Preparation is key when planning your office space.  There are many behind the scene steps that have to do with safety codes, so it is important to work with an engineer to ensure you have an office space that complies with all of the codes.  In this part of the Cubicle Dictionary series, we will be discussing the safety codes to keep in mind when planning your workspace for cubicles. Building codes are the government’s official statement on building safety.  Safety codes cover a range of topics including fire, structural, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical construction.

Below are some fire safety codes to keep in mind for your office:

What is “Means of Egress”?

It is important to note that some cities such as New York and Philadelphia sometimes have stricter laws because of the age of their buildings.  This is to help occupants exit more quickly as they feel the buildings may burn more quickly than that of new construction.  We are not experts in building codes at FastCubes, and we strongly suggest consulting a professional before making any decisions or purchases.