ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018)

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14B-27-2701 The provisions of Section 2701 of IBC are adopted by reference without modification.

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

2701.1 Scope

ILLUSTRATION
The provisions of this chapter and the Chicago Electrical Code shall govern the design, construction, erection and installation of the electrical components, appliances, equipment and systems used in buildings and structures covered by this code. The Chicago Fire Prevention Code, the Chicago Minimum Requirements for Existing Buildings and the Chicago Electrical Code shall govern the use and maintenance of electrical components, appliances, equipment and systems. The Chicago Building Rehabilitation Code and the Chicago Electrical Code shall govern the alteration, repair, relocation, replacement and addition of electrical components, appliances, or equipment and systems.

14B-27-2702 The provisions of Section 2702 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

Amended Coun. J. 2-19-20, p. 14474.

Amended Coun. J. 10-7-20, p. 21791. 

Stationary emergency and standby power generators required by this code shall be listed in accordance with UL 2200.
Fuel lines supplying a generator set inside a high-rise building shall be separated from areas of the building other than the room the generator is located in by an approved method, or an assembly that has a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours. Where the building is protected throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, the required fire-resistance rating shall be reduced to 1 hour.
Emergency power systems and standby power systems required by this code, the Chicago Electrical Code or the Chicago Fire Prevention Code shall be installed in accordance with the Chicago Electrical Code.
Emergency power systems shall automatically provide secondary power within 10 seconds after primary power is lost, unless specified otherwise in this code or the Chicago Electrical Code. Standby power systems shall automatically provide secondary power within 60 seconds after primary power is lost, unless specified otherwise in this code or the Chicago Electrical Code.
Emergency power systems and standby power systems shall be designed to provide the required power for a minimum duration of 2 hours without being refueled or recharged, unless specified otherwise in this code or the Chicago Electrical Code.
An uninterrupted source of power shall be provided for equipment where required by the manufacturer's instructions, the listing, this code or applicable referenced standards.
Emergency power systems shall be an acceptable alternative for installations that require standby power systems.
Emergency power shall be provided for semiconductor fabrication facilities.
Essential electrical systems for ambulatory care facilities shall comply with Section 422.6.
Standby power shall be provided for elevators and platform lifts as required in Sections 1009.4.1, 1009.5, 3003.1 and 3007.8.
Emergency power shall be provided for voice communication systems as required in Section 907.2.12.2. The system shall be capable of powering the required load for a duration of not less than 24 hours, as required in NFPA 72.
Emergency power shall be provided for exit signs as required in Section 1013.6.3. The system shall be capable of powering the required load for a duration of not less than 90 minutes.
Emergency or standby power shall be provided for gas detection systems in accordance with the Chicago Fire Prevention Code.
Essential electrical systems for Group I-2 occupancies shall be in accordance with Section 407.11.
Emergency power shall be provided for power-operated doors and locks in Group I-3 occupancies as required in Section 408.4.2.
Emergency or standby power shall be provided in occupancies with hazardous materials where required by the Chicago Fire Prevention Code.
Emergency and standby power shall be provided in high-rise buildings as required in Section 403.4.8.
Emergency power shall be provided for means of egress illumination as required in Section 1008.3. The system shall be capable of powering the required load for a duration of not less than required by the Chicago Electrical Code.
Standby power shall be provided for auxiliary inflation systems in permanent membrane structures as required in Section 3102.8.2. Standby power shall be provided for a duration of not less than 4 hours.
Emergency power shall be provided for semiconductor fabrication facilities.
Standby power shall be provided for smoke control systems as required in Sections 404.7, 909.11, 909.20.6.2 and 909.21.5.

Emergency and standby power shall be provided in underground buildings as required in Section 405.

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