- Sep 3, 2011
Proposed vehicular access gate to screen an area outside of a building (not to secure the area). The gate is for use by authorized personnel only, and will use a remote for opening and closing it. The issue I see is that the area contains an exit from the building, and without the gate offers free egress directly to the public way. With a gate installed that free egress is compromised. 2018 IBC 1010.2 requires gates used in an MOE to comply with the door requirements of the code. IBC 1010.1.4.3 for special purpose horizontal doors contains requirements that may work. Is this a compliant path? Reading the MFR info, it seems to "recommend" a separate pedestrian access, but I can't find a requirement in the code or elsewhere. Anybody experienced anything like this? Any suggestions?