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# North Carolina Fire Code Chapter 10

Table 1003.2.2.2 Maximum Floor Area per Occupant Square Foot of Area Being 12000 Calculated V / S q F t = =

1003.2.2.9 Fixed seating
For areas having fixed seating without dividing arms, the occupant load shall not be less than the number of seats based on one person for each 18 inches (457 mm) of seating length.

OCCUPANCY

Divided by

## 18-inches per person

Equals

Number of Occupants

/ 40 24

18

## Agricultural building Aircraft hangars Airport terminal

300 500

gross gross

The occupant load of seating booths shall be based on one person for each 24 inches (610 mm) of booth seat length measured at the backrest of the seat booth.

100 15

gross gross

= = = =

Divided by

## 24-inches per person

Equals

Number of Occupants

Baggage claim

20

gross

24

Baggage handling

300

gross

Table 1005.1 Egress Width Per Occupant Served (Figure Occupant Load Using Existing Exits) Without Sprinkler System With Sprinkler System(a)
Stairways (Inches per Occupant) Other egress components (Inches per occupant) Other egress components (Inches per occupant)

Assembly Gaming floors (keno, slots, etc.) Assembly with fixed seats Assembly without fixed seats Concentrated (chairs onlynot fixed) 11 gross

1091

See 1003.2.2.9

Exit In.

In./Occ 0.3

Exit In.

In./Occ 0.2

Exit In.

In./Occ 0.2

Exit In.

In./Occ 0.15

net

1714

= Exit In.

0 In./Occ 0.7

= Exit In.

0 In./Occ 0.4

= Exit In.

0 In./Occ 0.3

= Exit In.

0 In./Occ 0.2

Standing space

net

2400

## Unconcentrated (tables and chairs)

15

net

800

0 In./Occ

= Exit In.

0 In./Occ

= Exit In.

0 In./Occ 0.3

= Exit In.

0 In./Occ 0.2

Bowling centers, allow 5 persons for each lane including 15 feet of runway, and for additional areas

net

1714

Institutional: I-2

Not Applicable

Not Applicable = 0 = 0

Business areas Courtroomsother than fixed seating areas Dormitories Educational Classroom area Shops and other vocational room areas Exercise rooms H-5 Fabrication and manufacturing areas Industrial areas

100 40 50

## gross net gross

= = =

120 300 240 Table 1005.1 Egress Width Per Occupant Served (Figure Exit Inches Using Occupant Load) Without Sprinkler System
Stairways (Inches per Occupant) Other egress components (Inches per occupant)

## With Sprinkler System(a)

Stairways (Inches per Occupant) Other egress components (Inches per occupant)

20 50 50

= = = = =

## 600 240 240 60 120

Occupancy Occupancie s other than those listed below. Occ Load In./Occ 0.3 = Occ Load Hazardous: H-1, H-2,H-3 and H-4 = 0 In./Occ 0.7 0 In./Occ

In./Occ 0.2

200 100

gross gross

0 In./Occ 0.4

## In./Occ Occ Load In./Occ 0.3 0.2 = 0

Institutional areas

0 In./Occ

240 100

gross gross

= = = =

## In./Occ Occ Load In./Occ 0.3 0.2 = 0

Not Applicable

Not Applicable = 0

Sleeping areas Kitchens, commercial Library Reading rooms Stack area Locker rooms

120 200

gross gross

a. Buildings equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1 or 903.3.1.2.

50 100 50

= = =

0 120 240

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Mercantile Basement and grade floor areas Areas on other floors 30 60 gross gross gross gross gross gross gross net gross gross