We have a building that was designed with exit width and stair width per occupant using the exception CBC 1005.3.1 for a sprinklered building with EVACS (emergency voice/alarm communication system), however, the fire alarm design drawings show horns/strobes.
Found out through the fire alarm deferred submittal corrections.
Changing the width of stairs and exit doors is not an option as the shell is already built.
The EVACS option will cause delays, cost impacts, and material procurement challenges and not advised by FD because building has inherent ambient noise associated with building operations.
What options do we have?
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