CASE 4: Vertical Acting with Complying Swing Egress Door(s)

Occupancy Separation

Complying with Table 508.4 and providing fire barrier walls to separate occupancies can be limiting to the design. Also, using non-separated provisions to eliminate restrictive fire barrier walls becomes extremely costly due to added fire and life safety requirements that affect the entire structure.

This application illustrates McKEON’s capacity to provide 3-hour separation, conforming to a large occupant load exit width without occupying side stacking space. Deploying only in case of fire or emergency, both egress and fire separation requirements are satisfied without compromising design.