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occupancy classification of physical fitness facility under 50 people

Question asked by Calvin Bonenberger Jr on Oct 5, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2017 by Gregory Harrington

I am trying to determine the occupancy classification of small gym/physical fitness facility with less than 50 people.  Maybe I am staring at the pages too long.  Assembly is defined in NFPA 101 as: 

 

3.3.190.2 *  Assembly Occupancy.

An occupancy (1) used for a gathering of 50 or more persons for deliberation, worship, entertainment, eating, drinking, amusement, awaiting transportation, or similar uses; or (2) used as a special amusement building, regardless of occupant load. (SAF-AXM)

Although a Gymnasium is listed as a type of assembly occupancy in Appendix A, I recognize that there is a difference between a fitness center and a gymnasium such as a high school gym with bleachers stands etc.  I would think that any of the above uses listed that are less than 50 would default to another classification but I will be darned if I can find that language in the code.  Can someone please steer me in the right direction?

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