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Opinion: Landings at garage and dwelling service door

Inquiry:

96-06

Subject:

Landings at garage and dwelling service door

Code:

1994 UBC Section 1004.9

Submitted By:

MN B. O. Uniformity Committee

Approved By:

Thomas R. Joachim, State Building Official

Issue Date:

July 22,1996

Question:

Are landings required at doors which separate Group R, Division 3 and Group U, Division 1 occupancies?

Answer:

No, based on Exception 1.1

Committee comments:

Since the door is considered to be an interior area ("in" the building) and not exposed to the elements, the exception applies.

Adopted by committee November 8, 1995 and approved at the 40th Annual Institute of Building Officials on January 12, 1996.

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