Commercial Consistency General: Land Use and Environmental Service Agency

Commercial Consistency
Land Use and Environmental Service Agency
(Code Enforcement)
August Q&A 2011
(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.