ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018)

Georgia State Minimum Standard Building Code

ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018)

Scope

The provisions of the Georgia State Minimum Standard Building Code shall apply to the construction, alteration, relocation, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.

Exception #1: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses separated by a 2-hour fire-resistance-rated wall assembly) not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the Georgia State Minimum Standard One- and Two- Family Dwelling Code (International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings with Georgia State Amendments).

Exception #2: The following table titled 'Codes Reference Guide' establishes specific primary and supplementary code applications and is to be applied by the authority having jurisdiction.


CODE REFERENCE GUIDE
Area
Primary
Supplement
Occupancy Classification
LSC
IBC
Building Construction Types
including allowable height,
allowable building areas, and the
requirements for sprinkler
protection related to minimum
building construction types.
IBC
LSC
Means of Egress
LSC
NONE
Standpipes
IBC
IFC
Interior Finish
LSC
NONE
HVAC Systems
IMC
NONE
Vertical Openings
LSC
NONE
Sprinkler Systems minimum
construction standard
LSC
NONE
Fire Alarm Systems
LSC
NONE
Smoke Alarms and Smoke
Detection Systems
State Statute and LSC
NONE
Portable Fire Extinguishers
IFC
NONE
Cooking Equipment
LSC and NFPA 96
NONE
Fuel Fired Appliances
IFGC
NFPA 54
Liquid Petroleum Gas
NFPA 58
NFPA 54
Compressed Natural Gas
NFPA 52
NONE