Buildings classified as Occupancy Group R-2 that are 150 feet or more in height and that have non-sequential or non-standard floor numbering have to electronically submit a building information card also known as BIC.
Per the FDNY:
The BIC shall be 11” x 17” in size and shall contain a color-coded plot plan and elevation of the building detailing bordering streets, entrances, floor numbers, stairs, elevators, shafts, standpipes, and mechanical equipment room locations.
The elevation diagram depicting the building shall be clearly marked with the designated floor number or letter for each floor above and below grade level.
The building information card shall include in the bottom right-hand portion of the card a statement indicating the non-sequential or non-standard nature of the floor numbering.
What kind of buildings fall under Occupancy Group R-2?
Residential buildings with more than 2 dwelling units including apartment buildings; supervised, for-profit, congregate living adult homes; long-lease hotels; student apartments; convents and monasteries with over 20 occupants; etc.
Where do I apply?
You can apply on the High Rise Residential Building (Non-Sequential Floor Numbering) BIC page here
- BIC must identify non-sequential (and/or other non-standard) floor numbering in buildings (or parts thereof) 150 feet or more in height that are classified in Occupancy Group R-2
- Applies to buildings with vanity floor numbering, as well as those that skip a floor (for example, no 13th floor)