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Exit Signs

Exit Signs are required in all Occupancy types except One and Two Family Dwellings (NFPA 101-xx.2.10 and 7.10).

The maximum viewing distance for exit sign is 30 m..

location of exit sign
(a) Luminance. Exit and directional signs shall have a luminance on the face of such signs of not less than 5 foot-candles (50 lux).

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Emergency Lighting

OCCUPANCY TYPE (new building)

CODE REF.
EMERGENCY LIGHTING

AMBULATORY
(Sprinklered and Not Sprinklered)
NFPA 101, 2012 (20.2.9.1 and 7.9)
Yes, required.

BUSINESS
(Sprinklered and Not Sprinklered)
NFPA 101, 2012 (38.2.9.1 and 7.9)
Yes, required where one of the following exists:
a) The building is 2 stories above the level of exit discharge
b) The occupancy is subject to 50 occupants above or below the level of exit of discharge
c) The total occupant load is subject to 300 occupants

HEALTHCARE
NFPA 101,

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Fire Alarm System

OCCUPANCY TYPE
(new building)

CODE REF.
FIRE ALARM REQUIREMENTS

AMBULATORY
(20.3.4.1, and 9.6)
Yes, required to be provided with fire alarm system.

ASSEMBLY
(12.3.4.1, and 9.6)
Yes, required to be provided with approved fire alarm system when occupant load is more than 300 occupants.

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