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Exterior stairs

Marcelo Franganillo
March 9, 2018

If an exterior staircase is the only access point to a small second floor tenant, should it be included in the Boundary Area at all? If so, under what category?
Thanks! Great resource.

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
March 15, 2018

Hi Marcelo,

That depends. If the exterior staircase is completely unenclosed, then it should not be included in the Boundary Area. If it's a Partial Enclosure (structured ceiling and structured Floor), then it would be included in the Boundary Area. If it is a Partial enclosure, it would most likely be a Major Vertical Penetration, but it's difficult to determine without seeing the plans.


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