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SECTION 1010 - EXIT COURTS

1010.1 General. Exit courts shall discharge into a public way or exit passageway.

1010.2 Width. Exit court minimum widths shall be determined in accordance with provisions of Section 1003 based on the occupant load and such required width shall be unobstructed to a height of 7 feet (2134 mm), except for projections permitted in corridors by Section 1005. The width of exit courts shall not be less than 44 inches (1118 mm) except Group R, Division 3 and Group U Occupancies, where the width may be reduced to 36 inches (914 mm).

When the width is reduced from any cause, the reduction shall be effected gradually by a guardrail at least 3 feet (914 mm) in height and making an angle of not more than 30 degrees with the axis of the exit court.

1010.3 Number of Exits. Exit courts shall be provided with exits as determined by Section 1003.

1010.4 Construction and Openings. When an exit court serving a building or portion thereof having an occupant load of 10 or more is less than 10 feet (3048 mm) in width, the exit court walls shall be a minimum of one-hour fire-resistive construction for a distance of 10 feet (3048 mm) above the floor of the court, and all openings therein shall be protected by fire assemblies having a fire-protection rating of not less than three-fourths hour.

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