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International Existing Building Code 2015 (IEBC 2015)

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Part 1 — Scope and Application

101.1 Title

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The 2015 International Existing Building Code shall be known as the 2015 International Existing Building Code portion of the 2018 Connecticut 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 to 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 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 be permitted to comply with the provisions of the laws in existence at the time of its original permit unless such permit has expired. Subsequent permits shall comply with the International Building Code or International Residential Code, as applicable, for new construction.

101.4.2 Buildings Previously Occupied

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The legal use and occupancy of any building existing on the date of adoption of this code shall be permitted to continue without change, except as specifically provided in this code or in the 2018 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 2018 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code and 2018 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.
Construction work covered in this code, including any related demolition, shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 15.

101.6 Appendices

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The provisions of Appendix A shall be incorporated into the requirements of this code.

101.7 Correction of Violations of Other Codes

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101.7 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code Abatement

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Where conflicts exist between the requirements of this code and the requirements of a 2018 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code abatement order issued in writing by the local fire marshal with respect to an existing building, the requirements of that portion of the 2018 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code that regulates existing buildings shall take precedence.

Exceptions:
  1. New fire protection systems shall meet the requirements of Chapter 9 of this code.
  2. Electrical work shall meet the requirements of the NFPA 70, National Electrical Code.
  3. Structural, plumbing and mechanical work shall conform to the requirements of this code.

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 adopted in the 2018 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code and the 2018 Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code. 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 2018 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 2018 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code for the proposed occupancy.

101.10.1 Construction Documents

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The construction documents for Alterations — Level 2, Alterations — Level 3, additions and changes of occupancy shall show in sufficient detail the location, construction, size and character of all portions of the means of egress in compliance with the provisions of this code. The construction documents shall designate the number of occupants to be accommodated in every work area of every floor and in all affected rooms and spaces.
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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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states in this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 103 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R103 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Enforcement Agency."

103.1 Creation of Enforcement Agency

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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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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states in this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 104 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R104 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Duties and Powers of Code Official."

104.1 General

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104.2 Applications and Permits

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104.2.2 Preliminary Meeting

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104.2.2.1 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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104.8.1 Legal Defense

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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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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states in this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 105 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R105 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Permits."

105.1 Required

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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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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states for this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 107 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R106 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Submittal Documents."

106.1 General

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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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Section 107 Temporary Structures and Uses

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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states for this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 108 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R107 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Temporary Structures and Uses."

107.1 General

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107.2 Conformance

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107.3 Temporary Power

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107.4 Termination of Approval

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Section 108 Fees

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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states for this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 109 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R107 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Fees."

108.1 Payment of Fees

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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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Section 109 Inspections

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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states for this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 110 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R109 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Inspections."

109.1 General

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109.2 Preliminary Inspection

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109.3 Required Inspections

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109.3.1 Footing or Foundation Inspection

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109.3.2 Concrete Slab or Under-Floor Inspection

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109.3.3 Lowest Floor Elevation

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109.3.4 Frame Inspection

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109.3.5 Lath or Gypsum Board Inspection

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109.3.6 Fire and Smoke-Resistant Penetrations

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109.3.7 Other Inspections

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109.3.8 Special Inspections

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109.3.9 Final Inspection

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109.4 Inspection Agencies

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109.5 Inspection Requests

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109.6 Approval Required

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Section 110 Certificate of Occupancy

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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states for this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 111 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R110 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Certificate of Occupancy."

110.1 Altered Area Use and Occupancy Classification Change

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110.2 Certificate Issued

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110.3 Temporary Occupancy

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110.4 Revocation

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A person shall not 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 where 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 or the owner's authorized agent 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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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states for this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 113 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R112 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Means of Appeal."

112.1 General

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112.2 Limitations on Authority

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112.3 Qualifications

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Section 113 Violations

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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states for this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 114 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R113 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Violations."

113.1 Unlawful Acts

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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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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states for this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 115 of the 2015 International Building Code portion or Section R114 of the 2015 International Residential Code portion, as applicable, of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Stop Work Order."

114.1 Authority

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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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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states for this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 116 of the 2015 International Building Code portion of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Unsafe Buildings and Equipment."

115.1 Conditions

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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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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states for this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 117 of the 2015 International Building Code portion of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Emergency Measures."

116.1 Imminent Danger

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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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UpCodes note: The Connecticut State Building Code amendment states for this section, "Delete in its entirety and refer to Section 102.6.3 of the 2015 International Building Code portion of the 2018 Connecticut State Building Code — Demolition of Structures."

117.1 General

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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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