I have a question about IBC 2015 303.1.3 Associated with Group E occupancies. It says "A room or space use for assembly purposes that is associated with a Group E occupancy is not considered a separate occupancy"
However, on page 23, Building code inllustrated 5th edition, it says
"Educational facilities for junior colleges, universities, and continuing education for classes above the 12th grade are considered Group B occupancies, not Group E. Assembly rooms in these facilities should be examined for con-formancewith the criteria for Group A occupancies."
On page 24, Building code inllustrated 5th edition, it says
"Assembly uses in school facilities are not excluded from this use group. However, most schools use their large rooms for assembly uses. Such facilities need not be considered as separate A occupancies per the provi-sionsof § 303.1.3."
I'm very confused. So should I consider assembly rooms or spaces as Group A or E in Group B (12th grade above) or Group E (up to Grade 12th) facilities?
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