How Do I Calculate Commercial Occupancy

Can you direct me to a resource that explains how the maximum occupancy of a commercial building (including different rooms within the building) are calculated?

I have reviewed the information on the NACHI website under “Occupancy Load Signs” which includes a table specifying “Typical Maximum Floor Area Allowances Per Occupant”

however, I have been told that there are other factors involved, such as size & number of exit doors, hallway length, etc.

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Ron Ingber

This information can be found in the International Building Code.

I don’t have easy access to the International Building Code. I was hoping that someone could post the formula(s) and rules to make the calculation.

I apologize for the duplicate previous post. There appears to be a delay between submission and actual posting.

Ron, the Country Guy

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