3008.6 Occupant Evacuation Elevator Lobby
- Access to an interior exit stairway or ramp shall be permitted to be through a protected path of travel that has a level of fire protection not less than the elevator lobby enclosure. The protected path shall be separated from the enclosed elevator lobby through an opening protected by a smoke and draft control assembly in accordance Section 7184.108.40.206.
- Elevators that only service an open parking garage and the lobby of the building shall not be required to provide direct access.
Exception: Enclosed occupant evacuation elevator lobbies are not required at the levels of exit discharge.
Each occupant evacuation elevator lobby shall have minimum floor area as follows:
- The occupant evacuation elevator lobby floor area shall accommodate, at 3 square feet (0.28 m2) per person, not less than 25 percent of the occupant load of the floor area served by the lobby.
- The occupant evacuation elevator lobby floor area shall accommodate one wheelchair space of 30 inches by 48 inches (760 mm by 1220 mm) for each 50 persons, or portion thereof, of the occupant load of the floor area served by the lobby.
Exception: The size of lobbies serving multiple banks of elevators shall have the minimum floor area approved on an individual basis and shall be consistent with the building's fire safety and evacuation plan.