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high-rise

A concept with no fixed definition except as contained within specific fire codes or building codes.In commercial real estate,it is generally understood by reference to what it is not.It is not a low-rise, which is a one- or two-story structure. It is not a midrise, which could be anything between three and six, perhaps eight stories high, depending on the community. A high-rise is anything taller than a midrise.The meaning of high-rise in Asheville,North Carolina,will be different than that in New York City or Chicago.

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The necessary infrastructure, such as a fire pump and standpipe, is already present in most high-rises, making fire sprinklers a cost-effective solution.
While 2012 saw over twice as many high-rises under construction in Toronto than in the Big Apple, the gap is now only just under a third--and the trend seems to be continuing.
Some structural engineers said the new study reinforced other, less sophisticated computer simulations that cast doubt on the safety of midlevel high-rises, especially older buildings.
According to Sullivan's February report, Washington's building, the three high-rises left at Robert Taylor and 28 buildings at the Dearborn and Ickes homes are combined into one beat area.
Very few high-rise building fires spread beyond the room or floor where the fire first starts because many high-rise buildings have sprinklers, smoke detectors and fire-resistive construction.
The Serna-Cal/EPA building topped 87 others in the existing building program to win the first high-rise gold certification.
Approximately 100 of the older high-rises chose to install fire sprinklers to comply with the city's Life Safety Evaluation (LSE) ordinance that had a deadline of January 1, 2015.
Utilizing modern technology, tax increment financing (TIFF), and existing standpipes, we can install sprinklers throughout all Chicago's high-rises economically.
29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the evening of December 20, a single fire sprinkler controlled a stove grease fire on the 23rd floor of the Adler Place residential high-rise on Chicago's Near South Side.
All existing commercial high-rise buildings must complete this retrofit work by July 1, 2006 and file affidavits with the DOB by the same date.
According to Andrew Weiss, Trump's Executive Vice President of Construction, "The Trump Organization has a well-deserved reputation for presenting the best in building services to our high-rise residents.
In 2003, Schaumburg required fire sprinklers in all high-rises, including existing buildings by June 2012.