Commercial Consistency Land Use and Environmental Service Agency (Code Enforcement) August Q&A 2011 General: 1. (Q) Does exception 2 in section 1015.2 apply to an occupied roof? (A) Yes, even though the roof is not sprinklered, the building is fully sprinklered and therefore 1/3 the diagonal between exits would still apply. 2. (Q) Does the 400 feet of travel distance in section 1016.2 apply if an ESFR sprinkler system is installed and the smoke an heat vents removed? (A) No, the commentary clearly states that the sprinkler system and the smoke and heat vents must work together to get the 400 feet of travel distance. 3. (Q) Which code is to be used in conjunction with section 421to meet the requirements of these occupancies. (A) Either the requirements for R-3 occupancy out of the Building Code or the Residential Building Code may be used. 4. (Q) What does section 2605.2 item 3mean? (A) On the exterior of a building no single piece of plastic shall be greater than 300 sq. ft. in area and shall be separated vertically by 4’-0” and horizontally by at least a noncombustible mullion. 5. (Q) Is a toilet room required to be separated from a rated corridor? (A) No if the following conditions are met. 1) The toilet is separated from the rest of the building with walls constructed as corridor walls. 2) No other rooms open off the toilet room. 3) The room contains no gas or electrical appliances ( except electric hand dryers). 4) The room is not used for any other purpose than for which it was designed.