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Our NYC Fire Alarm Code Seminar is a free 4 hour presentation and discussion session about the Fire Alarm Code in New York City.  This seminar provides an in-depth look at the 2014 New York City Building Code and compares it to the previous 1968 and 2008 Building Codes. This seminar is a technical presentation geared toward Engineers*, Electrical Contractors, General Contractors, and Building Personnel that would like to further their knowledge of life safety systems and understand the intricate details of fire and building code.

*Our seminar counts as 3 PDH Credit Hours for New York State PEs.

When: Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

(Please plan to arrive by 9:45 as we will start promptly at 10) 

Where: Executive Suites, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Floor

Executive Suites is located in the prestigious Hippodrome Building at 1120 Avenue of the Americas between West 43rd and West 44th Streets, just blocks away from Grand Central Station and Times Square. 

Seminar Outline


Brief history, when enacted and effective dates, where to purchase and view codes, numbering system, which code applies, which sections of NYC code apply to fire alarm design.

Filing Process

Review of process for filing fire alarm designs and scheduling inspections. Covers fees and necessary DOB and FDNY forms. What the ASBUILT is and what it should look like.

Electrical Code Requirements

Wire, Conduit, Fused Disconnect, Fused Cut Out, and unique NYC Electrical Code requirements.

Chapter 9

Sprinkler (electrical only) requirements, Fire Alarm system requirements by Occupancy, Manual and automatic definitions and application of their requirements, Partial smoke detection, Special fire alarm requirements for apartment buildings and high rise buildings.

Chapter 9 Peripheral Requirements

Pull Stations, Duct Detectors, Monitoring, Fire Command Station/Center Requirements, Occupant notification.



CO Detection

What is CO? 2014 CO requirements, Location requirements, Monitoring requirements, Latest Local Law 10 code for Assembly spaces.

Mechanical and Smoke Control

Duct Detection for mechanical equipment, Several smoke control code requirements (stair pressurization), Smoke Purge, Locked Doors, Turnstiles.


Chapter 30 and Appendix K, NYC Elevator detection requirements, elevator recall and delayed shunt trip.

2010 NFPA 72 Modifications

NYC Appendix Q modifications to the 2010 edition of NFPA 72, Major changes covered (from 2002 to 2010), What is pathway survivability?