International Building Code 411.1
General. Special amusement buildings having an occupant
load of 50 or more shall comply with the requirements for
the appropriate Group A occupancy and this section. Amusement
buildings having an occupant load of less than 50 shall
comply with the requirements for a Group B occupancy and
Exception: Amusement buildings or portions thereof that
are without walls or a roof and constructed to prevent the
accumulation of smoke.
For flammable decorative materials, see the International
International Building Code 411.2
Special amusement building. A special amusement
building is any temporary or permanent building or portion
thereof that is occupied for amusement, entertainment or educational
purposes and that contains a device or system that conveys
passengers or provides a walkway along, around or over a
course in any direction so arranged that the means of egress
path is not readily apparent due to visual or audio distractions
or is intentionally confounded or is not readily available
because of the nature of the attraction or mode of conveyance
through the building or structure.
International Building Code 411.3
Automatic fire detection. Special amusement buildings
shall be equipped with an automatic fire detection system
in accordance with Section 907.
International Building Code 411.4
Automatic sprinkler system. Special amusement
buildings shall be equipped throughout with an automatic
sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1. Where
the special amusement building is temporary, the sprinkler
water supply shall be of an approved temporary means.
Exception: Automatic sprinklers are not required where the
total floor area of a temporary special amusement building
is less than 1,000 square feet (93 m2) and the travel distance
from any point to an exit is less than 50 feet (15 240 mm).
International Building Code 411.5
Alarm. Actuation of a single smoke detector, the
automatic sprinkler system or other automatic fire detection
device shall immediately sound an alarm at the building at a
constantly attended location from which emergency action can
be initiated including the capability of manual initiation of
requirements in Section 907.2.11.2.
International Building Code 411.6
Emergency voice/alarm communications system.
An emergency voice/alarm communications system shall be
provided in accordance with Sections 907.2.11 and 907.2.12.2,
which is also permitted to serve as a public address system and
shall be audible throughout the entire special amusement building.
International Building Code 411.7
Exit marking. Exit signs shall be installed at the
required exit or exit access doorways of amusement buildings.
Approved directional exit markings shall also be provided.
Where mirrors, mazes or other designs are utilized that disguise
the path of egress travel such that they are not apparent,
approved low-level exit signs and directional path markings
shall be provided and located not more than 8 inches (203 mm)
above the walking surface and on or near the path of egress
travel. Such markings shall become visible in an emergency.
The directional exit marking shall be activated by the automatic
fire detection system and the automatic sprinkler system in
accordance with Section 907.2.11.2.
International Building Code 411.8
Interior finish. The interior finish shall be Class A in
accordance with Section 803.1.