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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 = =

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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

FLOOR AREA IN SQUARE FEET PER OCCUPANT

Occupant Load of Area

Total Bench Length in Inches

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.

Concourse Waiting areas

100 15

gross gross

= = = =

120 800 600 40

Total Bench Length in Inches

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

Occupancy Occupancie s other than those listed below.

Stairways (Inches per Occupant)

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

Hazardous: H-1, H-2,H-3 and H-4 = Exit In.

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

net net gross

= = = = =

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

Occ Load

In./Occ 0.2

Occ Load

In./Occ Occ Load In./Occ 0.2 0.15 = 0

200 100

gross gross

= Occ Load

0 In./Occ 0.4

= Occ Load

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

Institutional areas

= Occ Load

0 In./Occ

= Occ Load

Inpatient treatment areas Outpatient areas

240 100

gross gross

= = = =

50 120 100 60 Institutional: I-2

Occ Load

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

net gross gross

= = =

0 120 240

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North Carolina Fire Code Chapter 10


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

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Square Footage Calculator = = = = = = = = = = 400 200 40 60 60 240 800 800 40 24 Convert Feet to Inches Feet 6000 X X 12 12 = = Inches 72000 Length 120 X X Width 50 = = SqFt 6000

Storage, stock, shipping areas 300 Parking garages Residential Skating rinks, swimming pools Rink and pool Decks Stages and platforms Accessory storage areas, mechanical equipment room Warehouses 200 200 50 15 15 300 500

Convert Inches to Feet Inches / / 12 12 = = Feet 0

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