For assembly occupancies (such as a bar, lounge or restaurant with an occupant load
greater than 100 people), the 2015 /-Codes requires that all floors between the occupied roof and the exit level must be equipped with sprinklers.
Age of the building correlated strongly with energy utilization among the physical characteristics of the building while occupancy and occupant load
correlated well for the operational characteristics of the building.
B&A Inc, 165 W 11th Ave; tenant infill for Chinese dim sum restaurant with minor structural upgrade and the addition of fire sprinklers throughout; maximum occupant load
is 299 or alarms are triggered; basement is available for S1 storage use only; $250,000.
Required Fire- Resistance Rating (Hours) Occupancy Occupant Load
Without Served by Corridor Sprinkler System H-1, H-2, H-3, L All Not Permitted H-4, H-5, L Greater Than 30 Not Permitted Ad, B, E, F, M, S, U Greater Than 30 1 R-1, R-2, R-3, R-3.
Licensed for eat-in & take-out, w/an authorized occupant load
In some instances, the new Civil Defence Fire Code requires more stringent designs, such as the requirement for 1200 mm wide exit stairs and corridors (for stairs with a cumulative occupant load
of less than 2000 persons) instead of 1120 mm exit stairs and corridors as required by NFPA as well as the requirement for 1-hour fire rated corridor and tenant separation walls and tenant doors, instead of 30-minutes required by NFPA.
Though each coil spring can be easily compressed between thumb and forefinger, distributing the occupant load
across rows of springs provides the proper support and lets the seat contour to the user's back.
The sprinkler appeals board, which consists of various state officials, including the fire marshal, decided that while the function hall appears to have many private events focused on dining, and entertainment is not the main focus of the events, the function hall "clearly does not meet the unconcentrated occupant load
requirement based on the current legal capacity limit.
Codes require a minimum of two stairwells of such a size to handle the largest occupant load
floor of a high rise.
No place of public assembly should be filled beyond authorized occupant load
Creating a minimum number of automatic doors at public entrances based on the occupant load
of the building or space.
The occupant load
is not a constant in data centers and is subject to changes dependent on the specific industry it serves and the rate of disruptive change that industry experiences over both the short and long-terms (explosive growth of online video for example).