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Things that go bump (or don’t) in your egress stairwells

Hospital Safety Insider, January 2, 2013

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There has been a little increase in findings relative to various items (utility system components, security cameras, evacuation devices) being located in egress stairwells. NFPA 101-2000 Life Safety Code 7.1.3.2.1 (e) gets pretty specific about what you can have in terms of penetrations into and openings through an exit enclosure assembly:

(1) Electrical conduit serving the stairway
(2) Required exit doors
(3) Ductwork and equipment necessary for independent stair pressurization
(4) Water or steam piping necessary for the heating or cooling of the exit enclosure
(5) Sprinkler piping
(6) Standpipes

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