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Existing Building Compliance Evaluation

Discussion in 'Existing Buildings Codes' started by Alex R, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Alex R

    Alex R Registered User

    Jul 25, 2019
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    I am trying to conduct an OBC Chapter 34 (Ohio Building Code, Existing Building and Structures) Compliance Evaluation on an old, existing 1 story building. The building is currently divided into two tenant spaces. One space is an A-2 occupancy and it will remain. The other space is a B occupancy and the client wants to turn this space into an A-2. They are currently divided by a 2 hr rated fire barrier, as required by Chapter 5 (Table 508.4). With the project being a renovation with a change of occupancy of a tenet space, not the entire building – Am I supposed to evaluate the tenet space independently or evaluate the entire building when conducting the Compliance Evaluation?

    Thanks for your feedback!
  2. RLGA

    RLGA Sawhorse

    Oct 18, 2009
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    If you're referring to the "Compliance Alternatives" of Section 3412, then look at Section 3412.2.2. It appears you only have to review the area in question if separated by a fire barrier per Table 508.4.

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