Mandate being considered by the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council on Residential New ConstructionThe plan is to install fire sprinklers in all new construction of single family, two family and townhomes in NY. It is felt that sprinklers would increase construction costs passing it onto the buyer. At a time when home sales are beginning to recover somewhat it is not a good …idea to add this costly mandate. If the consumer wants sprinklers it should be a choice not a mandate. If you feel that this is a bad idea you can visit this web site by clicking on, or copy and paste into your web browser.