What do I need to know about fire safety and fire sprinklers?
There are a number of different Fire Sprinkler Systems but the main categories used in multi-unit housing, office buildings and single family houses are Wet Pipe the most common and typically most reliable - and Dry-Pipe usually employed where temperature reaches very cold temperatures, i.e. unheated facilities.
What should I know about the Deadline and costs for Retrofitting Condominiums in Florida with Fire Safety Sprinkler Systems?
The cost to retrofit a condominium with a fire safety sprinkler system ranged from a low of $595 to a high of $8,633 per unit. These costs vary depending on a number of factors. - The extent of sprinkler coverage in the building (complete or common areas), the age of the building, the size and number of units in the building or buildings and/ or type of construction, etc.
Many associations have forgone retrofits because they are cash strapped in the current economy. With many units sitting empty or in foreclosure and not paying assessments, some condominiums are scraping by just paying their normal expenses.
Another reason for this forbearance is that the deadline for such retrofits is far enough in the future (December 31, 2014) that they are, perhaps understandably, delaying this decision.