luminous eGRESS mARKINGS
hIGH rISE bUILDINGS
With the implementation of the 2015 International Building and Fire Codes on July 1, 2016, requirements for luminous egress path markings became retroactive to existing high-rise buildings [see IFC 1104.25, 1025]. It is now mandatory for new and existing high-rise residential and commercial buildings to install luminous egress signage and path markings in stairwells and landings.
As this code is retroactive, current IFC 2018: Section 1025, our office has taken the stance that we are willing to work with the various property owners and develop a 1-3 year plan in order to become compliant.. The Fire Marshal’s office understands that this creates an additional cost and both proper planning and budgeting need to occur. The office requests a written plan to declare your implementation and that an acceptable compliance is met to ensure the life safety of your building occupants.