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Exit through stair shaft on first floor?
October 6, 2017
2:15 pm
raymond.norton@hoffmanestates.org
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Absolutely you can do that. A stair shaft is fire-rated, making it as safe or safer than the corridor.  There is not enough information on your floorplan to make that call on that building, but the concept of exiting through a stair shaft is permitted. 

October 4, 2017
11:55 am
rharvey@wmba.net
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I cannot find anything in the code that would not allow this but its causing questions in the office. Can one of the required 2 exits on the first floor pass through a stair shaft? See attached example. https://wmba.box.com/s/30dq7xeqn7e1x7n3gbh8qlw0mjdz6dyu