Several iDigHardware readers have wished for a simple tool on the site to estimate the occupant load of a space. This seems pretty easy – just a basic calculation in most cases – but there are some variables that make it a little tricky. I have created an occupant load estimator for the International Building Code (IBC), and I’d love some feedback on it.
Once I have the IBC estimator finalized, I will create an NFPA 101 verson and put a link on the Tools menu so you can find the estimators whenever you need them. Please leave your questions, comments, and suggestions in the comment box on this post.
For more info on calculating the occupant load, refer to one of my most popular posts in the 13-year history of iDigHardware – Decoded: Calculating the Occupant Load.