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Attic / Intersitial Space

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  • Attic / Intersitial Space

    Wondering if anyone would happen to know where specifically the IBC defines interstitial space, or if an attic would be considered a specific type of inerstitial space?

    Thanks in advance!

  • #2
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    This information is from Wikipedia ( architecture ):

    The illustration above is a conceptual drawing only, ...for a medical facility !

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    • #3
      A "Intersitial Space" is a "concealed space"
      The IBC and NFPA 13 DEFINE "concealed space"
      A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.---Albert Einstein
      “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”― Mark Twain


      • #4
        I hardly think wikipedia is a quotable resource from a building code standpoint. (Not that I didn't see this diagram online before my initial post.)

        Having read this section, I do not see any specific reference to interstital space requirements. By your inference that an interstital space is a concealed space, could one also conclude that an "attic" qualifies as a concealed space seeing as attics are referenced in this section?


        • #5
          look in the definitons section
          Code compliance and inspections, leads to non-events


          • #6
            It does not really address a "real" interstitial space like in a VA hospital. The Wiki-picture is pretty accurate for what is done in these type of facilities. It is always a debate whether this is a concealed accessible space, an occupied floor, part of a floor-ceiling assembly, or other concept. The typical questions are whether it needs to be sprinklered and how to protect penetrations.