1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
|Status: Decision Rendered|
|Appeal ID: 12363||Project Address: 11525 NE Halsey St|
|Hearing Date: 8/12/15||Appellant Name: peter nylen|
|Case No.: B-012||Appellant Phone: 5039978770|
|Appeal Type: Building||Plans Examiner/Inspector: Steven Mortensen|
|Project Type: commercial||Stories: 1 Occupancy: B Construction Type: V-B|
|Building/Business Name: Hour to Midnight||Fire Sprinklers: No|
|Appeal Involves: Alteration of an existing structure,other: additional item to 12339||LUR or Permit Application No.: 15-185963-CO|
|Plan Submitted Option: pdf [File 1] [File 2] [File 3] [File 4]||Proposed use: escape room game|
Electromagnetically locked egress doors. Doors is a means of egress in buildings...in Group ...B....shall be permitted to be electromagnetically locked if equipped with listed hardware that incorporates a built-in switch and meet the requirements below:
|Code Modification or Alternate Requested|
Electromagnetic locks will be used on all game room doors. They comply with all applicable requirements of 1008.1.9.9, with the exception that they are affixed to the side of the door ( see door schedule), not the leaf of the door.
|Reason for alternative|
The egress hardware (cut sheet and certificate previously submitted) affixed immediately next to the door has an obvious method of operation, is capable of being operated with one hand, unlocks the door immediately and fails open during a power loss. In response to the 7 additional items not in the code section cited: 1.see narrative attached 2. emergency egress lighting to be in each room and in common spaces and corridors 3. electromagnetic locks fail safe - no power: no magnet: no lock (see certificate) 4. no sprinklers or fire alarms are present 5. games will be monitored at all times by staff in the control room ( see Principles of Operation) 6. same 7. Egress switch location shown in door schedule and plan.
Because these locks can be obviously operated at any time by game participants and rooms will be monitored by staff at all times during games, we request that these electromagnetic locks be allowed. As said above, emergency egress lighting will be provided in all game rooms and in common spaces.
Electro-Magnetic Locking Hardware at Game Rooms: Granted provided egress lighting is installed in game rooms with emergency backup.
The Administrative Appeal Board finds that the information submitted by the appellant demonstrates that the approved modifications or alternate methods are consistent with the intent of the code; do not lessen health, safety, accessibility, life, fire safety or structural requirements; and that special conditions unique to this project make strict application of those code sections impractical.
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