Codes: Means of Egress

Exit: The portion of a means of egress that is protected and fully enclosed and is between the exit access and exit discharge or public way. It can be as basic as the exterior exit door or it can include enclosed certain corridors or passageways. The components of an exit are distinguished from the exit accesses by higher fire ratings.

Harmon, Sharon Kooman, IIDA, Kennon, Katherine E. The Codes Guidebooks for Interiors, 3rd Edition. Hoboken, NJ. Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2005. Print.

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Codes: Means of Egress

Exit access: The portion of a means of egress that leads to the entrance of an exit. It includes any room or space occupied by a person and any doorway, aisle, corridor, stair or ramp traveled on the way to the exit.

Harmon, Sharon Kooman, IIDA, Kennon, Katherine E. The Codes Guidebooks for Interiors, 3rd Edition. Hoboken, NJ. Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2005. Print.

Codes: Means of Egress

A means of egress is a broad term that covers a variety of building components. Each of the codes divides a means of egress into three main categories exit access, exit and exit discharge. In most cases a public way is the final destination. All of the means of egress components are defined as follows:

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Harmon, Sharon Kooman, IIDA, Kennon, Katherine E. The Codes Guidebooks for Interiors, 3rd Edition. Hoboken, NJ. Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2005. Print.

Codes: Means of Egress

A means of egress is most commonly described as a continuous and unobstructed path of travel from any point in a building to its exterior or a public way. It can also be the path of travel an occupant uses to get to a safe area of refuge within a building. A means of egress is comprised of both vertical and horizontal passage ways, including such components as doorways, corridors, stairs, ramps enclosures, and intervening rooms. The design of these components is crucial to the safety of the building occupants in normal use of a building and especially during emergencies.

Elevators, escalators, and moving walks are typically not considered a means of egress, since the codes do not usually allow them to be used as an exit during an emergency. However, this is changing as more elevators are required as an accessible means of egress.

Harmon, Sharon Kooman, IIDA, Kennon, Katherine E. The Codes Guidebooks for Interiors, 3rd Edition. Hoboken, NJ. Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2005. Print.

The Roman Folding Chair

The roman folding stool was often made of wood but sometimes it was built with bronze. Its curved legs could be either straight or curved. Sometimes it had animal feet and sometimes it did not.

Classic Roman Folding Chair

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Modern Roman Folding Chairs

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Schultz, Frances. brown works with bursts. House Beautiful. 
March 2008.

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Schwartz, Deb. A Tricolor Decor.Domino. May 2008.

							

THE KLISMOS CHAIR

The most influential chair from Greece was the wood side chair, the Klismos Chair. This chair features a curved backboard and curved legs. The backboard was usually supported by a strong central split with a narrow wood strip on either side. Both front and bak legs curved in opposite direction. These chairs were light weight and easily portable.

Sketchup of the Original Klismos Chair

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Modern Models of the Klismos Chair

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Bernhardt. Traditional Home Oct 2008: 26-27. Print.

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Prisant, Carol. The Greek Key Motif. March 2008. Magazine

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Robb and Stucky Interiors. At Home an Oprah Magazine. Winter 2008. Print.

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