An existing, non-sprinklered 2,800 sqft single-story building is divided into (2) 1,400 sqft restaurants. The division between the restaurants is a 2-hour rated wall.
The owner would like to remove the dividing wall to create a single 2,800 sqft restaurant. Will the removal of this wall prompt a requirement for sprinklers to be installed in the building? This project is under the International Building Code.
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