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Multi-Purpose Room In Arena

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Joe Dogone, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Joe Dogone

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    This is for Ontario.
    Does a Multipurpose Room in an Arena need to be classified as an A2 occupancy and thereby requiring a 1HR FRR Separation from the rest of the A3 Arena?
     
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    Mixed use non-separated......
     
  3. Joe Dogone

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    Thanks.
    what is your OBC reference?
     
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    Some of us do not have access to OBC
     
  5. Joe Dogone

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    then how do I describe this to a Plans Examiner?
    I need to justify the position some how
     
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    Welcome
    Did not see you were new to this lovely internet stop
     
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    Wheres Waldo, I mean tmurray, he's got an OBC I bet?
     
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    Do you have a copy of OBC??

    Are you designing the building ?
     
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    A little more than describing

    Plan design and notations more than likely

    Plus cost estimates
     
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    Can anyone provide Ontario Building Code references to support a no fire separation position?
     
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    You will def have to wait for Tmurray, but id it mirrors IBC at all it should be in Ch5...
     
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    If some how you can post either the chapter on separation or a link to the entire OBC,
     
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    Major occupancy means the principal occupancy for which a building or part of a building is used or intended to be used, and is deemed to include the subsidiary occupancies that are an integral part of the principal occupancy. The major occupancyclassifications used in this Code are as follows:
     
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    Sorry folks. I was away at a conference last week.

    It depends if the A2 is a subsidiary use to the A3. See the definition for major occupancy.

    If you are looking at 3.2.2 building classification, You don't need to consider it if it is not more than 10% of the area of the Floor Area where it is located. See 3.2.2.8.

    However, if the area will be used by a different party, then it would need the separation.

    If they are running a hockey game in the arena and someone else is having meetings in the multi-use space, they should be considered as two different suites and have the separation.
     
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    It takes some time to get familiar with.
     

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