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ARCH 2614/5614 Lecture notes

Jonathan Ochshorn

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Egress

Refer to Chapter 10, IBC 2012 and "Egress" chapter of The Architect's Studio Companion, by Allen and Iano (course reserve).

A comprehensive discussion of exit stairs as defined in the IBC can be found here.

Means of egress is continuous and unobstructed path of travel from any point in a building to a public way. It consists of 3 basic parts:

Review:

Notes on egress:

Here's a short (2 minute) video showing some egress and guard rail issues in E. Sibley Hall, Cornell Univeristy: