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Assembly Spaces that Require Automatic Sprinklers

by Sean O'Hara August 13, 2018

The 2009 International Building Code requires automatic sprinkler systems for a variety of reasons. One of the places that we commonly see a sprinkler required is in assembly spaces. In Groups A-1, A-3 and A-4; assembly areas over 12,000 sf or with more than 300 […]

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The Pines at Genesee Wedding and Events Center Addition Nears Completion

by Dean Dalvit January 18, 2012

EVstudio had the pleasure of working with Dave Conroy and his team at The Pines at Genesee for a major addition and remodel to their Wedding and Events Center in Golden. The project is nearing completion and we recently completed our last inspections. The contractor […]

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Gypsum Association 2009 Fire Resistance Manual

by Sean O'Hara March 30, 2010

My favorite resource for determining gypsum assemblies for fire protection is the GA Manual. The 2009 manual is now available online. It sorts fire assemblies by the location of the assembly and then by the number of hours each one provides. It also provides STC […]

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Schematic Design for Addition to Baptist Church in Arvada

by Dean Dalvit December 12, 2009

We have been working on a schematic design for a new sanctuary addition to the Ralston Hills Slavic Baptist Church off 64th Avenue in Arvada. The congregation has overgrown the current facility by nearly double and the existing space is becoming so overcrowded during regular services, that it […]

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Steep Stairs Are Allowed in Theater Assembly Aisles

by Sean O'Hara September 24, 2009

In the International Building Code you are allowed to have a riser height of 7″ for most occupancies. However, it theater aisles you can get away with a lot more. Where the graident of the seating area matches the stair gradient you can go to […]

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Educational Occupancy Group as Defined in the International Building Code

by Sean O'Hara June 22, 2009

One of the first steps in any building project is evaluation of the appropriate occupancy group. This drives building size, building height, construction type, exiting and fire separations. Educational Group E is the occupancy for buildings used by six or more people through 12th grade. […]

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Assembly Occupancy Groups as Defined in the International Building Code

by Sean O'Hara April 23, 2009

One of the first steps in any building project is evaluation of the appropriate occupancy group. This drives building size, building height, construction type, exiting and fire separations. One of the groups with the largest numbers of occupants is Assembly. Assembly is the occupancy for […]

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