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Board of Appeals

The Provo City Board of Appeals is convened on an as-needed basis to review appeals of decisions made by the Building Inspection Division. For questions or to get on an agenda, please contact Provo's Chief Building Official
at (801) 852-6454.

Board of Appeals

Board of Appeals
December 17, 2013  


The Provo City Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 17, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., in the Community Development Conference Room at the Provo City Center, located at 330 West 100 South. The following items below will be discussed, and anyone interested is invited to attend and provide comment. Preceding the public hearing, a briefing will be held at 12:00 p.m. The briefing is open to the public; however, formal presentation of items, public comment, and actions will be reserved for the public hearing at 12:30 p.m.  

ITEM 1            Provo City Center Temple  90 South University Avenue  Provo, UT  84603  
Report of Action - Item 1

Jacobsen Construction is appealing the following 2009 IBC Code Interpretation as it relates to interior exit signage. The company wishes to install 3 ½ inch interior externally illuminated exit signs at maximum fifty (50’) foot intervals in order to preserve the historic character of the this building. The code sections are as follows:  


1011.1 Where required.
Exits and exit access doors shall be marked by an approved exit sign readily visible from any direction of egress travel. The path of egress travel to exits and within exits shall be marked by readily visible exit signs to clearly indicate the direction of egress travel in cases where the exit or the path of egress travel is not immediately visible to the occupants. Intervening means of egress doors within exits shall be marked by exit signs. Exit sign placement shall be such that no point in an exit access corridor or exit passageway is more than 100 feet (30 480 mm) or the listed viewing distance for the sign, whichever is less, from the nearest visible exit sign.   

1011.5 Externally illuminated exit signs.
Externally illuminated exit signs shall comply with Sections 1011.5.1 through 1011.5.3. 

1011.5.1 Graphics.
Every exit sign and directional exit sign shall have plainly legible letters not less than 6 inches (152 mm) high with the principal strokes of the letters not less than 3/4 inch (19.1 mm) wide. The word "EXIT" shall have letters having a width not less than 2 inches (51 mm) wide, except the letter "I," and the minimum spacing between letters shall not be less than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm). Signs larger than the minimum established in this section shall have letter widths, strokes and spacing in proportion to their height. 

The word "EXIT" shall be in high contrast with the background and shall be clearly discernible when the means of exit sign illumination is or is not energized. If a chevron directional indicator is provided as part of the exit sign, the construction shall be such that the direction of the chevron directional indicator cannot be readily changed.  

Provo City will make reasonable accommodations for all citizens interested in participating in this meeting. If assistance is needed to allow participation at this meeting, please call Shannon Dalton at (801) 852-6424 at least 3 days before the meeting to make arrangements.  

By order of the Provo City Board of Appeals
Published in "The Daily Herald"
By Shannon Dalton, Secretary, (801) 852-6424

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