Code strategies for mixed occupancy buildings: tables
The code application options for mixed occupancy buildings, when applied strategically, can minimize the amount of fire-resistance-rated construction required by code.
These examples are designed to provide building users with a more concrete example of what can be done out in the field.
Mahoney is an associate in Arup’s Washington, D.C., office. He has extensive experience in applying the fire protection and life safety aspects of the codes and standards to various building types and occupancies.
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