CODES

ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

International Mechanical Code 2012 (IMC 2012)

1 Scope and Administration

STATE AMENDMENT
UpCodes note: This chapter has been deleted without substitution. The Georgia amendments also specify the Scope of this code:

"The provisions of the Georgia State Minimum Standard Mechanical Code shall regulate the design, installation, maintenance, alteration and inspection of mechanical systems that are permanently installed and utilized to provide control of environmental conditions and related processes within buildings. This code shall also regulate those mechanical systems, system components, equipment and appliances specifically addressed herein. The installation of fuel gas distribution piping and equipment, fuel gas-fired appliances and fuel gas-fired appliance venting systems shall be regulated by the Georgia State Minimum Standard Gas Code (International Fuel Gas Code with Georgia Amendments).
Exception 1: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and 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 andNFPA 96 NONE
Fuel Fired Appliances IFGC NFPA 54
Liquid Petroleum Gas NFPA 58 NFPA 54
Compressed Natural Gas NFPA 52 NONE
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