Open egress doorI have an opinion on this question that I will share tomorrow, but I’d love to know how you are seeing the model codes applied in the field.  A question arose recently regarding which doors require panic hardware, and the answer required “proof” from the IBC.

For example, if there is an assembly space with a calculated occupant load of 100 people, and there are 2 egress doors leading directly out of the room, panic hardware is required for those 2 doors if they are equipped with a lock or latch.  But is panic hardware required for all of the doors between the assembly area and the public way, including corridor doors, stair doors, and finally – the exterior doors?

WWYD?  And where did  you find the answer?

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