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I am currently working on a project which we call a "Project Review". It intells the inspection of the structure, review of the scope of work and contracts of work to be completed. These building are 3 story multi. family homes of approx. 100 years of age. Per the IBC they would be required to have fire sprinklers installed if they were being built today. The rehab work consist of the removal of all sheet rock minor framing changes and additional interior improvements. Now, where does the building loose its "Grandfather" on bring it totally up to code. Primarly regarding the fire protection.

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Usually either the Building Department or the Fire Department's Fire Prevention Bureau is resposible for enforcing those rules, and therefore they'd be the best resource on local code.

Frankfort Fire Department has a full-time Inspector position. Try him first.

At least try to get sprinklers in the common areas and utility rooms. Fire moves wicked-fast in the old buildings.

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Bryan,

By your description, it sounds to me like this job involves an architect/engineer, plans, permits etc. If that is what you are, don't you have this information? Or... can't you get it from them. If you are not, even if you could find out, how can it be considered "qualified" information and not simply "hear say" and a liability for you?

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