You and your colleagues decide to embark on a team-building exercise, and choose your community’s latest establishment: an escape room. These attractions are designed to challenge people to “escape” from a locked room, using puzzles and clues, within a pre-determined amount of time.
Escape rooms are meant to be fun, bonding experiences! But if you’re concerned over the safety of such ventures, you’re not alone. How do building codes apply to “locked-room” entertainment gimmicks? There are several options that “escape room” venues may be able to take, to ensure that their facilities meet building codes and life safety codes.
We have outlined three potential solutions. The first two options are code compliant. The third option would require approval from the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction):
Thank you Kristi Dietz (LaForce Engineering Training Manager) for providing technical expertise for this blog!