CASE 3: Side Coiling with Complying Swing Egress Door(s)

Occupancy Separation

Post grade 12 educational occupancies are typically classified as “B” occupancies and usually incorporate mixed occupancies that are often considered accessory – full service kitchens and cafeterias (A-2), assembly areas (A), and dormitories (R-2) occupancies. Even though these spaces are ancillary to and a functional portion of the original larger occupancy they must be separated when they exceed the 10% rule.

This third case study features a different product under the same code premise, the requirement to separate an “A-3” occupancy (library) from the rest of the “B” occupancy, school. The feature product is the Side Coiling with Conventional Egress Assembly due to limited width of pocket space.