IBC table 504.4 gives allowed number of stories above ground in a building with given occupancy groups, construction types, and sprinkling condition. Does the limit on the number of stories here apply to the individual occupancies or the entire building?
For example, in a mixed-use building with different occupancies stacked together vertically, seperated by appropriate fire seperations (like an apartment building with ground floor retail, just for example's sake), is it true that you could calculate the maximum number of stories for each of these occupancies according to table 504.4, and add them together to get to the total allowed number of stories for the entire building?
I hope my question doesn't come across as a dumb one, as I am honestly struggling with one particular Black Spectacle question involving such scenario! :p Many thanks in advance!
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