How can we mitigate the dead end corridors. My designer installed doors on the dead end corridor, but my current hotel management wants it to be open always. can i remove those doors installed and install a signage that the corridor had no exits.
The IBC and LSC do not allow long dead end corridors (i.e. corridors that don't lead to an exit). You might be able to come up with a creative solution that involves signage, but that would be subject to approval by the authority having jurisdiction.
I am guessing this is an existing hotel and someone measured the dead end during an inspection. I agree with the owner leave it open. The problem I have seen many times with addition of a cross-corridor door to shorten an existing dead end causes the common path of travel to exceed the building safety code (50ft). Building safety codes allow the codes for existing buildings to be modified by the AHJ when I it is technically infeasible to comply to the prescribed code.
The best approach in these situations is to request the AHJ for an approval of a code variance. The AHJ must determine the building is in compliance with building safety codes. The AHJ should respond to an existing condition with a favorable means of safety.
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