The International Code Council (IBC/IFC) and many jurisdictions now require exit path markings. The International Code Council adopted into the 2009 International Building Code Section 1024 and International Fire Code, 4604.23, mandating that all nonresidential buildings, new and existing, over 75 feet in height must install photoluminescent exit path markings in all enclosed emergency stairwells.
The International Building Code, published every three years, is in use in every state in the United States of America. Most states are in the process of adopting the 2009 I-codes into their jurisdictions.
We recommend LumAware to be used in addition to fire and building codes, not to replace. Simply stated, our products exceed building codes requiring photoluminescent exit path markings. Using our experience as a firefighter owned company and the knowledge of the hundreds of firefighters who helped develop our products, we go above and beyond in our measures to help you get your building occupants out safely and efficiently, when an evacuation is required.