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4.4 Life Safety Compliance Options

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4.4.1 Options
Life safety meeting the goals and objectives of Sections 4.1 and 4.2 shall be provided in accordance with either of the following:
  1. Prescriptive-based provisions per 4.4.2
  2. Performance-based provisions per 4.4.3
4.4.2 Prescriptive-Based Option
4.4.2.1
A prescriptive-based life safety design shall be in accordance with Chapters 1 through 4, Chapters 6 through 11, Chapter 43, and the applicable occupancy chapter, Chapters 12 through 42.
4.4.2.2
Prescriptive-based designs meeting the requirements of Chapters 1 through 3, Sections 4.5 through 4.8, and Chapters 6 through 43 of this Code shall be deemed to satisfy the provisions of Sections 4.1 and 4.2.
4.4.2.3
Where a requirement of this Code conflicts with another requirement of this Code, the following shall apply:
  1. *Where a specific requirement contained in Chapters 11 through 43 conflicts with a general requirement contained in Chapters 1 through 4 and Chapters 6 through 10, the requirement of Chapters 11 through 43 shall govern.
  2. *Where a requirement contained in Chapters 1 through 4 and Chapters 6 through 10 conflicts with another requirement contained in Chapters 1 through 4 and Chapters 6 through 10, the more specific requirement shall govern.
  3. *Where a requirement contained in Chapters 11 through 43 conflicts with another requirement contained in Chapters 11 through 43, the more specific requirement shall govern.
4.4.3 Performance-Based Option
A performance-based life safety design shall be in accordance with Chapters 1 through 5.

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