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Discussion in 'Commercial Building Codes' started by Hyrax4978, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Hyrax4978

    Hyrax4978 Registered User

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    Is there a requirement for canopies at egress doors? I don't see anything requiring canopies, at entry or exit doors, but i thought there was one.

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  2. Ty J.

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    Not a Building Code based requirement that I am aware of.

    Vestibules via most energy codes.
     
  3. e hilton

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    Some cities will require shading of windows, probably includes doors. But thats for heat load, not rain.
     
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    You don't say where the project is located. In Calfornia, the CalGreen code has this mandatory measure for nonresidential buildings:
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    Note that this covering applies to "primary exterior entries", not to secondary doors. Nor does it say anything about egress-only doors.

    Even if you aren't in California, you may have a non-code sustainability standard / program requirement that is similar.
     
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  5. ADAguy

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    They may also be required for medical clinics & hospitals
     
  6. mark handler

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    IN CA Only at 11B-206.4.10 Medical care and long-term care facilities
    Weather protection by a canopy or roof overhang shall be provided at a minimum of one accessible entrance to licensed medical care and licensed long-term care facilities where the period of stay may exceed twenty-four hours. The area of weather protection shall include the passenger drop-off and loading zone complying with Section 11B-209.3 and the accessible route from the passenger loading zone to the accessible entrance it serves.
     
  7. Hyrax4978

    Hyrax4978 Registered User

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    This would be in CT. B use.
     
  8. mark handler

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    No requirement that I know of under the I-Codes
     
  9. Tim Mailloux

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    I'm also in CT, and there is no canopy requirement in the CT Building Code that I am aware of.
     
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    Not so much if it is just a landing, but we do have this that sometimes gets "over-enforced"

    (Amd) 1011.7.2 Outdoor conditions. Outdoor stairways and outdoor approaches to stairways
    shall be designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. In other than
    occupancies in Group R-3 and occupancies in Group U that are accessory to an occupancy in
    Group R-3, treads, platforms and landings that are part of exterior stairways in climates subject
    to snow and ice shall be protected to prevent the accumulation of same.
     

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