Now my question is can I limit the number of occupancy in these areas (rooms) in order to satisfy the original floor capacity? For example, if the floor can take 20 PSF after the heavy equipment and I limit the number of occupancy to 5 persons in each room and limit the furniture too. Does code allow to make this kind of arrangement? I checked ASCE-7 and IBC but have not found any code requirements.
Please comment on this approach. If you can reference any code that will be even better. Thank you.