A hospital's patient tower has an an exit access corridor with 1/2 hour partition fire resistance rating on the first level. If the interior architect would like to provide side transoms (narrow windows) along the side of the doors that lead to the exit access corridor, what fire resistance rating must the transoms have?
a. 1/3 hour
b. 1/2 hour
c. 3/4 hour
Solution | Posted 07/09/20
a. 1/3-hour, per NFPA 101-2018 Table 126.96.36.199.2 for exit access corridors.
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