§ 13-160-020

Definitions

a.

Exit. An “exit” is a means of egress from a building or structure including outside exits, vertical exits, horizontal exits and exit connections as herein defined.

b.

Vertical Exit. A “vertical exit” is a means of exit used for ascension or descension between two or more levels including stairways, smokeproof towers, ramps, escalators and fire escapes.

c.

Horizontal exit” means a protected opening through a two-hour fire partition through or over or around a fire wall or a bridge connecting two buildings.

d.

Outside exit” means an exit from the building to a public way, to an open area leading to a public way, or to an enclosed fire-resistive passage leading to a public way.

e.

Exit connections” means and includes doorways, aisles, corridors, foyers, lobbies and other horizontal means of exit leading to a vertical exit, a horizontal exit or an outside exit.

f.

Flight” means a series of steps between successive landings or between a landing and a floor.

g.

Landing” means a platform between two flights of stairs.

h.

Newel post” means an upright post at the end of a stair railing.

i.

Ramp” means an inclined passageway connecting two levels.

j.

Riser” means the vertical distance of a step between two successive treads or between a tread and a landing or floor.

k.

Stairways” means one or more flights of stairs with connecting landings.

1.

Enclosed stairway” means a stairway separated by fire-resistive partitions from the rest of the building.

2.

Exterior stairway” means a stairway on the outside of a building or structure.

3.

Interior stairway” means a stairway within a building or structure.

l.

Tread” means the horizontal distance between two successive risers in a flight.

(Prior code § 67-2)

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