means of egress

means of egress

A continuous path of travel from any point in a building or structure to the outside at ground level.
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They are puzzled, too, by the seeming impossibility of reconciling the voices heard in contention, with the facts that no one was discovered up stairs but the assassinated Mademoiselle L'Espanaye, and that there were no means of egress without the notice of the party ascending.
When she had laid the supper-cloth, the bridge was lowered to give her means of egress, and she withdrew for the night.
The vertical raise provides a second means of egress and is an important safety feature as Alba embarks upon underground exploration within the mine.
Organized to follow the general layout of the code, chapters address eight general categories: administration; building planning; fire protection; means of egress; accessibility; the building envelope, structural systems, and construction materials; building services, special devices, and special additions; and appendices.
Also, it found out that the sprinkler systems at the fourth floor occupied by SSI was not functional; insufficient means of egress for the fourth floor; some existing doors have no self-closing device; some stairs were not fully enclosed; ground floor stair landing of the one exit was utilized as storage; failure to notify nearest fire station when the fire alarm system and sprinkler systems were out of service for more than four hours; dry standpipes were not installed at exits; proper raceways were not provided on the electrical wirings installed at the renovated portion of the third portal; and designated fire safety inspectors failed to indicate the correct fire safety status or violations of the buildings.
The ordinance provides that markings must be situated on doors and door frames, stairways, handrails, ramps and steps, means of egress, obstacles, safety equipment.
excessive combustible material accumulated in means of egress and on the roof
The Vocon team re-branded the fire stairs in the space as both a means of egress and a tool to connect the floors experientially.
"We're already in a bad environment, what compounds it is if something has gone wrong in that structure - a partial collapse, the firefighter is lost, disoriented or can't find their way back out, or the fire comes up and gets their means of egress (escape)."
It's worthwhile to mention that adequate coverage has been provided to not only general principles and requirements but subjects such as classification of occupancy, building services, fire safety construction features, fire protection systems, means of egress, fire department access and water supply, combustible waste, etc.
The codes therefore have less-stringent requirements for design and layout of the means of egress for smoke-protected assembly seating.
MEP designers must be able to provide appropriate means of egress and clear evacuation strategies.