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community.nfpa.org/thread/25607

A.5.3.2.1 In that the peak ridership data are used to determine occupant load (and, consequently, required egress capacity), the basis for those data should be considered carefully. The term peak period is intended to imply the time within the peak hour having the maximum passenger flow rate.

www.nfpa.org/Assets/files/AboutTheCodes/101/Evaluating...

2*|Page* Abstract The current occupant load factor of 100ft2/person, as specified by NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, and NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code, for business uses has been in effect since the 1930’s. Business use areas, specifically office environments, have changed since that

www.iccsafe.org/forum/fire-codes/calculating-occupant-loads

Calculating Occupant Loads | Fire Codes | Forum ... IMHO, the objective of doing occupancy calculations is to make a good faith estimate of the maximum [i]plausible[/i] occupancy of a space consistent with overall use -- not necessarily the maximum [i]ideal[/i] occupancy of that space. ... IMHO, both ICC and NFPA need to supply objective ...

idighardware.com/2014/07/decoded-calculating-the-occupant-load

Many code requirements are dependent upon the occupant load of the room or space in question. For example, the International Building Code (IBC) requires panic hardware for doors equipped with a lock or latch, which serve Assembly or Educational occupancies with an occupant load of 50 or more (the occupant load limit for NFPA 101 – The Life Safety Code is 100 or more)...

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The occupant load limit for NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, is 100 or more. In order to apply the code requirements correctly, it is sometimes necessary to calculate the occupant load of a room or space. The IBC defines Occupant Load as: “The number of persons for which the means of egress of a building or portion thereof is

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Determining the occupancy load for an office is a safety provision required by law. Each state has its own requirement; however, these requirements are mostly based on the National Fire Protection Association’s Life Safety Code. (Reference 1) The NFPA is in charge of listing the various safety codes. This includes ...

catalog.nfpa.org/NFPA-101-Life-Safety-Code-Essentials-2018...

Many issues affect whether egress capacity is sufficient, and this new Life Safety Code self-guided online training course explains the five steps for calculating capacity, how to calculate occupant load, how to determine the number of means of egress, and other requirements necessary for NFPA 101 compliance. Interactive exercises, and job aids ...

www.meyerfire.com/blog/new-occupant-load-factors-coming-to...

Relevant Notes The new occupant load factors use the more modern net square footage (square footage inside the perimeter of exterior walls with deductions for hallways, stairs, closets, interior wall thickness, columns, and other features, NFPA 101-2018 3.3.22.2.2) instead of gross square footage.

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The Life Safety Code, NFPA 101 has a table for determining occupancy loads based on a few factors. Using a number of square feet per person, it takes the size of the given space and returns the number of people the space can safely hold.