Where the Building Code Requires More Than Two Exits

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 have three exits and where you have more than 1,000 occupants you must have four exits. The exits must be arranged where at least two of the exits are separated by more than half the diagonal of the building or in a sprinkled building separated by one third the distance.


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