Educational Group E

Educational Group E


Occupant load is 100 or less
Common use areas notification appliances. Smoke or heat detection in all common use areas. Manual pull station shall be provided at normally occupied location.
Occupant load is more than 100
Emergency voice/alarm communication system with common use areas notification appliances. Smoke or heat detection in all common use areas. Manual pull station shall be provided at normally occupied location.
907.2.3 Group E. A manual and automatic fire alarm system that initiates the
occupant notification signal utilizing an emergency voice/alarm communication
system meeting the requirements of Section 907.5.2.2 and installed in accordance
with Section 907.6 shall be installed in Group E occupancies with an occupant load of
50 or more persons or containing more than one classroom or one or more rooms
used for Group E or I-4 day care purposes in accordance with this section.
When
automatic sprinkler systems or smoke detectors are installed, such systems or
detectors shall be connected to the building fire alarm system.

Exceptions:
1. Emergency voice/alarm communication systems meeting the requirements of
Section 907.5.2.2 and installed in accordance with Section 907.6
shall not be required in Group E occupancies with occupant loads of 100 or less,
provided that activation of the manual fire alarm system initiates an approved
occupant notification signal in accordance with Section 907.5.

2. Manual fire alarm boxes are not required in Group E occupancies
where all of the following apply:
   2.1. Interior corridors are protected by smoke detectors.
   2.2. Auditoriums, cafeterias, gymnasiums and similar areas are protected
   by heat detectors or other approved detection devices.
   2.3. Shops and laboratories involving dusts or vapors are protected by
   heat detectors or other approved detection devices.

3. Manual fire alarm boxes shall not be required in Group E occupancies where
all of the following apply:
   3.1. The building is equipped throughout with an approved automatic
   sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1.
   3.2. The emergency voice/alarm communication system will activate on
   sprinkler waterflow.
   3.3. Manual activation is provided from a normally occupied location.
   3.4. The capability to activate the evacuation signal from a central point is provided.

4. For public school state funded construction projects see Section 907.2.29.


2016 CBC 907.2.3

Assemblies Group A located within a Group E occupancy
Any assembly area with an occupant load less than 1,000 shall be provided with a fire alarm system as required for the Group E occupancy.
907.2.3.2 Assemblies located within a Group E occupancy.
Assembly occupancies with an occupant load of
less than 1,000 and located within a Group E occupancy
campus or building shall be provided with a fire
alarm system as required for the Group E occupancy.


2016 CBC 907.2.3.2
2016 CBC 907.2.3.2


Smoke or heat detectors installation requirements
Smoke detection shall be provided in all common areas and in above-ceiling space. Heat detectors shall be used in above-ceiling space due to environmental conditions. If above-ceiling space is sprinklered heat detectors shall not be required.
907.2.3.6 Automatic fire alarm system. Automatic detection
shall be provided in accordance with this section.

907.2.3.6.1 Smoke detectors. Smoke detectors shall
be installed at the ceiling of every room and in
“ceiling-plenums” utilized for environmental air.
Where the ceiling is attached directly to the under-
side of the roof structure, smoke detectors shall be
installed on the ceiling only.

Exception: Where the environment or ambient
conditions exceed smoke detector installation
guidelines; heat detectors or fire sprinklers shall be used.

907.2.3.6.2 Heat detectors. Heat detectors shall be
installed in combustible spaces where sprinklers or
smoke detectors are not installed.


2016 CBC 907.2.3.6
2016 CBC 907.2.3.6


Private schools, occupancy is sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system: common areas notification appliances activated by sprinkler waterflow switch. Notification system and manual pull station at normally occupied location shall be provided as per 2016 CBC 907.2.3
2016 CBC 907.2.3

Private schools, occupancy is NOT sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system: common areas notification appliances and smoke detection system. Common areas notification appliances activated by any smoke detector. Notification system and manual pull station at normally occupied location shall be provided as per 2016 CBC 907.2.3
2016 CBC 907.2.3

907.2.3.7 Private schools. An automatic fire alarm system
shall be provided in new buildings of private schools.

Exception: Automatic detection devices are not
required where an approved automatic sprinkler
system is installed in accordance with Section
903.3.1.1 and the occupant notification appliances
will activate on sprinkler water flow and manual
activation is provided from a normally occupied
location.

2016 CBC 907.2.3.7
2016 CBC 907.2.3.7


Day-care, occupancy is sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system: common areas notification appliances activated by sprinkler waterflow switch. Notification system and manual pull station at normally occupied location shall be provided as per 2016 CBC 907.2.3
2016 CBC 907.2.3

Smoke detectors shall be installed in every room used for sleeping or napping.
Day-care, occupancy is NOT sprinklered
Automatic fire alarm system: common areas notification appliances and smoke detection system. Common areas notification appliances activated by any smoke detector. Notification system and manual pull station at normally occupied location shall be provided as per 2016 CBC 907.2.3
2016 CBC 907.2.3
Smoke detectors shall be installed in every room used for sleeping or napping.
907.2.3.8 Day-care, Group E.

907.2.3.8.1
An automatic fire alarm system shall be
provided in all buildings used as or containing a
Group E day-care.

Exception: Automatic detection devices are not
required where an approved automatic sprinkler
system is installed in accordance with Section
903.3.1.1 and the occupant notification appliances
will activate on sprinkler waterflow and
manual activation is provided from a normally
occupied location.

907.2.3.8.2 Smoke detectors shall be installed in
every room used for sleeping or napping.


2016 CBC 907.2.3.8
2016 CBC 907.2.3.8


Audible notification for playground areas
Playground areas shall be provided with audible notification.
907.5.2.4 Group E schools. One audible alarm notification
appliance shall be mounted on the exterior of a
buildings to alert occupants at each playground area.


2016 CBC 907.5.2.4
2016 CBC 907.5.2.4


Additional requirements as applicable
 
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