Travel Distance Limits

OCCUPANCY TYPE (new building)
CODE REF. TRAVEL DISTANCE LIMITS
AMBULATORY (Not Sprinklered) 20.2.6.2.1, 7.6 46 m. (from any point in a room to exit)
AMBULATORY (Sprinklered) 20.2.6.2.2, 7.6 61 m. (from any point in a room to exit)
ASSEMBLY (Not Sprinklered) 12.2.6.2 61 m. (from any point to exit)
ASSEMBLY (Sprinklered) 12.2.6.2(1) 76 m. (from any point to exit)
BUSINESS (Not Sprinklered) 38.2.6.2, 7.6 61 m. (from any point in the building to exit)
BUSINESS (Sprinklered) 38.2.6.3, 7.6 91 m. (from any point in the building to exit)
HEALTHCARE 18.2.6.2.1, 7.6, 18.2.6.2.3 61 m. (from any point in a room to exit)
15 m. (from any point in sleeping room to room access door)
EDUCATIONAL(Not Sprinklered) (14.2.6.2) 46 m. (from any point in the building to exit)
EDUCATIONAL(Sprinklered) 14.2.6.3, 7.6 61 m. (from any point in the building to exit)
ONE & TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS
(-) No Requirements
HOTELS AND DORMITORIES (Not Sprinklered) (28.2.6.1, 28.2.6.3.1) 23 m. (within guest room to corridor door)
30 m. (from corridor door to exit)
(see also 28.2.6.3.3.2)
HOTELS AND DORMITORIES (Sprinklered) (28.2.6.2, 28.2.6.3.2) 38 m. (within guest room to corridor door)
61 m. (from corridor door to exit)
APARTMENTS (Not Sprinklered) (30.2.6.1, 30.2.6.3.1) 23 m. (within dwelling unit to corridor door)
30 m. (from apt. entrance door to exit)
APARTMENTS (Sprinklered) (30.2.6.2, 30.2.6.3.2) 38 m. (within dwelling unit to corridor door)
61 m. (from apt. entrance door to exit)
MERCANTILE (Not Sprinklered) (36.2.6.1, 36.2.6.3) 46 m. (if ordinary hazard)
23 m. (if high hazard)
MERCANTILE (Sprinklered) (26.2.6.2) 76 m. (if ordinary hazard)
STORAGE
(42.2.6)(42.8.2.6.1) (see table 42.2.6 for Travel distance to exit for storage occupancy)(see table 42.8.2.6.1 for Travel distance to exit for basement parking)
INDUSTRIAL
(Table 40.2.5) Refer to Table 40.2.5
Allowable travel distances will vary with the type and size of occupancy and the degree of hazard present. For most occupancies, the allowable travel distance is permitted to be increased if the building is protected throughout by automatic sprinkler systems.

Notes:

  • Last update: 09jan2017
  • 7.6* Measurement of Travel Distance.
  • Code Reference used is NFPA-101 2012 edition unless otherwise noted.
  • These information is not complete and intended to be used as quick references only, always refer to NFPA or your local codes for complete information.

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