Is occupancy, fire ratings and codes on this exam?



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    Gang Chen

    Of course, they will be. Where have you been? I am kidding you.

    Just learn how to do code analysis, and you will be fine. It is on the cover sheet of every project.

    Gang Chen, Author, Architect, LEED AP BD+C (

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    Aaron Burger

    I was surprised to see a question regarding occupancy types even on the Practice Management Exam. I didn't have time during the exam to see if the IBC was available as a reference during that exam. It was disguised as an HR question but without knowing occupancy types the question was unanswerable.

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    Susan Scarlet-Macaw

    It will help to know the general information about occupancy classification for all the exams. you don't need to know the exact type of assembly, but do know for example, when you read the word assembly, it means a space where large groups of people congregate.

    Assembly (A) A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5
    Business (B) B
    Educational (E) E
    Factory and Industrial (F) F-1, F-2
    High Hazard (H) H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, H-5
    Institutional (I) I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4
    Mercantile (M) M
    Residential (R) R-1, R-2, R-3, R-3.1, R-4
    Storage (S) S-1, S-2
    Utility and Miscellaneous (U) U

    The more individuals a space holds, or the higher the risk of the person been in the space or the harder it is for the individual to walk away in case of an emergency the better protected the space must be designed such as adding fire walls in large assembly spaces. 

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