(110 ILCS 47/10)
Fire sprinkler systems required.
Subject to the establishment of a fire sprinkler dormitory revolving loan program under Section 15 of this Act, fire sprinkler systems are required in the dormitories of all post-secondary educational institutions by 2013, unless a post-secondary educational institution files a compliance plan with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, approved by the Office by January 1, 2013. The compliance plan must be submitted no later than November 1, 2012 and must include all of the following:
(1) Fire sprinkler system working drawings and
(2) A water supply analysis to determine available
water and the need for a fire pump.
(3) A fire sprinkler system installation schedule
showing a minimum of the following:
(A) the drawing and calculation submittal date
to the authority having jurisdiction and the projected duration;
(B) the fabrication and material procurement
date and the projected duration;
(C) the field installation start date and the
(D) the final testing and punch list date and
the projected duration; and
(E) the projected project completion date.
If the compliance plan is approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, then the deadline for fire sprinklers to be installed and operational shall be extended to September 1, 2014. A violation of this Section is a business offense punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 per day. This fire sprinkler system requirement includes current structures as well as newly constructed dormitories. Nothing in this Act may be construed to abrogate any statute, rule, or ordinance requiring that a fire extinguisher be present in a dormitory.
(Source: P.A. 97-899, eff. 1-1-13.)