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Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods For New Zealand Building Code Clause F6 Visibility in escape routes

All content related to F6 Visibility in escape routes

3rd edition, amendment 4

Current version: Effective from 1 January 2017

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

Comments are modified to improve guidance on “occupant load” and “slopes”.

Cited content in this document can be found on the Building CodeHub website.

3rd edition, amendment 3

Effective from 14 February 2014 to 30 May 2017

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

All of the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods relating to F6 are contained in one document.

  • F6/AS1 gives a design solution for emergency lighting for certain buildings or parts of buildings where lack of visibility would increase the risk of injury.  It gives locations for emergency lighting, levels of illuminance, measurement, start-up and output, duration, documentation and testing. 
  • Appendices give occupant densities (Table 2.2 from Acceptable Solution C/AS1), modification to Standards, and measurement of escape route travel distance.

3rd edition, amendment 2

Effective from 10 October 2011 to 14 August 2014

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

F6 Visibility in escape routes – F6/AS1. Third edition, Amendment 2. Effective from 10 Oct 2011 until 14 Aug 2014.

3rd edition, unamended

Effective from 18 October 2007 to 10 October 2011

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

2nd edition, amendment 1

Effective from 21 June 2007 to 18 October 2007

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

2nd edition, unamended

Effective from 1 June 2001 to 21 June 2007

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

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