occupant load

Restaurants, Bars, Bakeries and Occupant Loads

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP November 30, 2018

When you are designing restaurants, bars, bakeries and other food service businesses the number of occupants is a fairly important factor. Occupant loading is not determined by the actual number of people, but rather by the number of square feet in your space. You’ll have […]

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The Maximum Occupant Load in the Building Code – Not a Maximum

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP August 25, 2017

There is a common misconception about the “Maximum” Occupant Load table in the International Building Code. This table list the number of occupants per square foot that you are designing to rather than a true maximum. As an example, the table lists 100 gross sf […]

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