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      Q: Due to a state energy code, there is an entry air lock/vestibule at our hospital’s main entrance. Is the existing travel distance measured to the first…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 22, 2021
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      Q: Are there any life safety requirements concerning courtyards? We have an outdoor courtyard, surrounded on all sides by our building, with one door…

      Katrina Reed | Sep 25, 2019
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      Q: I could not find in the 2012 Life Safety Code if there is a specific width requirement for a sidewalk as an exit discharge.

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 31, 2018
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      Q: We have a hospital with a number of exit enclosures. These passageways have a large number of unrelated utilities running above the ceiling.…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 5, 2018
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      Q: A main circulation corridor in a Hospital (Institutional Use I-2, 8' wide) passes thru the 2-Hr Use Group separation of adjacent medical offices…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 16, 2018
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      Q: Are operating rooms required to have two (2) exit doors? I have not seen this room but am under the assumption it is between 400 and 500 square feet.

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 19, 2018
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      Q: We have converted our old hospital building into a combination of outpatient facilities and office (business) uses. There are three exits that have no…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 14, 2018
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      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 22, 2018
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      Q: I have an existing 3 story building in an urban environment with an exterior stair which discharges into an enclosed rear yard. The access to a public…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 20, 2017
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      Q: If I want to classify my building as a healthcare occupancy, even though I have a business or ambulatory healthcare occupancy in it, I know I need to…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 30, 2017