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OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIREFIGHTER SAFETY
New York State - Truss Identification Sign Code
(actual size 6" diameter)
TEXT OF RULE
19NYCRR Part 1264
Subchapter C of Chapter XXXIII of Title 19 of the Official Compilation
of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York is amended
by adding a new Part 1264 to read as follows:
IDENTIFICATION OF BUILDINGS UTILIZING TRUSS
1264.1 Introduction. Section 382-a of the Executive
Law provides that commercial and industrial buildings and structures
that utilize truss type construction shall be marked by a sign
or symbol that informs persons conducting fire control and other
emergency operations of the existence of truss construction.
Section 382-a further directs the State Fire Prevention and Building
Code Council to promulgate rules and regulations it deems necessary
to carry into effect the provisions of the statute. This Part
establishes certain requirements pertaining to the identification
of buildings and structures that utilize truss type construction.
1264.2 Enforcement. (a) Subdivision 4 of section
382-a of the Executive Law directs local governments to provide
for enforcement of the statute. Enforcement of section 382-a
of the Executive Law shall include enforcement of the provisions
of this Part. A fee of fifty dollars shall be paid by the owner
of a building with truss type construction to the authority having
jurisdiction for enforcement of section 382-a of the Executive
Law prior to the issuance of a building permit.
(b) This Part shall not apply within a city with
a population of one million or more persons.
1264.3 Definition. For the purposes of this Part,
truss type construction shall mean a fabricated structure of
wood or steel, made up of a series of members connected at their
ends to form a series of triangles to span a distance greater
than would be possible with any of the individual members on
their own. Truss type construction shall not include:
(1) individual wind or seismic bracing components
which form triangles when diagonally connected to the main structural
(2) structural components that utilize solid plate
1264.4 Identification of truss type construction.
(a) Truss type construction shall be identified by a sign or
signs in accordance with the provisions of this Part.
(b) Signs shall be affixed where a building or
a portion thereof is classified as Group A, B, E, F, H, I, M,
or S occupancy, and in hotels and motels classified as Group
R-1 or R-2 occupancy, in accordance with the provisions for the
classification of buildings set forth in chapter 3 of the Building
Code of New York State (see 19 NYCRR Part 1221).
(c) Signs shall be provided in newly constructed
buildings that utilize truss type construction and in existing
buildings where an addition that extends or increases the floor
area of the building utilizes truss type construction. Signs
shall be affixed prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy
or a certificate of compliance.
(d) Signs identifying the existence of truss construction
shall consist of a circle 6 inches (152.4 mm) in diameter, with
a stroke width of ½ inch (12.7 mm). The sign background
shall be reflective white in color. The circle and contents shall
be reflective red in color, conforming to Pantone matching system
(PMS) #187. Where a sign is directly applied to a door or sidelight,
it may be a permanent non-fading sticker or decal. Signs not
directly applied to doors or sidelights shall be of sturdy, non-fading,
weather resistant material.
(e) Signs identifying the existence of truss construction
shall contain the roman alphanumeric designation of the construction
type of the building, in accordance with the provisions for the
classification of types of construction set forth in section
602 of the Building Code of New York State (see 19 NYCRR Part
1221), and an alphabetic designation for the structural components
that are of truss construction, as follows:
“ F” shall mean floor framing, including
girders and beams
“ R” shall mean roof framing
“ FR” shall mean floor and roof framing
The construction type designation shall be placed at the twelve o’clock
position over the structural component designation, which shall be placed at
the six o’clock position.
(f) Signs identifying the existence of truss construction
shall be affixed in the locations specified in Table I-1264.
Exterior building entrance
doors, exterior exit discharge doors, and exterior roof access
doors to a stairway.
Attached to the door, or attached to a sidelight
or the face of the building, not more than 12 inches (305 mm) horizontally
from the latch side of the door jamb, and not less than 42 inches
(1067 mm) nor more than 60 inches (1524 mm) above the adjoining
Multiple contiguous exterior
building entrance or exit discharge doors.
Attached at each end of the row of doors and
at a maximum horizontal distance of 12 feet (3.65M) between signs,
and not less than 42 inches (1067 mm) nor more than 60 inches
mm) above the adjoining walking surface.
Fire department hose connections
Attached to the face of the building, not more than
12 inches (305 mm) horizontally from the center line of the fire
department hose connection, and not less than 42 inches (1067 mm)
nor more than 60 inches (1524 mm) above the adjoining walking surface