Re: Notice of violation & Order to correct - JCFD
Posted by brewster on 2018/5/23 21:08:24
What is the deal with 'windowless basement'? Are the windows required as an alternative to escape a fire or something?
Newer buildings, yes. Older buildings it depends on several factors including the age of the building and the particular edition / version of code the building has met. It's not a simple black and white, yes or no, answer.
All my buildings have front and back basement egresses whether or not they have windows. Why isn't that taken into account?
Seems to me there's plenty of examples of code requirements being enforced that were non-existent at time of construction. Fire escapes, stairwell smoke detectors and emergency lighting come to mind, as well as the handrails I mentioned.
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