## How do you calculate occupant load per floor?

The occupancy load is calculated by dividing the area of a room by its prescribed unit of area per person. Units of area per person for specific buildings can be found in the chart at the end of this article. For instance, the chart dictates that dormitories require 50 square feet of floor area for every room occupant.

**When an occupant load is 50 or more egress doors shall?**

In the work area and in the egress path from any work area to the exit discharge, all egress doors serving an occupant load greater than 50 shall swing in the direction of exit travel.

### What is an occupant load?

Occupant Load: The total number of people that might occupy a building or space at any one time.

**How do you calculate room capacity?**

Figure the area of the room, by multiplying the length by the width. For example, if your room is 50 feet long and 40 feet wide, the area is 2,000 square feet (50 x 40 = 2,000). If you measured the room in sections, add up the square feet of each section. Divide the square footage by 36.

## How do you find the maximum capacity of a building?

Occupant capacity of a building or space

- The maximum number of persons it is designed to hold; or.
- The number calculated by dividing the area of room or storey(s) (m²) by a floor space factor (m² per person) such as those given in Table C1 of the approved document for guidance.

**How do you calculate exit capacity?**

To determine the egress capacity of a door, or how many people a door will accommodate, divide the clear opening width of the door by 0.2 inches per occupant or 0.15 inches per occupant (see above to choose which factor to use).

### Are restrooms included in occupant load?

Bathrooms, closets, electrical/mechanical rooms and other nonoccupiable spaces are not subtracted from the gross floor area. When an occupant load factor is based on the net floor area, the calculation is based on the actual occupied area.

**How do you calculate the maximum capacity of a room?**

One general rule of thumb in determining maximum occupancy is a simple formula of multiplying the room’s width in feet by the length in feet. The answer can then be divided by thirty-six to arrive at a basic occupancy figure.

## How do you calculate room occupancy?

Occupancy rate is the percentage of occupied rooms in your property at a given time. It is one of the most high-level indicators of success and is calculated by dividing the total number of rooms occupied, by the total number of rooms available, times 100, creating a percentage such as 75% occupancy.

**How do you calculate occupant load per door?**

### What type of occupancy is a restroom?

Single Occupancy Classifications For a restroom, the classification is generally “U” for a Utility type building. A concession building on the other hand, is typically classified “B” as a business where services are provided or “M” as a Mercantile where goods are sold or are on display.