Hi! I am studying Ballast Practice Question, CE Case Study #2 and am confused about the occupancy classification of the stockroom in the grocery store. The problem states that the building is 45,000 ft2 sprinklered, Two thirds of the building is a retail space and the one-thirds houses the loading dock, making the stockroom 15,000 ft2. Based on IBC(my understanding of the code), wouldn't the stockroom be classified as S-2,Storage?
I've read through their explanation but am not clear why both the stockroom and the retail space is classified as M. Could anyone share some insights? Thanks!
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