Happy New Year all. My question is related to the requirements of wall and opening protections required by CBC 1019.2 for an exterior egress balcony. In referencing that these protections be made "...as required for corridors..." do all of the exceptions of CBC 1018 and/or occupant load allowances of Table 1018.1 apply or must these areas be rated or provide a second stairway?
Please post a plan view so the combination of circumstances can be understood. Not sure of how the occupant load exception relates to a second stairway if you are dealing with an exterior stair fire resistive construction requirement.
Thanks for the reply. I will do my best to provide a layout, unfortunately I am unable to provide it now. The question more simply stated is ..do the requirements and exception of CBC 1018, in their entirety, apply to the enforcement of CBC 1019. Thanks for any insight.
I found some info on 1019 in the 2012 IBC commentary, attached. There is a good statement of intent regarding fire separation for exterior exit balconies and in my opinion the 1018 exceptions do not apply given the intent to protect the exterior balcony.
Jim- This was my opinion as well based on the commentary. Not to clear, but the intent defiantly lends toward protection. Thanks again for your input.
Is "defiantly" a Freudian slip or an autocorrect malaprop?
My mistake. Thanks again for the feed back.