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International Fire Code 2012 (IFC 2012)

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1101.1 Scope

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1101.1 Scope

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The provisions of this chapter shall apply to existing buildings constructed prior to the effective date of this Chapter 120-3-3.

1101.2 Intent

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1101.2 Intent

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The intent of this chapter is to provide a minimum degree of fire and life safety to persons occupying buildings by providing for existing building rehabilitation activities including repair, renovation, modification, reconstruction, change of use or occupancy classification, and additions to such buildings.

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1101.3 Permits

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1101.3 Permits

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Construction permits for buildings falling under State jurisdiction, as set forth in O.C.G.A. 25-2.13, shall be required for the activities noted in 4601.1 when the criteria of O.C.G.A. 25-2-14(d) for an existing building to be classified as a proposed (new) building or structure are met.. For local jurisdictions, permits shall be required as set forth in Section 105.7 of this Code and the International Building Code.

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When a building is found to be in noncompliance with this chapter, the fire code official shall duly notify the owner of the building. Upon receipt of such notice, the owner shall, subject to the following time limits, take necessary actions to comply with the provisions of this chapter.
Construction documents necessary to comply with this chapter shall be completed and submitted within a time schedule approved by the fire code official.
Work necessary to comply with this chapter shall be completed within a time schedule approved by the fire code official.
The fire code official is authorized to grant necessary extensions of time when it can be shown that the specified time periods are not physically practical or pose an undue hardship. The granting of an extension of time for compliance shall be based on the showing of good cause and subject to the filing of an acceptable systematic plan of correction with the fire code official.

Section 1102 Definition

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1102.1 Definition

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Section 1102 Fire and Life Safety Requirements for Existing Buildings and Structures

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1102.1 General

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The intents and purposes of this section shall be met through the application of the applicable provisions of this Code, the Life Safety Code, and other codes and standards as adopted by Chapter 120-3-3 of the Rules and Regulations of the Georgia Safety Fire Commissioner, as they apply to existing conditions and routine maintenance of fire and life safety protection systems and devices. For building rehabilitation activities, including repair, renovation, modification, reconstruction, change of use or occupancy classification, and additions to such buildings, the definitions and requirements of Chapter 43, of the Life Safety Code, adopted by Chapter 120-3-3 of the Rules and Regulations of the Georgia Safety Fire Commissioner shall apply.

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Section 1103 Fire Safety Requirements for Existing Buildings

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1103.1 Required Construction

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1103.2 Emergency Responder Radio Coverage in Existing Buildings

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1103.3 Elevator Operation

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1103.4 Vertical Openings

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1103.4.1 Group I Occupancies

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1103.4.2 Three to Five Stories

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1103.4.3 More Than Five Stories

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1103.4.4 Atriums and Covered Malls

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1103.4.5 Escalators in Group B and M Occupancies

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1103.4.6 Escalators Connecting Four or Fewer Stories

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1103.4.7 Escalators Connecting More Than Four Stories

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1103.5 Sprinkler Systems

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1103.5.1 Pyroxylin Plastics

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1103.5.2 Group I-2

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1103.6 Standpipes

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1103.6.1 Existing Multiple-Story Buildings

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1103.6.2 Existing Helistops and Heliports

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1103.7 Fire Alarm Systems

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1103.7.1 Group E

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1103.7.2 Group I-1

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1103.7.3 Group I-2

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1103.7.4 Group I-3

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1103.7.5 Group R-1

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1103.7.5.1 Group R-1 Hotel and Motel Manual Fire Alarm System

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1103.7.5.1.1 Group R-1 Hotel and Motel Automatic Smoke Detection System

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1103.7.5.2 Group R-1 Boarding and Rooming Houses Manual Fire Alarm System

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1103.7.5.2.1 Group R-1 Boarding and Rooming Houses Automatic Smoke Detection System

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1103.7.6 Group R-2

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1103.7.7 Group R-4

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1103.8 Single- And Multiple-Station Smoke Alarms

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1103.8.1 Where Required

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1103.8.2 Interconnection

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1103.8.3 Power Source

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1103.9 Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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Section 1104 Means of Egress for Existing Buildings

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1104.1 General

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1104.2 Elevators, Escalators and Moving Walks

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1104.3 Exit Sign Illumination

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1104.4 Power Source

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1104.5 Illumination Emergency Power

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1104.5.1 Emergency Power Duration and Installation

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1104.6 Guards

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1104.6.1 Height of Guards

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1104.6.2 Opening Limitations

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1104.7 Size of Doors

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1104.8 Opening Force for Doors

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1104.9 Revolving Doors

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1104.9.1 Egress Component

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1104.10 Stair Dimensions for Existing Stairs

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1104.10.1 Dimensions for Replacement Stairs

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1104.11 Winders

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1104.12 Circular Stairways

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1104.13 Stairway Handrails

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1104.13.1 Height

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1104.14 Slope of Ramps

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1104.15 Width of Ramps

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1104.16 Fire Escape Stairs

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1104.16.1 Existing Means of Egress

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1104.16.2 Protection of Openings

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1104.16.3 Dimensions

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1104.16.4 Access

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1104.16.5 Materials and Strength

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1104.16.5.1 Examination

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1104.16.6 Termination

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1104.16.7 Maintenance

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1104.17 Corridors

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1104.17.1 Corridor Openings

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1104.17.2 Dead Ends

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1104.18 Exit Access Travel Distance

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1104.19 Common Path of Egress Travel

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1104.20 Stairway Discharge Identification

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1104.21 Exterior Stairway Protection

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1104.22 Minimum Aisle Width

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1104.23 Stairway Floor Number Signs

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1104.24 Egress Path Markings

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Existing tire storage yards shall be provided with fire apparatus access roads in accordance with Sections 1105.1.1 and 1105.1.2.
Access roadways shall be within 150 feet (45 720 mm) of any point in the storage yard where storage piles are located, at least 20 feet (6096 mm) from any storage pile.
Fire apparatus access roads shall be located within all pile clearances identified in Section 3405.4 and within all fire breaks required in Section 3405.5.
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