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SEC. 91.8804.  RATING CLASSIFICATIONS.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 179,324, Eff. 12/10/07, Oper. 1/1/08.)
 
   The rating classifications as exhibited in Table No. 88-A are hereby established and each building within the scope of this division shall be placed in one rating classification by the Department.  The total occupant load of the entire building as determined by CBC Section 1004.1 shall be used to determine the rating classification.
 
   EXCEPTIONS:
 
   1.   For the purpose of this division, portions of buildings constructed to act independently when resisting seismic forces may be placed in separate rating classifications.
 
   2.   For the purpose of this division, to establish the rating classification of a building containing one or more artist in residence spaces, as defined in Section 91.8501 of this Code, the occupant load of each artist in residence space shall be one for each space less than 2,000 square feet (186 m2) in area and two for each space 2,000 square feet (186 m2) or more in area.