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International Existing Building Code 2012 (IEBC 2012)

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Part 1 — Scope and Application

[A] 101.1 Title

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The 2012 International Existing Building Code and this Section shall be known as the 2012 International Existing Building Code portion of the 2016 State Building Code, hereinafter referred to as "the code" or "this code."
The provisions of the International Existing Building Code shall apply to the repair, alteration, change of occupancy, addition and relocation of existing buildings.
The intent of this code is to provide flexibility to permit the use of alternative approaches to achieve compliance with minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare insofar as they are affected by the repair, alteration, change of occupancy, addition and relocation of existing buildings.
This code shall apply to the repair, alteration, change of occupancy, addition and relocation of all existing buildings, regardless of occupancy, subject to the criteria of Sections 101.4.1 and 101.4.2.
A building or portion of a building that has not been previously occupied or used for its intended purpose in accordance with the laws in existence at the time of its completion shall comply with the provisions of the International Building Code or International Residential Code, as applicable, for new construction or with any current permit for such occupancy.

[A] 101.4.2 Buildings Previously Occupied

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The legal occupancy of any building or structure existing on the date of adoption of this code shall be permitted to continue without change, except as is specifically covered in this code or in the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code.

101.4.3 Property Maintenance

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The International Property Maintenance Code is not adopted by the State of Connecticut. Property maintenance shall be in accordance with the requirements of this code and the applicable provisions of the Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code. References to the International Property Maintenance Code found within the body of the model document shall be considered null and void.
All construction work covered in this code, including any related demolition, shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 15.

[A] 101.6 Appendices

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The provisions of Appendix A shall be incorporated into the requirements of this code.
Repairs or alterations mandated by any property, housing, or fire safety maintenance code or mandated by any licensing rule or ordinance adopted pursuant to law shall conform only to the requirements of that code, rule, or ordinance and shall not be required to conform to this code unless the code requiring such repair or alteration so provides.

101.8 Gas

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The International Fuel Gas Code is not adopted by the State of Connecticut. Any references to the International Fuel Gas Code within the body of this code shall be considered references to requirements of NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code, NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code and NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, as incorporated in the Connecticut State Fire Safety and the Connecticut Fire Prevention Codes. These requirements apply to liquid petroleum storage systems, gas piping systems extending from the point of delivery to the inlet connections of appliances, the installation and operation of residential and commercial gas appliances and related accessories as covered by this code.

101.9 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code

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References to the International Fire Code within the body of the model document shall be considered to be references to the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code.

101.10 Means of Egress

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In addition to the requirements of this code, means of egress in existing buildings shall meet the requirements of the provisions of Part IV of the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code for the proposed occupancy.
Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall be applicable. Where in any specific case different sections of this code specify different materials, methods of construction or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern.
The provisions of this code shall not be deemed to nullify any provisions of local, state, or federal law.
References to chapter or section numbers or to provisions not specifically identified by number shall be construed to refer to such chapter, section, or provision of this code.
The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference and as further regulated in Sections 102.4.1 and 102.4.2.
Exception: Where enforcement of a code provision would violate the conditions of the listing of the equipment or appliance, the conditions of the listing shall govern.
Where conflicts occur between provisions of this code and referenced codes and standards, the provisions of this code shall apply.
Where the extent of the reference to a referenced code or standard includes subject matter that is within the scope of this code, the provisions of this code as applicable, shall take precedence over the provisions in the referenced code or standard.
In the event that any part or provision of this code is held to be illegal or void, this shall not have the effect of making void or illegal any of the other parts or provisions.

Part 2 — Administration and Enforcement

Section 103 Department of Building Safety

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Section 103 Enforcement Agency

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103.1 Creation of Enforcement Agency

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103.1 General

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The creation of the enforcement agency responsible for administration and enforcement of this code shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 103 of the International Building Code portion of the State Building Code.

103.2 Appointment

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103.3 Deputies

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Section 104 Duties and Powers of Code Official

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Section 104 Duties and Powers of Building Official

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104.1 General

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104.1 General

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The duties and powers of the building official shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 104 of the International Building Code portion of the State Building Code.

104.2 Applications and Permits

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104.2.1 Preliminary Meeting

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104.2.1.1 Building Evaluation

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104.3 Notices and Orders

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104.4 Inspections

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104.5 Identification

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104.6 Right of Entry

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104.7 Department Records

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104.8 Liability

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104.9 Approved Materials and Equipment

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104.9.1 Used Materials and Equipment

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104.10 Modifications

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104.10.1 Flood Hazard Areas

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104.11 Alternative Materials, Design and Methods of Construction, and Equipment

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104.11.1 Research Reports

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104.11.2 Tests

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Section 105 Permits

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Section 105 Permits

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105.1 Required

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105.1 General

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Requirements for permits shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 105 of the International Building Code portion of the State Building Code.

105.1.1 Annual Permit

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105.1.2 Annual Permit Records

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105.2 Work Exempt From Permit

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105.2.1 Emergency Repairs

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105.2.2 Repairs

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105.2.3 Public Service Agencies

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105.3 Application for Permit

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105.3.1 Action on Application

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105.3.2 Time Limitation of Application

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105.4 Validity of Permit

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105.5 Expiration

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105.6 Suspension or Revocation

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105.7 Placement of Permit

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Section 106 Construction Documents

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Section 106 Construction Documents

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106.1 General

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106.1 General

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Requirements for construction document shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 107 of the International Building Code portion of the State Building Code.

106.2 Construction Documents

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106.2.1 Construction Documents

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106.2.2 Fire Protection System(s) Shop Drawings

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106.2.3 Means of Egress

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106.2.4 Exterior Wall Envelope

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106.2.5 Site Plan

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106.3 Examination of Documents

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106.3.1 Approval of Construction Documents

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106.3.2 Previous Approval

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106.3.3 Phased Approval

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106.3.4 Deferred Submittals

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106.4 Amended Construction Documents

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106.5 Retention of Construction Documents

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106.6 Design Professional in Responsible Charge

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The code official is authorized to issue a permit for temporary uses. Such permits shall be limited as to time of service but shall not be permitted for more than 180 days. The code official is authorized to grant extensions for demonstrated cause.
Temporary uses shall conform to the structural strength, fire safety, means of egress, accessibility, light, ventilation and sanitary requirements of this code as necessary to ensure the public health, safety and general welfare.

107.3 Temporary Power

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The building official may give permission to temporarily supply and use power in part of an electrical installation before such installation has been fully completed and the final certificate of occupancy or certificate of approval has been issued. The part covered by the temporary certificate shall comply with the requirements specified for temporary lighting, heat or power in this code and in NFPA 70 National Electrical Code.
The code official is authorized to terminate such permit for a temporary use and to order the temporary use to be discontinued.

Section 108 Fees

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Section 108 Fees

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108.1 Payment of Fees

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108.1 General

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Fees shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 109 of the International Building Code portion of the State Building Code.

108.2 Schedule of Permit Fees

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108.3 Building Permit Valuations

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108.4 Work Commencing Before Permit Issuance

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108.5 Related Fees

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108.6 Refunds

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Construction or work for which a permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the code official, and such construction or work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved. Approval as a result of an inspection shall not be construed to be an approval of a violation of the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction. Inspections presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction shall not be valid. It shall be the duty of the permit applicant to cause the work to remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes. Neither the code official nor the jurisdiction shall be liable for expense entailed in the removal or replacement of any material required to allow inspection.

109.1.1 Posting of Required Inspections

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A schedule of required inspections shall be compiled by the building official. The schedule shall be posted in the building department for public view.
Before issuing a permit, the code official is authorized to examine or cause to be examined buildings and sites for which an application has been filed.
The code official, upon notification, shall make the inspections set forth in Sections 109.3.1 through 109.3.9.
Footing and foundation inspections shall be made after excavations for footings are complete and any required reinforcing steel is in place. For concrete foundations, any required forms shall be in place prior to inspection. Materials for the foundation shall be on the job, except where concrete is ready-mixed in accordance with ASTM C 94, the concrete need not be on the job.
Concrete slab and under-floor inspections shall be made after in-slab or under-floor reinforcing steel and building service equipment, conduit, piping accessories, and other ancillary equipment items are in place but before any concrete is placed or floor sheathing installed, including the sub floor.
For additions and substantial improvements to existing buildings in flood hazard areas, upon placement of the lowest floor, including basement, and prior to further vertical construction, the elevation documentation required in the International Building Code shall be submitted to the code official.
Framing inspections shall be made after the roof deck or sheathing, all framing, fire blocking, and bracing are in place and pipes, chimneys, and vents to be concealed are complete and the rough electrical, plumbing, heating wires, pipes, and ducts are approved.
Lath and gypsum board inspections shall be made after lathing and gypsum board, interior and exterior, is in place but before any plastering is applied or before gypsum board joints and fasteners are taped and finished.
Exception: Gypsum board that is not part of a fire-resistance-rated assembly or a shear assembly.
Protection of joints and penetrations in fire-resistance-rated assemblies, smoke barriers and smoke partitions shall not be concealed from view until inspected and approved.
In addition to the inspections specified above, the code official is authorized to make or require other inspections of any construction work to ascertain compliance with the provisions of this code and other laws that are enforced by the Department of Building Safety.
Special inspections shall be required in accordance with the International Building Code.
The final inspection shall be made after all work required by the building permit is completed.
The code official is authorized to accept reports of approved inspection agencies, provided such agencies satisfy the requirements as to qualifications and reliability.
It shall be the duty of the holder of the building permit or their duly authorized agent to notify the code official when work is ready for inspection. It shall be the duty of the permit holder to provide access to and means for any inspections of such work that are required by this code.
Work shall not be done beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the code official. The code official, upon notification, shall make the requested inspections and shall either indicate the portion of the construction that is satisfactory as completed or shall notify the permit holder or an agent of the permit holder wherein the same fails to comply with this code. Any portions that do not comply shall be corrected and such portion shall not be covered or concealed until authorized by the code official.

109.6.1 Notification of Inspection Results

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Notification as to passage or failure, in whole or in part, of any required inspection shall be made in writing by the building official or his duly authorized representative and shall be left at the job site or delivered to the permit holder. It shall be the duty of the permit holder to ascertain the results of required inspections.

110.1 Altered Area Use and Occupancy Classification Change

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110.1 Use and Occupancy

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Pursuant to subsection (a) of section 29-265 of the Connecticut General Statutes, no building or structure erected or altered in any municipality after October 1, 1970, shall be occupied or used, in whole or in part, until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the building official, certifying that such building or structure or work performed pursuant to the building permit substantially complies with the provisions of the State Building Code. Nothing in the code shall require the removal, alteration or abandonment of, or prevent the continuance of the use and occupancy of, any single-family dwelling but within six years of the date of occupancy of such dwelling after substantial completion of construction of, alteration to, or addition to such dwelling, or of a building lawfully existing on October 1, 1945, except as may be necessary for the safety of life or property. The use of a building or premises shall not be deemed to have changed because of a temporary vacancy or change of ownership or tenancy.

Exceptions:
  1. Work for which a certificate of approval is issued in accordance with Section 110.1.3.
  2. Certificates of occupancy are not required for work exempt from permit requirements under section 105.2 of the International Building Code portion of the Connecticut State Building Code.

110.1.1 State Agency

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State agencies shall not be required to obtain certificates of occupancy from local building officials. State agencies shall obtain certificates of occupancy from the State Building Inspector in accordance with the provisions of section 29-252a of the Connecticut General Statutes.

110.1.2 Statement of Professional Opinion

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Pursuant to section 29-276c of the Connecticut General Statutes, no certificate of occupancy shall be issued for a proposed structure or addition to buildings classified as (1) assembly, educational, institutional, high hazard, transient residential, which includes hotels, motels, rooming or boarding houses, dormitories or similar buildings, other than residential buildings designed to be occupied by one or more families, without limitation as to size or number of stories; (2) business, factory and industrial, mercantile, moderate and low hazard storage, having three stories or more or exceeding 30,000 square feet total gross area; and (3) nontransient residential dwellings having more than 16 units or 24,000 square feet total gross area per building, until the building official has been provided with a statement signed by the architect or professional engineer and the general contractor stating that the completed structure or addition is in substantial compliance with the approved plans on file.

110.1.3 Certificate of Approval

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A certificate of approval shall be issued indicating substantial compliance with the requirements of this code for all completed work that requires a building permit but does not require a certificate of occupancy. Such work shall include, but not be limited to: fences greater than 7 feet in height; retaining walls greater than 3 feet in height; decks; garages; swimming pools; basements and attics converted to habitable space; electrical, plumbing, and mechanical repairs or alterations.
After the code official inspects the building and finds no violations of the provisions of this code or other laws that are enforced by the Department of Building Safety, the code official shall issue a certificate of occupancy that shall contain the following:
  1. The building permit number.
  2. The address of the structure.
  3. The name and address of the owner.
  4. A description of that portion of the structure for which the certificate is issued.
  5. A statement that the described portion of the structure has been inspected for compliance with the requirements of this code for the occupancy and division of occupancy and the use for which the proposed occupancy is classified.
  6. The name of the code official.
  7. The edition of the code under which the permit was issued.
  8. The use and occupancy in accordance with the provisions of the International Building Code.
  9. The type of construction as defined in the International Building Code.
  10. The design occupant load and any impact the alteration has on the design occupant load of the area not within the scope of the work.
  11. If fire protection systems are provided, whether the fire protection systems are required.
  12. Any special stipulations and conditions of the building permit.

110.3 Temporary Occupancy

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The building official may issue a temporary certificate of occupancy before the completion of the entire work covered by the permit, provided that such portion or portions shall be occupied safely prior to full completion of the building or structure without endangering life or public welfare. Any occupancy permitted to continue during completion of the work shall be discontinued within 30 days after completion of the work unless a certificate of occupancy is issued by the building official.
The code official is authorized to, in writing, suspend or revoke a certificate of occupancy or completion issued under the provisions of this code wherever the certificate is issued in error or on the basis of incorrect information supplied, or where it is determined that the building or structure or portion thereof is in violation of any ordinance or regulation or any of the provisions of this code.

110.5 Partial Occupancy

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The building official may issue a partial certificate of occupancy for a portion of the building or structure when in the building official's opinion, the portion of the building to be occupied is in substantial compliance with the requirements of this code and no unsafe conditions exist in the portions of the building not covered by the partial certificate of occupancy that are accessible from the occupied portion.
No person shall make connections from a utility, source of energy, fuel, or power to any building or system that is regulated by this code for which a permit is required, until approved by the code official.
The code official shall have the authority to authorize the temporary connection of the building or system to the utility source of energy, fuel, or power.
The code official shall have the authority to authorize disconnection of utility service to the building, structure or system regulated by this code and the referenced codes and standards in case of emergency where necessary to eliminate an immediate hazard to life or property or when such utility connection has been made without the approval required by Section 111.1 or 111.2. The code official shall notify the serving utility and, wherever possible, the owner and occupant of the building, structure or service system of the decision to disconnect prior to taking such action. If not notified prior to disconnecting, the owner or occupant of the building, structure or service system shall be notified in writing, as soon as practical thereafter.

Section 112 Board of Appeals

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Section 112 Means of Appeal

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112.1 General

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112.1 General

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Means of appeal shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 113 of the International Building Code portion of the State Building Code.

112.2 Limitations on Authority

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112.3 Qualifications

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Section 113 Violations

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Section 113 Violations

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113.1 Unlawful Acts

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113.1 General

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Violations shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions of Section 114 of the International Building Code portion of the State Building Code.

113.2 Notice of Violation

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113.3 Prosecution of Violation

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113.4 Violation Penalties

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Section 114 Stop Work Order

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Section 114 Stop Work Order

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114.1 Authority

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114.1 General

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Stop work orders shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions of Section 115 of the International Building Code portion of the State Building Code.

114.2 Issuance

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114.3 Unlawful Continuance

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Section 115 Unsafe Buildings and Equipment

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Section 115 Unsafe Buildings and Equipment

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115.1 Conditions

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115.1 General

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Unsafe buildings and equipment shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions of Section 116 of the International Building Code portion of the State Building Code.

115.2 Record

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115.3 Notice

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115.4 Method of Service

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115.5 Restoration

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Section 116 Emergency Measures

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Section 116 Emergency Measures

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116.1 Imminent Danger

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116.1 General

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Emergency measures shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions of Section 117 of the International Building Code portion of the State Building Code.

116.2 Temporary Safeguards

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116.3 Closing Streets

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116.4 Emergency Repairs

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116.5 Costs of Emergency Repairs

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116.6 Hearing

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Section 117 Demolition

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Section 117 Demolition

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117.1 General

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117.1 Demolition of Structures

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The demolition of structures shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions of Section 3303 of the International Building Code portion of the State Building Code.

117.2 Notices and Orders

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117.3 Failure to Comply

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117.4 Salvage Materials

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