The proposed local law would require owners of all new and existing residential buildings 40 feet or more in height to install luminous egress path markings to delineate the exit path. Such existing buildings shall install luminous egress path markings by December 31, 2018.
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Int. No. 842
By Council Member Grodenchik
A Local Law to amend the New York city building code and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to egress path markings
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section BC 1024.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:
1024.1 General. Approved luminous egress path markings delineating the exit path shall be provided in all high-rise buildings subject to Section 403.5 having occupied floors located more than 75 feet (22 860 mm) above the lowest level of Fire Department vehicle access in accordance with Sections 1024.1 through 1024.9 and in all Group R buildings 40 feet (12 192) or more in height.
1. Luminous egress path markings shall not be required on the level of exit discharge in
lobbies that serve as part of the exit path in accordance with Section 1027.1, Exception 1.
2. Luminous egress path markings shall not be required in areas of open parking garages that serve as part of the exit path in accordance with Section 1027.1, Exception 3.
§ 2. Chapter 3 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-315.2.5 as follows:
§ 28-315.2.5 Luminous egress path markings. Owners of all buildings 40 feet or more in height classified in occupancy group R in accordance with section BC 310 of the New York city building code shall provide luminous egress path markings delineating the exit path. Such markings shall be installed in accordance with sections 1024.1 through 1024.9 of such code. Installation of such markings shall be completed no later than December 31, 2018.
§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.