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Opinion: Accessibility to storage rooms

Inquiry: 

96-13

Subject: 

Accessibility to storage rooms

Code:

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  

Question:  

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

Answer:

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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