Fire sprinklers act immediately when flames are still small, protecting your building and minimizing damage.
Only sprinklers directly above the fire activate. Your furniture and appliances are safe from water damage.
We optimize the sprinkler layout to reduce costs and simplify maintenance, while offering full coverage for your building.
Local Law 26 does not mandate the installation of fire sprinklers for all properties in NYC. The measure is only required in buildings that meet both of the following conditions:
Note that occupancy groups have been redefined since 2004. Group E now refers to education, which is different from the Group E defined in LL26. However, automatic sprinklers are recommended even in buildings where they are not mandatory. In addition to providing effective fire protection, sprinklers make buildings eligible for better insurance plans.
There is a common misconception that fire sprinklers shower an entire building with water at the first sign of smoke or fire. This wrong idea has been spread by movies and TV series, but it can make building owners skeptical about installing fire sprinklers. In real-life applications, many fires are stopped by a single sprinkler head.
Deluge-type sprinkler systems work like those in the movies, releasing water over an entire area when fire or smoke are detected. However, these sprinkler systems are only used in fire-sensitive applications, not in commercial buildings.
Before proceeding with a fire sprinkler installation, consider the following requirements:
Nearby EngineersNew York Engineers has ample experience designing sprinkler systems according to NYC building codes and Local Law 26. This ensures a quick project approval.