[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Upper Saddle River as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Engineered Lumber
[Adopted 2-4-2010 by Ord. No. 2-10]
The purpose of this article is to mandate the exterior identification of all structures within the Borough of Upper Saddle River that utilize lightweight wood, wood truss, steel truss, composite truss, laminated wood, wood I-beams, or any other premanufactured lumber as a method to construct, renovate, or alter any section of an individual structure or dwelling unit. The pre-incident identification of these buildings will provide fire-suppression crews with critical strategic and tactical information to be utilized during fire-fighting operations and will significantly enhance the safety of fire-suppression personnel operating at emergency incidents. This article shall apply to all structures consisting of truss or premanufactured building components not currently regulated for identification within the current New Jersey Editions of the Uniform Construction Code and the International Fire Code.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ENGINEERED LUMBER
- Prefabricated I-joists, truss joists, truss rafters, laminated beams and studs and any other materials that may fit within this category.
- REFLECTIVE SYMBOL
- An emblem made of reflective material, in the shape and form as described by the Uniform Construction Code (UCC), the Uniform Fire Code (UFC) and the International Fire Code, New Jersey Edition (IFC), with the mentioned modifications, in order to maintain continuity throughout the state in identifying as structure as containing engineered lumber.
- A combination of materials to form a construction for occupancy, use or ornamentation, whether installed on, above or below the surface of a parcel of land.
All definitions in the current UCC, the UFC and the IFC shall be the same for this article.
The Borough Construction Official or designee shall determine if a structure contains engineered lumber.
All structures containing engineered lumber must have a reflective symbol affixed to the following locations:
The primary location will be the electrical meter.
In the event the electrical meter is inside the structure, the secondary location will be the area of the gas meter that is plainly visible.
In the event the gas meter is inside the building, the third and final location will be the garage door.
The reflective symbol shall be applied by the Construction Official / Fire Official or designee and shall be a condition of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy in new construction and the certificate of acceptance in other than new construction.
The reflective symbol shall be an emblem made of reflective material, in the shape and form as described by the UCC. The dimensions shall be five inches by 2.5 inches. This shape and design shall be used in order to maintain continuity throughout the state in identifying a structure as containing engineered lumber.
This reflective symbol will be supplied by the Borough at no expense to the owner.
This article shall apply to all structures, whether residential, commercial or otherwise, including structures existing at the time of the effective date of this article. Existing structures shall be posted according to these guidelines with the owner's consent.
This article shall be enforced by the Construction Official, the Zoning Officer and the Fire Official of the Borough of Upper Saddle River.
It is the responsibility of the homeowner to assure the integrity of the reflective symbol. In the event it is removed, damaged or fades over time, it shall be the owner's responsibility to contact the Building Department to have a new reflective symbol installed.
Any person violating this article by refusing to use the reflective symbol or by removing or tampering with the reflective symbol shall be subject to a fine in an amount of $250 per violation. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.