In addition to having access to a main exit
, each level in a building used for assembly
purposes having an occupant load
greater than 300 and provided with a main exit
, shall be provided with additional means of egress
that shall provide an egress capacity for not less than one-half of the total occupant load
served by that level and shall comply with Section 1007.1. Not less than one-half of the additional means of egress required by this section shall be directly to an exit, or through a lobby, that is not used to access the main exit, to an exit, or to a 1-hour rated corridor to an exit.
In a building used for assembly
purposes where there is not a well-defined main exit
or where multiple main exits
are provided, exits
for each level shall be permitted to be distributed around the perimeter of the building, provided that the total width of egress is not less than 100 percent of the required width and not less than one exit shall discharge on a street or an unoccupied space of not less than 20 feet (6096 mm) in capacity that adjoins a street or publicway. Smoke-protected seating shall comply with Section 1029.6.2.