Where an automatic sprinkler system is required to be installed by Section 903 of the Building Code of New York State , an adequate water supply shall be deemed to be available where the automatic sprinkler system can be designed and installed without installation of a fire pump. Where an adequate water supply is not available, the code enforcement official may accept alternative means for protecting occupants. A written report shall be prepared and submitted by a registered design professional which provides documentation that the proposed alternative(s) meet the performance standard.
The means of egress from nightclubs shall be in conformance with Section 1029 of the Fire Code of New York State for A occupancies. Existing nightclubs required to conform with provisions of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code in effect on or after January 1, 1984 shall not be required to conform with Section 1029.