Section 302 Occupancy Classificationand Use Designation
14B-3-302 The provisions of Section 302 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.
Occupancy classification is the formal designation of the primary purpose of the building, structure or portion thereof. Buildings shall be classified into one or more of the occupancy groups listed in this section based on the nature of the hazards and risks to occupants generally associated with the intended purpose of the building. Structures that are not buildings shall be classified as Group U. An area, room or space that is intended to be occupied at different times for different purposes shall comply with all applicable requirements associated with each potential purpose. Buildings containing multiple occupancy groups shall comply with Section 508. Where a building is proposed for a purpose that is not specifically listed in this section, such building shall be classified in the occupancy it most nearly resembles based on the fire safety and relative hazard as approved by the building official.