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BOMA Webinar: Seattle Building Code - Calculating the Occupant Load of Office Spaces.
This virtual webinar will benefit: Building managers, leasing professionals, project managers, space planners and architects.

As tenants and property professionals prepare for increasing numbers of tenants returning to the office, many are considering alterations to tenant spaces. BOMA is offering this free zoom seminar to members and non-members to clarify the design and configuration requirements of the current building code.

Among the topics covered will be calculating the occupant load of spaces. The building code requires all spaces to be loaded fully for the purpose of egress capacity and plumbing fixture requirements. These code requirements do not reflect the non-simultaneous manner that office spaces may be used where the occupants of conference rooms are drawn from surrounding open office area. The number of occupants per suite may require limitation in order to not overload the egress system or the plumbing fixture capacity of the story. Maximum occupant limitations for individual spaces and meeting the egress requirements per suite will be discussed.

Please be encouraged to pass on this webinar registration information on to your internal and external project managers, architects, brokers and management team, all are welcome.

Ardel Jala, PE, Building Official, City of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
Richard Pellinger, Building Plans Examiner Supervisor, City of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
Amie Joyce, IIDA, LEED, ID & C, Weaver Architects

1. SDCI policies for designating a space as Assembly, Office Areas, or the concentrated business use areas (new in 2018 SBC) and the resulting code impacts
2. SDCI policies around non-simultaneous occupancy for the purpose of determining egress, plumbing fixtures or risk category designation.
3. Design and treatment of smaller tenant suites.
4. Egress design and review of multi-suite office floors and full floor tenant improvements.

May 12, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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