Building Design: Strategic Building Separation
• Where possible, separate regularly occupied student spaces from “public” spaces (lobbies, commons areas, activities areas) with cross corridor separations.
- Classrooms wings or pods
- Can be tied into the access control system for automatic lockdown
- Interface cross corridor fire separation w/ building access controls
- Provide separate entrance(s) for public spaces that need to be occupied separately from the remainder of the building.
Guide for developing high-quality school emergency operations plans: at a glance