Yes. As per sub-point 9 and question#10 under NYC Fire Code Guide, Chapter 9, Frequently Asked Question, it is mentioned as follows;
Fire Code 311.2.2 requires that fire protection systems in a temporarily vacant floor or other space of an existing building be maintained in good working order. Removal of building fire protection systems must be authorized by the Department of Buildings (DOB) by the issuance of work permit with the concurrence of the Fire Department and/or in accordance with Fire Department requirements. (See Building Code Sections BC 3303.7.4.3 and 3303.9)
When building renovations require removal of existing fire protection systems, it is DOB policy (set forth in DOB Buildings Bulletin 2012-009) to mandate installation of a temporary loop sprinkler system around the building core. DOB policy also requires that fire alarm systems be maintained during alteration work to the maximum extent feasible.
Fire Alarm system detectors may be covered or removed to prevent unnecessary alarms resulting from construction work, but DOB policy generally requires that other fire alarm system components, including sprinkler flow alarms and manual pull stations, be maintained in an operational condition. In such circumstances, an Impairment Coordinator must be designated for the temporary loop sprinkler system and the fire alarm system components that remain operational, in addition to the building standpipe system, if the building has one.
In the rare circumstance that DOB authorizes removal of the building’s fire protection systems without installation of a temporary sprinkler system or maintenance of alarm system components, and the building has no standpipe system, no impairment coordinator is required.
An impairment coordinator is required for any premises at which there is an operational standpipe, sprinkler system or fire alarm system.
An impairment coordinator is not required at any premises that lawfully has none of these systems or lawfully removes the system(s).
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