Quantcast Means of Egress


JULY 2005
SFO NO. V101-183R-xxx-xxx-xx
All exits, stairs, corridors, aisles, and passageways that may be used by the Government shall comply with
the latest edition of NFPA 101 ("Life Safety Code") for the occupancy classification and as follows:
Major corridors shall have a minimum width of 8 feet and departmental corridors shall have a minimum
width of 6 feet. Major and departmental corridors are defined in Section 7 below.
Portable fire extinguishers recessed in cabinets shall be provided, inspected, and maintained by the
Lessor in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 10, Standard for Portable Fire
Extinguishers and as follows:
Recessed cabinets shall be provided in occupied areas. Size fire extinguisher cabinets to
accommodate a 2-1/2 gallon pressurized water extinguisher. Recessed cabinets shall be
conspicuously marked.
//Locate additional fire extinguisher cabinets in the surgical suite and in elevator machine rooms.//
Automatic sprinkler systems shall be installed in the outpatient clinic building and any accessory buildings.
Installation shall comply with NFPA 13. Sprinklers shall be installed throughout the building(s). This
includes all spaces including elevator machine rooms, walk-in freezers and cold rooms, (central) computer
rooms, telephone switch rooms, radiology and MRI suites, loading docks, electrical rooms, audiometric
booths, vaults, and generator rooms. Exception: Sprinklers are not required where specifically exempted
by NFPA 13, and in:
Electrical rooms and vaults which are enclosed with a barrier having a two-hour fire resistance rating
and where the loss of property, including building contents, will not exceed $250,000 and critical
business functions will not be interrupted longer than 24 hours.
//Audiometric booths where the booths are constructed and listed with a one-hour fire rating.// DESIGN OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS:
Design wet pipe sprinkler systems, unless installed in areas subject to freezing. Dry pendant or sidewall
sprinklers are preferred in lieu of dry pipe or antifreeze systems. Propylene glycol shall be used should
antifreeze systems need to be installed. Do not use pre-action type systems.
Sprinkler systems shall be hydraulically calculated by any design approach allowed by NFPA 13, except
that the Special Design Approach shall not be used in Health Care occupancies. Pipe schedule systems
may be used for extension of existing pipe schedule systems where water supply is adequate. Sprinkler
systems shall be designed based on available water supply without fire pump operating, where possible.
Sprinkler densities shall comply with NFPA 13, except in rooms containing movable/mobile shelving (high
density storage) where the density shall be Ordinary Hazard (Group 2).
Rooms containing bulk supply storage shall be classified as Extra Hazard Occupancy (Group 1) as defined
by NFPA 13. Ensure shelving which obstructs sprinkler water from penetrating down through racks is not
Coordinate with architectural, mechanical and electrical work and show smoke zone boundaries, hazard
classification, density, and other special requirements on drawings.
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