BDCS 5 (code)

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BDCS 5 (code)
2014-08-01 22:21:16
General Code NCARB ARE

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  1. What is exit access travel distance?
    Distance between an occupant must travel from most remote point of travel
  2. What is common path of egress?
    Portion of an exit access that occupants are required to traverse before two separate and distinct paths of egress travel to two exits are available.
  3. What is exit separation distance?
    Minimum distance by which two exits must be separated when two exits are required
  4. What can exits not pass thru?
    Kitchens, store rooms, closets, other spaces for similar purposes through rooms that can be locked
  5. What requires more than one exit?
    Spaces with 50 occ load or more require two exits in path of travel
  6. Occupancy Types
    • A: Assembly
    • B: Business
    • E: Educational
    • F: Factory
    • H: Hazardous
    • I: Institutional
    • M: Mercantile
    • R: Residential
    • S: Storage
    • U: Utility
  7. Noncombustible
    • components made of steel, concrete, masonry, or some other limited combustible
    • a building that can not burn
    • type I and type II
  8. combustible
    • components made of wood or other combustible materials
    • type¬† III, IV, and V
  9. class A (flame spread)
    flame spread 0 to 25
  10. class B (flame spread)
    flame spread 26 to 75
  11. class C (flame spread)
    flame spread 76 to 200
  12. enclosed vertical exitways flame spread rating
    class A
  13. other exitways (such as corridors)
    class B
  14. rooms in assembly and institutional occupancies
    class B
  15. rooms in other occupancies
    class C
  16. dwelling units (R-3)
    class C
  17. 3 exit requirement
    501 to 1000 occ load
  18. standard corridor width
  19. ASTM D 2859 or NFPA 253
    floor finish testing
  20. ASTM E 84
    • flame spread measurments
    • also referred to as UL 992 and NFPA 255 or Steiner Tunnel Test
  21. min corridor width over 100 occ
  22. max travel distance
    • without sprinklers 200ft
    • with sprinklers 250ft
  23. class A fire doors
    • 3hr rating
    • used in openings in fire walls or division walls between buildings or sections of buildings
    • not permitted to have windows
  24. class B fire doors
    • 1-1/2hr rating
    • used in openings in enclosed vertical shafts, such as stairs or elevators
    • must be self-closing
    • can have glazing up to 100sf
  25. class D doors
    • 1-1/2 hr rating
    • intended for severe¬† fire exposure in exterior walls and no glass is permitted
  26. class E doors
    • 3/4 hr rating
    • exterior walls with up to 720sf of wired glass
  27. roll-in type shower clearances
    • 60x30 shower
    • 60x36 clearance in front of shower
  28. fireplace clearances
    • 16" clear from face of fire place (under 6ft)
    • 20" clear from face of fire place (over 6ft)
  29. stair treads are permitted to differ up to...
    ... 0.375
  30. elevator opening
  31. clear toilet stall dimensions
    60" deep by 59" wide
  32. accessible parking spaces to total parking spaces
    • 1:25 up to 200 spaces, with an additional space for each 100 spaces up to 500 spaces
    • above 500 spaces, bases on percentage
  33. restrictions on surface materials per the building code
    • occupancy group
    • location in the building
  34. size for window rescue
    • min width of 20in
    • min height of 24in
    • min clr opening 5ft ground floor, 5.7ft upper floors
    • max sill height 44in
  35. 3 federal laws mandating accessibility to certain historic structures
    • 1) Americans with Disabilities Act
    • 2) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Ace
    • 3) Architectural Barriers Act