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Fire Fighting Lobby – NFPA 5000 requirements

Image below is an example of Fire Fighting Lobby;

Reference from NFPA 5000;

54.12.1.1  A minimum of one fire service access elevators shall be sized in accordance with 54.3.2.

54.12.2.2.1  Each fire service access elevator lobby shall have direct access to an exit stair enclosure.

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Horizontal Exit

reference: NFPA 101-7.2.4

The horizontal exit is probably the least understood and most underutilized of all the means of egress components. In essence, the horizontal exit is an exit that allows occupants to egress from one side of a building to another side through a fire-resistance-rated assembly, such as a fire wall or fire barrier.

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Door Hardwares

  • BS EN 179:2008 Building hardware. Emergency exit devices operated by a lever handle or push pad, for use on escape routes. Requirements and test methods *
  • BS EN 1125:2008 Building hardware. Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes.

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Egress Door Locking

OCCUPANCY TYPE(new building)
CODE REF.
EGRESS DOOR LOCKING

AMBULATORY
NFPA 101 – 20.1.1.1.7
Doors can be locked to confine and protect building inhabitants

ASSEMBLY
NFPA 101, 7.2.1.5.3
Door shall be openable from inside, without use of key

BUSINESS
NFPA 101,

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Delayed-Egress Locking System

OCCUPANCY TYPE
(new building)

CODE REF.
ACCESS-CONTROLLED EGRESS DOOR REQUIREMENTS

AMBULATORY
()

ASSEMBLY
(12.2.2.2.4, and 7.2.1.6.1)
allows delayed-egress locking (Except at main entrance doors) in compliance with 7.2.1.6.1.

BUSINESS
(38.2.2.2.4, and 7.2.1.6.1)
allows delayed-egress lock complying with 7.2.1.6.1.

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Access Controlled Egress Door

OCCUPANCY TYPE
(new building)

CODE REF.
ACCESS-CONTROLLED EGRESS DOOR REQUIREMENTS

AMBULATORY
()

ASSEMBLY
(12.2.2.2.5, and 7.2.1.6.2)
allows access-control egress doors in compliance with 7.2.1.6.2 (Except when the building is occupied, the locking system shall be disabled).

BUSINESS
(38.2.2.2.5,

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Number of Means of Exit

OCCUPANCY TYPE (new building)

CODE REF.
NUMBER OF MEANS OF EXIT

AMBULATORY
(Sprinklered or Not Sprinklered)
(20.2.4 and 7.4)
Minimum Two (2)

ASSEMBLY
(Sprinklered or Not Sprinklered)
(12.2.4 and 7.4)
Minimum Two (2)

BUSINESS
(Sprinklered or Not Sprinklered)
(38.2.4 and 7.4)
Minimum Two (2) on every storey

HEALTHCARE
(18.2.4 and 7.4)
Minimum Two (2) on every storey

EDUCATIONAL
(14.2.4 and 7.4)

(14.2.5.4)
Minimum Two (2) on every storey

Room shall have at least Two (2) doors if area >

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