Qestion 1: Is it possible to limit the capacity of the building by placing a capacity sign, or is it strictly based on square footage and furniture layout?
Question 2: By reducing the meeting space with walls to less than 2100 sqft, which would meet the restrictions for seating using the chart at 7sqft/person, which leaves an atrium area, sectioned off by walls and then a door into the meeting area. Since the atrium area is not the meeting area, how does this affect the sprinkler formula for meeting places with less than 300 folks?
Question 3: There are some office spaces, if more offices were constructed to keep the total occupancy of the building under 300, is this what the NFPA 101 really means for the sprinkler requirement?
Thanks, this is a real headache, since our group is much less than the 300, although our space is 4300 sqft. Appreciate any feedback.