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Opinion: Exemption to school sprinkler requirement

Inquiry: 

98-47 

Subject: 

Exemption to school sprinkler requirement

Code:

1996 MSBC 1305.0904 subp. 1.
1994 UBC 904.2.4.1 exception 2. 

Submitted By:

MN B. O. Uniformity Committee 

Approved By:

Thomas R. Joachim, State Building Official 

Issue Date: 

August 3, 1998

Question:  

When does MSBC 1305.0904 subp. 1 exempt an E-1 school occupancy from the requirement for a sprinkler system?  

Answer:

When E-1 occupancies or mixed occupancy buildings containing E-1 occupancies do not exceed 20,000 square feet, or are otherwise separated into areas not exceeding 20,000 square feet by area separation walls or occupancy separations of not less than a two hour fire-resistive rating.

Adopted by committee November 20, 1997 and ratified at the 42nd Annual Institute of Building Officials on January 16, 1998.
(Modified by Division)

Committee comments:

Adopted by committee November 20, 1997 and ratified at the 42nd Annual Institute of Building Officials on January 16, 1998. (Modified by Division)

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