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Separation of occupancies by a fire barrier

Question asked by suneeb.riaz on Nov 14, 2019
Latest reply on Nov 17, 2019 by milt.werner

As per NFPA 101 , the multiple occupancies of separated occupancy type are to be separated from each other by fire barriers as 6.14.4.1.Whereas in Multiple occupancies of mixed type  the separation requirements are not noted except the hazardous areas protection, so in an educational occupancy a dining/lunch area with more than 50 people is defined as assembly occupancy would require still to be separated from corridor and areas surrounding it by a fire barrier or no.
I have seen many engineers following it but could not find a basis or reference to it.

 

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