Acushnet, Ma. - Truss Identification Sign Code - ROOF

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TRUSS CONSTRUCTION IDENTIFICATION OF COMMERICAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS Section 1.0 Introduction: 1.1 This by-law provides that commercial and industrial buildings that utilize truss type construction shall be marked by an emblem that informs persons conducting fire control and other emergency operations of the existence of truss construction. Section 2.0 Definitions: 2.1 For the purp..
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TRUSS CONSTRUCTION IDENTIFICATION OF COMMERICAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS

Section 1.0 Introduction:

1.1 This by-law provides that commercial and industrial buildings that utilize truss type construction shall be marked by an emblem that informs persons conducting fire control and other emergency operations of the existence of truss construction.

Section 2.0 Definitions:

2.1 For the purpose of this by-law, commercial and industrial buildings and structures shall mean those buildings and structures classified as such by the Acushnet Building Commissioner using the classification system found in 780 CMR (The Massachusetts State Building Code) or it’ successors.

2.2 For the purpose of this by-law, truss construction shall mean a fabricated structure of wood or steel, made up of a series of members connected at their ends to form a series of triangles to span a distance greater than would be possible with any of the individual members on their own. Truss type construction shall not include:

1) Individual wind or seismic bracing components which form triangles when diagonally connected to the main structure system.

Section 3.0 Enforcement:

3.1 The head of the fire department or his or her designee shall be responsible for ensuring the proper placement of emblems on buildings or structures covered by this by-law. The Acushnet Building Commissioner shall only release certificates of occupancy to those new businesses found to be in compliance with the requirements of this by-law.

3.2 All commercial and industrial businesses in operation at the time this by-law is ratified shall be required to have an emblem or emblems placed in the locations identified by the Fire Chief within six months.

3.3 Any person who fails to permit the posting of a structure as set forth in this by-law, or who removes or willingly obstructs from view the fire official’s designated posting, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense. Every day that a violation continues after its abatement has been ordered by the Town and sufficient time has elapsed to permit abatement shall constitute a new offense.

3.4 The emblems will be made available by the Acushnet Fire / Rescue Department at no cost to the building owner / manager.

Section 4.0 Emblems:

4.1 The shape of the emblem shall be a circle of six inches in diameter. The emblem background shall be reflective white in color. The circle border and contents shall be reflective red in color, conforming to Pantone matching system (PMS) #187.

Section 5.0 Truss Designations:

5.1 The following letters shall be printed on the emblem identifying the existence of truss construction using the alphabetic designation for the structural components that are of truss construction, as follows:

“F” shall mean floor framing, including girders and beams

“R” shall mean roof framing

“FR” shall mean floor and roof framing

Section 6.0 Emblem Locations:

6.1 Emblems identifying the existence of truss construction shall be permanently affixed in the locations directed and in a manner approved by the Fire Chief.

6.2 Table #1 will be used as an emblem location guide for fire officials. Every effort is to be made as to not interfere with advertising or graphic designs located on the doors, windows or face of the buildings covered by this by-law.

TABLE #1

TRUSS IDENTIFICATION SIGN LOCATIONS

Exterior building entrance doors, exterior exit discharge doors, and exterior roof access doors to a stairway:

Attached to all mains means of egress at the door or sidelight, or directly on the street side of the building

Fire department hose connections:

Attached to the face of the building, not more than 12 inches (305 mm) horizontally from the center line of the fire department hose connection, and not less than 42 inches (1067 mm) nor more than 60 inches (1524 mm) above the adjoining walking surface

Truss ID Sign - Product Specifications
Dimensions 6.0 INCH DIAMETER CIRCLE
Color PMS #187 RED LAYERED ON WHITE
Sticker Material REFLECTIVE VINYL - ENGINEERED GRADE
Plate Material REFLECTIVE VINYL - ENGINEERED GRADE MOUNTED ON .080 ALUMINUM PLATE

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