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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 ):
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstitial_space_(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"
      “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”― Mark Twain

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      • #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?

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

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          • #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.

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