We live in a world where project budgets are based on cost per square foot. The efficient use of floor space matters in order to minimize costs for owners and maximize occupancy use for end-users.

One factor in this equation is the design and incorporation of fire riser rooms in commercial spaces. When it comes to maximizing the floorplan of a commercial facility, teams can find themselves at a standstill as owners, general contractors, consultants, and fire marshals may have a variety of questions on the correct approach.

In order to help your project team avoid situations that can hold up design (and potentially cost time and money), the International Building Code (IBC) can help answer some of the questions regarding fire riser rooms.