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BS 5588-7:1997

3.9 final exit the termination of an escape route from a building giving direct access to a street, passageway, walkway or other open space, sited to ensure the rapid dispersal of persons from the vicinity of a building so that they are no longer in danger from fire and/or smoke 3.10 fire resistance the ability of a component or construction of a building to satisfy for a stated period of time some or all of the criteria specified in the relevant part of BS 476 3.11 height (of an atrium) the level of the surface of the highest point of the floor of the highest storey adjacent to the atrium measured from the level of the atrium base

Height of atrium from ground to floor of top storey

Height of atrium from ground to floor of top storey

3.12 height (of a building) the distance of the surface of the highest point of the floor of the highest storey (excluding any such storey consisting exclusively of plant rooms) measured at the centre of that face of the building where the measurement is greatest from the level of the footway or paving in front of that face, or, if there is no such footway or paving, from the level of the ground (see Figure 1)

Ground level Figure 1 — Height of an atrium

Š BSI 8 December 2004

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