Does Your Building Need 1 Exit or 2 Exits?

by EVstudio AEP November 6, 2018
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According to the IBC and almost any other sensible building code the answer regarding 1 exit or 2 exits is almost…almost always 2 exits. The one thing we as designers take more seriously than any other danger to the safety of our building occupants is fire. Fire is […]

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Where the Building Code Requires More Than Two Exits

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP March 29, 2018

In most building types the occupant count is low enough that the building is only required to have  one or two exits. The International Building Code calls out where you must have more. In each story where you have 501-1,000 occupants you are required to […]

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Rating of Floors and Ceilings of Exit Enclosures

by EVstudio AEP March 24, 2016

(Disclaimer: Code Analysis especially for egress and fire ratings is very building specific and a solution that works for one building may not work for another.) In a recent project I set about to solve a question that occurs quite frequently in multi-story buildings. Can […]

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Installing New Doors at an Exit Stair – Joy Burns Arena at the Ritchie Center

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP December 3, 2008

EVstudio has been hired to do a number of projects at the University of Denver both large and small. This one is the small task of adding some doors to the top of a stairway at the Joy Burns Arena. There are two tricks with […]

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