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Area of Refuge Requirements in Colorado

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Does your Colorado Building Meet Local Area of Refuge Requirements?

Area of Refuge Requirements in ColoradoKnowing local area of refuge requirements can save your firm tens of thousands of dollars in fines. Colorado has adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) with amendments. All codes pertaining to areas of refuge and means of egress are based follow 2015 IBC guidelines. Because Colorado's building code is not identical to the 2015 IBC, be sure to check your local codes before building. Cornell Communications is the expert on area of refuge requirements in Colorado and guarantees your facility will meet all local building codes.

When is an Area of Refuge Required in Colorado?

According to IBC Section 1007, accessible means of egress require an area of refuge. Areas of refuge are required in all multi-story:

The state of Colorado does not require areas of refuge in buildings with automatic sprinkler systems throughout, at stairways serving open parking garages or smoke protected seating areas in compliance with Section 1028.6.2.

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Area of Refuge Communication Requirements in Colorado

Area of Refuge Comunication SystemThe state of Colorado requires all areas of refuge that are one or more stories above or below the level of exit discharge are equipped with a two-way communication system like Cornell’s 4800 Series Area of Rescue Assistance system (IBC 1009.6.5). According to IBC 1009.8.1 two-way communication systems at areas of refuge must:

A two-way communication system is not required in areas with ramps, near freight elevators or near service elevators that are not designated as part of the accessible means of egress.

Cornell’s 4800 Series Area of Refuge assistance system meets all of Colorado’s building code requirements.

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Area of Refuge Signage Requirements in Colorado

Area of Refuge SignageColorado building code requires areas of refuge are clearly marked with appropriate signage. IBC 1009.9 states:

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Design an Area of Refuge System for Colorado Buildings

Still have questions? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Cornell Communications is an industry leader in area of rescue systems, nurse call systems and more. Get a quote on a 4800 series area of rescue system or contact a Cornell representative for more information on area of refuge requirements in Colorado.

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