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Required Separation of occupancy S - B

Question asked by msanders on Sep 28, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 30, 2018 by rfdacm02

In regards to table 508.4 of the IBC there is no occupancy separation required between an S-1 (Moderate Hazard - Furniture, etc) and a B occupancy.  Whereas, either a 1 or 2 hour separation is required for occupancy separation between and S-2 (Low hazard - no combustible items) and a B.

 

Seems to me that the table is in error and the occupancy classifications are reversed. 

 

Logically, I would think a rated separation should be in place where a greater hazard and fire load is located and the B occupancy above.

 

What are your thoughts?  Thank you 

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