CALIFORNIA STATE BUILDING CODE - EMERGENCY ESCAPE WINDOWS PROVISION

CALIFORNIA STATE BUILDING CODE - EMERGENCY ESCAPE WINDOWS
What Is The Provision In The California Building Code On Emergency Escape Windows?


EMERGENCY ESCAPE WINDOWS


Section 310.4

Basements in dwelling units and every sleeping room below the fourth story shall have at least  one operable window or door approved for emergency escape or rescue that shall open directly into a public  street, public alley, yard or exit court.

The door or window shall be operable from the inside to provide a full clear  opening without the use of separate tools.

All escape or rescue windows shall have a minimum net clear openable area of 5.7 square feet.  The minimum net clear openable height dimension shall be twenty-four inches.

The minimum net clear openable width  dimension shall be twenty inches.  When windows are provided as a means of escape or rescue they shall  have a finished sill height not more than forty-four inches above the floor.

This measurement is taken from the  floor to the clear opening of the window, not the lower, wooden, plaster or sheetrock window stool.

Bars, grilles, grates or similar devices may be installed on an emergency escape or rescue windows or doors, provided:

1. Such devices are equipped with approved release mechanisms which are openable from the inside without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort; and

2. The building is equipped with smoke detectors installed in accordance with section 310.9.

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