|Owner / Applicant Information|
|DeKalb County Eastern Community School Corporation|
|300 EAST WASHINGTON STREET|
|RTM Consultants Inc|
|6640 Parkdale Place|
|Barton Coe Vilamaa|
|225 Airport North Park|
|Eastside High School Media Center Renovation|
|603 East Green Street|
|Project Type||New||Addition||Alteration||Y||Existing||Change of Occupancy|
|Project Status||U||F=Filed U or Null=Unfiled|
|IDHS Issued Correction order?||No||No|
|Violation Issued by:||NA|
|Local Building Official|
|Local Fire Official|
|Code Name:||Other Code (Not in the list provided)|
|1018.1, 2014 IBC|
|Conditions:|| Two (2) nonrated sliding doors will be provided in the existing wall separating the existing Media Center and the corridor. The openings are required to be fire-rated per current code based upon location within a corridor wall.
The project scope is renovation of the existing Media Center, including new doors and borrowed lites in various locations in existing corridor walls. This portion of the existing building was constructed in the 1968.
|DEMONSTRATION THAT PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE ARE PROTECTED:|
|1=Non-compliance with the rule will not be adverse to the public health, safety or we|
| 2= Applicant will undertake alternative actions in lieu of compliance with the rule to ensure that granting of the variance will not be adverse to public health, safety, or welfare. Explain why alternative actions would be adequate (be specific).
|Facts:|| 1. The new sliding doors will replace existing nonrated doors currently in these corridor wall openings. The code (1967 Indiana Building Rules) in effect for the original construction did not require fire-rated corridor construction.
2. Smoke detection will be provided in the existing Media Center connected to the building fire alarm system.
3. Other new doors and borrowed lites to be installed in the existing corridor wall will be fire- rated as required for fire partitions per current code.
4. Similar variances have been granted in the past, including 19-12-66b, 18-10-51, 18-03-51, 18-03-50, 17-12-39, 17-12-38, and 17-05-55.
|DEMONSTRATION OF UNDUE HARDSHIP OR HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURE:|
| Imposition of the rule would result in an undue hardship (unusual difficulty) because of physical limitations of the construction site or its utility services.
|Y|| Imposition of the rule would result in an undue hardship (unusual difficulty) because of major operational problems in the use of the building or structure.
| Imposition of the rule would result in an undue hardship (unusual difficulty) because of excessive costs of additional or altered construction elements.
| Imposition of the rule would prevent the preservation of an architecturally or a historically significant part of the building or structure.
|Facts:|| The sliding doors are proposed to allow ease of entry and exit from the Media Center, and will also provide the necessary noise barrier, while providing the desired visibility between the corridor and the Media Center.