Means of Egress

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Smoke Partitions
Are smoke partitions required?
a
NFPA 101, Sec. 6-3 and
Occupancy Chapter
b
Doors, windows, and dampers protecting openings
NFPA 101, Para 6-3.4.3
in smoke partitions must be self-closing or
automatic-closing by smoke
General
a
Is the fire wall, fire or smoke partition
NFPA 101, Paras 6-2.2
complete? (Does it extend from floor slab
and 6-3.2
to floor slab or does the ceiling have equal
b
Is the fire wall, fire or smoke partition
clearly delineated on plans (shaded, cross-
hatched, labeled)?
5.
MEANS OF EGRESS
a.
Classify occupancy(ies) per Life Safety Code
NFPA 101, Ch.4.
b.
Determine Occupant Load Factor from Life
NFPA 101, pph 5-3.1.2
Safety Code
Determine occupant load by dividing floor area
c.
NFPA 101, pph 5-3.1.2
by Occupant Load Factor. Calculate this for
each floor or area.
Determine Egress Capacity for each approved
d.
NFPA 101, pph 5-3.3.1
component of the means of egress per the
Life Safety Code.
e.
Determine minimum required width of each egress
NFPA 101, pph 5-3.3.1
component by multiplying egress capacity factor
by the occupant load (number of people) served
by the egress component.
f.
In addition to the calculation performed in (e)
NFPA 101, pph 5-3.4
above, does each component of egress meet the
required absolute minimum width?
NFPA 101, Table
What is the maximum allowable travel distance?
A-5-6.1
Is it met?
h.
What is the maximum allowable dead end length?
NFPA 101, Table
Is it met?
A-5-6.1