions related to the Fire Protection portion of your project.

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REGULATIONS

 

Missouri Board Clarifies Rules Concerning Sprinkler System Layout and Design

Automatic Sprinkler System Layout and Design is now formally recognized by the Missouri Board for Architects, Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architects as engineering work.  This means that whomever designs your sprinkler system should be a licensed engineer, and the company performing the work should be a licensed engineering firm.

See 4 CSR 30-21.010 Design of Fire Suppression Systems for more information at http://pr.mo.gov/apelsla.asp.

Bi-State Fire Protection Corporation is a licensed Engineering Firm in good standing in the State of Missouri, legitimately offering Sprinkler System Layout and Design services.  Call us, we can answer your questions regarding the new Missouri Board rules.

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Illinois Sprinkler Contractor licensing law now in effect

Illinois recently passed the Sprinkler Contracting Licensing Act requiring all sprinkler contractors to have a licensed PE or minimum NICET Level III Automatic Sprinkler System Layout certificate holder on staff, at each office location, at all times.  See www.ilga.org for more details.

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LEGISLATION

 

High Rise Retrofit Legislation

For information concerning Missouri legislative efforts, see www.moga.state.mo.us/.

For information concerning Illinois legislative efforts, see www.illinois.gov/.

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College Dorm Retrofit National & State

For information concerning Missouri legislative efforts, see www.moga.state.mo.us/.

For information concerning Illinois legislative efforts, see www.illinois.gov/.

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Nursing Home Legislation in Illinois

For information concerning Illinois legislative efforts, see www.illinois.gov/.

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Sprinkler Incentive Act

For information concerning U.S. House of Representatives legislative efforts, see House Bill HR 1131.

For information concerning U.S. Senate legislative efforts, see Senate Bill S.512.

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