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Ramp Slope inconsistency between 406.4.4 and 1012.2
May 27, 2020
9:17 pm

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The difference between the ramps is that the vehicle ramps in the parking garage are NOT limited to vertical rise and do not require landings with every 30 inches in elevation. As such, a reduced slope of 1:15 is required in lieu of intermediate landings.

October 17, 2019
8:13 am
alex svirsky
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Section 406- Public Garages requires pedestrian egress slope of 1:15 max.

406.4.4 Ramps

Vehicle ramps shall not be considered as required exits unless pedestrian facilities are provided. Vehicle ramps that are utilized for vertical circulation as well as for parking shall not exceed a slope of 1:15 (6.67 percent).

Section 1012 – Ramps requires egress ramp slope of 1:12 max.

1012.2 Slope

Ramps used as part of a means of egress shall have a running slope not steeper than one unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (8-percent slope). The slope of other pedestrian ramps shall not be steeper than one unit vertical in eight units horizontal (12.5-percent slope).

Which one takes precedence?