I am in the process of bidding an existing building.
Here is the rundown: the ground level has parking. Above that is a 3-hour horizontal separation between the parking and the first floor. Then there are three stories of apartments above the separation.
I’m looking at this as two separate buildings and am proposing NFPA 13 for the parking and NFPA 13R for the apartments above.
It will also have two dry standpipes on the exterior stairwells.
My question comes to sprinkler protection on the outside exit corridors and the egress travel distance.
NFPA 13R Section 6.6.5 clearly states that the exit corridors are not required to be protected. Life Safety code allows a means of egress travel distance of 250' for a sprinklered building.
If the building is sprinklered per NFPA 13R with the above ommision, can the 250' egress travel distance be used?
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