The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) and the Georgia Dome (Dome) provide these guidelines to clarify the requirements for multi-story exhibit booths. The Fire Marshal has provided basic guidelines for compliance with Paragraph 9-22.214.171.124 of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, which governs multi-level exhibit booths. In addition, the GWCC and Georgia Dome have developed additional guidelines appropriate for the safe and orderly operation of these facilities. These guidelines are as follows:
a. Covered or roofed areas should be furnished with acceptable battery-powered smoke detectors that emit alarms audible outside of the enclosed or covered area.
b. The exhibitor will provide for a Fire Watch within the booth space. Personnel providing Fire Watch services must be supplied with a Class 2A10BC Fire Extinguisher in each enclosed area covered by the floor above. Personnel must be trained in the use of extinguishers.
c. Spiral stairways are not recommended for areas occupied by the public, visitors or clientele, unless specifically approved.
d. Exhibit booth plans must be submitted to the Georgia World Congress Center/Georgia Dome Event Coordinator for review a minimum of sixty (60) days before move-in. There must be a licensed structural engineer’s stamp of certification on all plans.
e. The upper deck of multilevel exhibits greater than 300 square feet in area shall have at least two remote means of egress.
f. Areas within the exhibit booth that are totally enclosed (i.e., walls and roof/ceiling) must be served by an emergency lighting source (i.e., battery-powered) when such areas lead to exit access from the space (e.g., stairs, aisles, corridors, ramps and passageways leading to an exit from the booth space).