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Exterior access

September 20, 2012

I have a building with a basement (Building Service Area) accessible only through exterior steps adjacent to the building with a landing on each end of the stairs.

Would the landings be an egress corridor for the Building Service Area (basement) and the stairs shown as a typical Vertical Penetration?


David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
September 20, 2012

Are the stairs fully enclosed? If so, the stairs and landings would be a vertical penetration. If not, they wouldn't be counted at all.

An illustration would help. If you have a floor plan, please e-mail to mail@xmeasures.com, so we can provided a definitive answer.

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