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Opinion: Accessibility to storage rooms




Accessibility to storage rooms


1994 UBC Section 1103.1.1 exception 1

Submitted By:

Yeater, Hennings, Ruff, Shultz, Rokke, Welch Architects

Approved By:

Thomas R. Joachim, State Building Official

Issue Date: 

October 14, 1996  


Do storage rooms or spaces constitute "floors or portions of floors not customarily occupied" as described in this exception?  


No. Storage rooms are not spaces considered "not customarily occupied" and must be accessible as required.  

Division comments:

If the storage level is not accessed by permanent stairs or ladder, then accessibility is not regulated by this code.

Approved by Building Codes and Standards Access Committee September 26, 1996.

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