The requirement for luminous egress pathmarkings became more popular after the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. The survivors of the 2001 attacks noted the photoluminescent egress pathmarkings installed in the buildings helped them make it to safety.
Luminous egress path markings not only illuminate the exit path, acting as a fail-safe emergency lighting system, but create an easy-to-follow pathway to the exit discharge, even for occupants who are not familiar with the building.
Required by international, federal, and local building, fire, and life safety codes, luminous egress path markings must meet several stringent standards to ensure code compliance.
As per the International Building Code, approved luminous egress path markings must be installed in new and existing high-rise buildings of occupancy groups A,B,E, I-1, M, or R-1.
Luminous egress path markings must be installed in the exit stairways of applicable new and existing high-rise buildings. Within the exit stairway, luminous egress path markings are required in the following locations:
Some of the requirements for photoluminescent egress pathmarkings include:
The importance of meeting code compliance in your building is paramount for occupant safety, and the installation of luminous egress path markings enhances the speed, safety, and ease of emergency egress.
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