I have a mezzanine in an M use group which based on occupant load and being enclosed requires two means of egress. The building is sprinklered. We are separating the exits by the one-third diagonal distance, but our question is related to the arrangement of the two exits once they converge on the floor below.
Do the exits still need to be separated or can they converge at the same location on the main floor? Could they share the same stair if it is sized properly which in essence reduces the two exits into one?
The image illustrates two separate exits. The wall between the two stairs is the one in question to see if it can be removed or if it needs to be maintained if the two exits can essentially dump into the same location once they reach the main floor.