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What is a corridor?

Question asked by bwilkerson on Jan 14, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 16, 2019 by bwilkerson

NFPA 101 8.6.9.1(3) requires convenience openings to be separated from corridors.

 

NFPA 101 38.3.6.1 does not require corridors when a building is fully sprinklered, when exits are available from an open floor area, or within a space occupied by a single tenant. 

 

So, in a fully sprinklered new business occupancy, does this mean there are no "corridors" (in the eyes of 8.6.9.1), even if we voluntarily enclosed some of our exit access with non-rated walls? 

 

I will withhold my opinion as to not sway responses. 

 

Thanks! 

 

Brandon Wilkerson, PE

Fire Protection Engineer 

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