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R322.3.7 Stairways and Ramps
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- Be designed and constructed with open or partially open risers and guards.
- Stairways and ramps not part of the required means of egress shall be designed and constructed to break away during design flood conditions without causing damage to the building or structure, including foundation.
- Be retractable, or able to be raised to or above the lowest floor elevation, provided that the ability to be retracted or raised prior to the onset of flooding is not contrary to the means of egress requirements of the code.
- Be designed and constructed to resist flood loads and minimize transfer of flood loads to the building or structure, including foundation.