SPS 362.0705(2) (2)Projections. Substitute Table 362.0705-2 for IBC Table 705.2. - See PDF for table PDF
SPS 362.0705 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 10-103: renum. from Comm 62.0704 and am. Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; CR 16-094: renum. 362.0705 to 362.0705 (1), cr. (2) and Table, Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.0706 SPS 362.0706Fire wall identification. These are department rules in addition to the requirements in IBC section 706:
SPS 362.0706(1) (1)Purpose. Pursuant to s. 101.135, Stats., the purpose of this section is to establish uniform standards for the identification of fire walls on the exterior of buildings.
SPS 362.0706(3) (3)Sign requirements.
SPS 362.0706(3)(a)(a) General. The sign shall consist of 3 circles arranged vertically on the exterior wall, marking the location of the fire wall and centered on the fire wall. The circles shall either be affixed directly to the surface of the building or may be placed on a background material that is affixed to the building.
SPS 362.0706(3)(b) (b) Size of circle. Each circle shall be the same size. The diameter of the circle shall be at least 1 1/2 inches, but no greater than 2 inches.
SPS 362.0706(3)(c) (c) Spacing. The circles shall be spaced an equal distance apart. The distance measured from the top of the uppermost circle to the bottom of the lowermost circle shall be no more than 12 inches.
SPS 362.0706(3)(d) (d) Color. The color of the circle shall be red, amber (orange-yellow) or white (clear) and shall be reflective. The color of the circle shall contrast with the color of the background.
SPS 362.0706 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 10-103: renum. from Comm 62.0705 and am. (intro.) Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; CR 16-094: r. (2), Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.0713 SPS 362.0713Chute discharge room. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in IBC section 713: The requirements of IBC 713.13.4 shall apply to recycling chutes in addition to waste and linen chutes.
SPS 362.0713 History History: CR 16-094: cr., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.0717 SPS 362.0717Ducts and air-transfer openings.
SPS 362.0717(1)(1) Smoke damper actuation. This is an additional method in addition to the methods listed in IBC section 717.3.3.2: Method 6: Where a single listed duct smoke detector is installed inside the duct or outside the duct with sampling tubes protruding into the duct in the supply air ductwork downstream of the air handling equipment, including air filters, and ahead of any branch ductwork and return air duct smoke detectors are installed inside the duct or outside the duct with sampling tubes protruding into the duct within 5 feet (1524 mm) of each return air smoke damper, all supply and return smoke dampers shall be closed when any of the duct smoke detectors in the supply or return air ducts are in alarm. Other than in mechanical smoke control systems, dampers shall be closed upon fan shutdown when local smoke detectors require a minimum velocity to operate.
SPS 362.0717(2) (2)Duct smoke dampers. This is a department exception to the requirements in IBC section 717.5.3: Smoke dampers are not required in ducts that are used in the exhaust portion of laboratory ventilating systems that are designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 45.
SPS 362.0717 History History: CR 16-094: renum. (1) to (2) and am., cr. (1) Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.0722 SPS 362.0722Calculated fire resistance.
SPS 362.0722(1) (1)Nonsymmetrical assemblies. Substitute the following wording for the exception in each of IBC sections 722.2.1.4.3, 722.3.2.3 and 722.4.1.4: Exception: For an exterior wall with a fire separation distance greater than 10 feet, the fire shall be assumed to occur on the interior side only.
SPS 362.0722(2) (2)Exterior walls. Substitute the following wording for IBC Section 722.6.2.3: For an exterior wall with a fire separation distance greater than 10 feet, the wall is assigned a rating dependent on the interior membrane and the framing as described in IBC Tables 722.6.2 (1) and 722.6.2 (2). The membrane on the outside of the nonfire-exposed side of exterior walls with a fire separation distance greater than 10 feet may consist of sheathing, sheathing paper and siding as described in IBC Table 722.6.2 (3).
SPS 362.0722 History History: CR 10-103: cr. Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; CR 16-094: renum. 362.0721 to 362.0722 and am., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.0901 SPS 362.0901Fire protection systems.
SPS 362.0901(1) (1)Modifications. Substitute the following informational note for the requirements in IBC section 901.3: Note: Chapter SPS 314 has requirements relating to shutting down or impairing fire sprinkler systems. Chapter SPS 361 has requirements relating to availability of sprinkler documents and to submittal and approval of plans prior to altering, modifying, or removing sprinkler systems.
SPS 362.0901(2) (2)Fire hose threads. These are department informational notes to be used under IBC section 901.4: Note: Section 213.15, Stats., regulates fire hose threads and fittings and reads as follows: “All fire hose fittings, apparatus fittings, 1.5 and 2.5 inches in diameter purchased or procured by a fire department or fire company shall be of the national standard hose thread as adopted by the national fire protection association. No fire department shall utilize hose and equipment not in conformance with the requirement that all threads shall be national standard hose thread as adopted by the national fire protection association. Any person offering for sale nonstandard hose couplings, fittings or apparatus fittings may be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500."
SPS 362.0901 Note Note: 2014 NFPA 1963 contains the specifications for national standard hose thread.
SPS 362.0901 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02.
SPS 362.0902 SPS 362.0902Definitions. Substitute the following definitions and informational note in s. SPS 362.0202 (2) (b) and (d) for the corresponding definitions listed in IBC section 902.1:
SPS 362.0902(1) (1) “Automatic sprinkler system” or “automatic fire sprinkler system.”
SPS 362.0902(2) (2) “Fire area."
SPS 362.0902 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 10-103: am. Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; CR 16-094: am. (intro.), (1), (2), Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.0903 SPS 362.0903Automatic fire sprinkler systems.
SPS 362.0903(1)(1)Group a1. Substitute the following wording for condition 3 in IBC section 903.2.1.1: None of the stories in which the fire area is located include a level of exit discharge.
SPS 362.0903(2) (2)Group a2. Substitute the following wording for condition 3 in IBC section 903.2.1.2: None of the stories in which the fire area is located include a level of exit discharge.
SPS 362.0903(3) (3)Group a3. Substitute the following wording for condition 3 in IBC section 903.2.1.3: None of the stories in which the fire area is located include a level of exit discharge.
SPS 362.0903(4) (4)Group e. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 903.2.3:
SPS 362.0903(4)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), an automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for Group E occupancies as follows:
SPS 362.0903(4)(a)1. 1. Throughout all Group E fire areas greater than 20,000 square feet in area.
SPS 362.0903(4)(a)2. 2. Throughout every story of educational buildings that is located below a story which includes the lowest level of exit discharge.
SPS 362.0903(4)(b) (b) An automatic sprinkler system is not required in any fire area, or in any story that is located below a story which includes the lowest level of exit discharge, where every classroom throughout the building has at least one exterior exit door at ground level.
SPS 362.0903(5) (5)Group r. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 903.2.8:
SPS 362.0903(5)(a) (a) Except as provided in pars. (b) to (cm), an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with IBC section 903.3 shall be provided throughout all buildings with a Group R fire area.
SPS 362.0903(5)(b) (b) An automatic sprinkler system installed in a multifamily dwelling may conform with sub. (10) provided the multifamily dwelling complies with all of the following:
SPS 362.0903(5)(b)1. 1. The multifamily dwelling does not contain more than 20 dwelling units.
SPS 362.0903 Note Note: See s. 101.971 (2), Stats., for the definition of “multifamily dwelling”.
SPS 362.0903 Note Note: See s. 101.14 (4m), Stats., for requirements relating to automatic fire sprinkler systems for a multifamily dwelling.
SPS 362.0903(5)(b)2. 2. The multifamily dwelling is not more than 2 stories above grade plane in height.
SPS 362.0903(5)(b)3. 3. The multifamily dwelling is not served by either a community water system or a municipal water system as defined under s. NR 811.02.
SPS 362.0903 Note Note: Under s. NR 811.02 “community water system means a public water system which serves at least 15 service connections used by year–round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year–round residents. Any water system serving 7 or more homes, 10 or more mobile homes, 10 or more apartment units or 10 or more condominium units shall be considered a community water system unless information is provided by the owners indicating that 25 year–round residents will not be served."
SPS 362.0903 Note Note: Under s. NR 811.02 “municipal water system means a community water system owned by a city, village, county, town, town sanitary district, utility district, public inland lake and rehabilitation district, municipal water district or a federal, state, county or municipal owned institution for congregate care or correction, or a privately owned water utility serving the foregoing."
SPS 362.0903(5)(cm) (cm) An automatic sprinkler system installed in a building with a Group R-3 fire area may conform with sub. (10) provided the Group R-3 use complies with all of the following:
SPS 362.0903(5)(cm)1. 1. The Group R-3 use is limited to a single-room bunkhouse type sleeping unit.
SPS 362.0903(5)(cm)2. 2. The fire area does not exceed 1,500 square feet.
SPS 362.0903(5)(cm)3. 3. The fire area is not more than one story above grade plane in height.
SPS 362.0903(5)(cm)4. 4. The fire area has an occupant load of 10 or less.
SPS 362.0903(5)(cm)5. 5. The Group R-3 use is not served by either a community water system or a municipal water system as defined under s. NR 811.02.
SPS 362.0903 Note Note: Under s. NR 811.02, “community water system" means a public water system which serves at least 15 service connections used by year–round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year–round residents. Any water system serving 7 or more homes, 10 or more mobile homes, 10 or more apartment units or 10 or more condominium units shall be considered a community water system unless information is provided by the owners indicating that 25 year–round residents will not be served."
SPS 362.0903 Note Note: Under s. NR 811.02, “municipal water system" means a community water system owned by a city, village, county, town, town sanitary district, utility district, public inland lake and rehabilitation district, municipal water district or a federal, state, county or municipal owned institution for congregate care or correction, or a privately owned water utility serving the foregoing."
SPS 362.0903(6) (6)Student housing. These are department rules in addition to the requirements in IBC section 903.2.8:
SPS 362.0903(6)(a) (a) Definition. In this paragraph, “private student residential building" has the meaning as given under s. 101.14 (4) (b) 1m., Stats.
SPS 362.0903 Note Note: Section 101.14 (4) (b) 1m., Stats., reads: “In this paragraph, “private student residential building" means a privately owned and operated residential building that has a capacity of at least 100 occupants, that is occupied by persons at least 80 percent of whom are enrolled in an institution of higher education, and that has attributes usually associated with a student residence hall or dormitory such as a food service plan or occupancy by a resident advisor."
SPS 362.0903(6)(b) (b) Existing housing.
SPS 362.0903(6)(b)1.1. An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided by January 1, 2014 throughout every residence hall and dormitory greater than 60 feet in height, the initial construction of which was begun before January 7, 2006, that is owned or operated by an institution of higher education, other than a residence hall or dormitory owned or operated by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
SPS 362.0903(6)(b)2. 2. An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided by January 1, 2014 throughout every private student residential building greater than 60 feet in height, the initial construction of which was begun before January 7, 2006.
SPS 362.0903(6)(b)3. 3. An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided by January 1, 2014 throughout every student residential facility operated by a fraternity, sorority or other organization authorized or sponsored by an institution of higher education, the initial construction of which was begun before January 7, 2006.
SPS 362.0903(6)(c) (c) New housing.
SPS 362.0903(6)(c)1.1. An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided throughout every residence hall and dormitory, the initial construction which is begun on or after April 26, 2000, that is owned or operated by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
SPS 362.0903(6)(c)2. 2. An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided throughout every residence hall and dormitory, the initial construction which is begun on or after January 7, 2006, that is owned or operated by an institution of higher education, other than a residence hall or dormitory owned or operated by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
SPS 362.0903(6)(c)3. 3. An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided throughout every student residential facility, operated by a fraternity, sorority or an organization authorized or sponsored by an institution of higher education, the initial construction of which is begun on or after January 7, 2006.
SPS 362.0903(6)(c)4. 4. An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided throughout every private student residential building, the initial construction of which is begun on or after January 7, 2006.
SPS 362.0903(7) (7)Buildings over 60 feet in height. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in IBC section 903.2.11.3:
SPS 362.0903(7)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), pursuant to s. 101.14 (4) (b) 1r., Stats., automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be installed throughout buildings and structures that are more than 60 feet in height.
SPS 362.0903(7)(b) (b) An automatic fire sprinkler system is not required to be provided in any of the following buildings or structures or portions of buildings or structures that are more than 60 feet in height:
SPS 362.0903(7)(b)1. 1. Airport control towers.
SPS 362.0903(7)(b)2. 2. Open parking structures complying with IBC section 406.3.
SPS 362.0903(7)(b)3. 3. Telecommunications equipment spaces used exclusively for telecommunications equipment, associated electrical power distribution equipment and standby engines, provided that those spaces or areas are equipped throughout with an automatic fire detection system in accordance with IBC section 907.2 and are separated from the remainder of the building with fire barriers consisting of 1-hour fire-resistance-rated walls and 2-hour fire-resistance-rated floor/ceiling assemblies.
SPS 362.0903(7)(b)4. 4. Special industrial occupancies complying with the criteria outlined in IBC section 503.1.1.
SPS 362.0903(7)(b)5. 5. Occupancies of Group F-2 when omission of the automatic fire sprinkler system is approved in accordance with s. SPS 361.22.
SPS 362.0903(8) (8)Exempt locations. Substitute the following wording for exempt location 2 in IBC section 903.3.1.1.1: Any room or space where sprinklers are considered undesirable because of the nature of the contents, where approved by the department.
SPS 362.0903(9) (9)Balconies. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 903.3.1.2.1: Sprinkler protection complying with NFPA 13 shall be provided for exterior balconies, decks and ground-floor patios of dwelling units where the building is of Type V construction, provided there is a roof or deck above. Sidewall sprinklers that are used to protect such areas shall be permitted to be located such that their deflectors are within 1 inch to 6 inches below the structural members, and a maximum distance of 14 inches below the deck of the exterior balconies and decks that are constructed of open wood joist construction.
SPS 362.0903(10) (10)NFPA 13d sprinkler systems.
SPS 362.0903(10)(a)(a) Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 903.3.1.3: Where allowed, automatic sprinkler systems in townhouses and multifamily dwellings shall be installed throughout in accordance with NFPA 13D, except as provided in par. (b).
SPS 362.0903(10)(b)1.1. The requirements in NFPA 13D section 6.3.2 are not included as part of chs. SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 362.0903(10)(b)2. 2. Fire department connections are prohibited in multi-purpose piping systems.
SPS 362.0903 Note Note: Multi-purpose piping systems must conform with the applicable provisions of the Plumbing Code, chs. SPS 381 to 387.
SPS 362.0903(11) (11)Testing and maintenance. Substitute the following informational note for the requirements in IBC section 903.5: Note: See ch. SPS 314 for requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems
SPS 362.0903(12) (12)Upholstered furniture. The requirement in IBC section 903.2.9 condition 5 is not included as part of chs. SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 362.0903(13) (13)Recycling chutes. The requirements of IBC section 903.2.11.2 shall apply to recycling chutes in addition to rubbish and linen chutes.
SPS 362.0903(14) (14)Alternate automatic fire sprinkler system design standard. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements of IBC section 903.3.1.1: When the provisions of chs. SPS 361 to 366 require that a building or portion thereof be equipped with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with this section, sprinklers may be installed throughout in accordance with the alternate design standard of the FM Global Loss Prevention Data Sheets 2-0 Installation Guidelines for Automatic Sprinklers and 8-9 Storage of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and Plastic Commodities.
SPS 362.0903(15) (15)Fairground buildings. Pursuant to s. 101.14 (4), Stats., no city, village, or town may enact or enforce an ordinance that requires a county or organized agricultural society, association, or board to install or maintain an automatic fire suppression system in a building on a fairgrounds if all of the following apply:
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