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A. Complete Sprinkler Requirements
The following paragraphs outline where complete sprinkler systems are required. Group M, 903.2.7: An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout buildings containing a Group M occupancy where one of the following conditions exists:
B. Allowable Heights and Areas
The allowable heights, areas and stories illustrated in the following tables represent the information found in Chapter 5 of the IBC. The maximum area of multi-story buildings depends on single occupancy, nonseparated occupancies or mixed occupancies. For multi-story, single or nonseparated occupancies, the allowable area, sprinklered or unsprinklered, is multiplied by three. For more information, see IBC Section 506.2.3 for single or nonseparated occupancies and Section 506.2.4 for mixed occupancies.