BC 403.5.2 Additional Exit Stairway Required for Applications Filed On or After July 1, 2015

Posted on June, 18 2015

Addtional exit stairway/occupant evacuation elevator (OEE) requirements go into effect for applications filed on or after July 1, 2015.

All new non-residential buildings greater than 420 feet in height or any mixed-use building that contains non-residential uses above a height of 420 feet must comply with BC Section 403.5.2.

On April 28, 2015 the City Council voted to approve the zoning text amendment that exempted the floor area from the additional exit stairway and additional exit stairway width from counting towards zoning floor area.

Applications filed prior to July 1, 2015 that meet the submittal requirements of Buildings Bulletin 2014-015 are not required to comply with BC 403.5.2.