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Occupant load in large technical rooms

Question asked by ahmed on Aug 30, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 31, 2020 by ahmed

Hi, I am working on a hospital project with large technical rooms in one floor: 2 big electrical rooms (total 2,053 sqm), mechanical room (1,748 sqm) and telecom room (70 sqm); in total 3,871 sqm only in one floor. If I apply an OL of 28 gross (for mechanical and equipment rooms), I will get an occupant load of 138 persons, a number bigger than for most of the areas for treatment of patients.
I consider these technical rooms as spaces that are very rarely occupied (for maintenance only) with an occupant load of 0 persons. Is this correct? I am applying IBC 2015.

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