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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 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.

101.4.1 Buildings Not Previously Occupied

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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 rule 661—301.3(103A) or rule 661—301.8(103A), as applicable, for new construction.

101.4.2 Buildings Previously Occupied

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101.4.2 Buildings Previously Occupied

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The legal occupancy of any structure existing on the date of adoption of this code shall be permitted to continue without change, except as specifically covered in this code or the state fire code, or as deemed necessary by the building code commissioner for the general safety and welfare of the occupants and the public.

101.5 Safeguards During Construction

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101.6 Appendices

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101.7 Correction of Violations of Other Codes

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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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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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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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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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106.1 General

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Construction documents shall be in accordance with Sections 106.2.1 through 106.2.5.
Construction documents shall be dimensioned and drawn upon suitable material. Electronic media documents are permitted to be submitted where approved by the code official. Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of this code and relevant laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, as determined by the code official. The work areas shall be shown.

106.2.2 Fire Protection System(s) Shop Drawings

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Shop drawings for the fire protection system(s) shall be submitted to indicate conformance with this code and the construction documents and shall be approved prior to the start of system installation. Shop drawings shall contain information as required by the referenced installation standards in Chapter 9 of the rule 661—301.3(103A).
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.
Construction documents for work affecting the exterior wall envelope shall describe the exterior wall envelope in sufficient detail to determine compliance with this code. The construction documents shall provide details of the exterior wall envelope as required, including windows, doors, flashing, intersections with dissimilar materials, corners, end details, control joints, intersections at roof, eaves, or parapets, means of drainage, water-resistive membrane, and details around openings.

The construction documents shall include manufacturer's installation instructions that provide supporting documentation that the proposed penetration and opening details described in the construction documents maintain the wind and weather resistance of the exterior wall envelope. The supporting documentation shall fully describe the exterior wall system that was tested, where applicable, as well as the test procedure used.
The construction documents submitted with the application for permit shall be accompanied by a site plan showing to scale the size and location of new construction and existing structures on the site, distances from lot lines, the established street grades, and the proposed finished grades; and it shall be drawn in accordance with an accurate boundary line survey. In the case of demolition, the site plan shall show construction to be demolished and the location and size of existing structures and construction that are to remain on the site or plot. The code official is authorized to waive or modify the requirement for a site plan where the application for permit is for alteration, repair or change of occupancy.

106.3
Examination of Documents

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Where the code official issues a permit, the construction documents shall be approved in writing or by stamp as "Reviewed for Code Compliance." One set of construction documents so reviewed shall be retained by the code official. The other set shall be returned to the applicant, shall be kept at the site of work, and shall be open to inspection by the code official or a duly authorized representative.
This code shall not require changes in the construction documents, construction or designated occupancy of a structure for which a lawful permit has been issued and the construction of which has been pursued in good faith within 180 days after the effective date of this code and has not been abandoned.
The code official is authorized to issue a permit for the construction of foundations or any other part of a building before the construction documents for the whole building or structure have been submitted, provided that adequate information and detailed statements have been filed complying with pertinent requirements of this code. The holder of such permit for the foundation or other parts of a building shall proceed at the holder's own risk with the building operation and without assurance that a permit for the entire structure will be granted.
Deferral of any submittal items shall have the prior approval of the code official. The registered design professional in responsible charge shall list the deferred submittals on the construction documents for review by the code official.

Submittal documents for deferred submittal items shall be submitted to the registered design professional in responsible charge who shall review them and forward them to the code official with a notation indicating that the deferred submittal documents have been reviewed and that they have been found to be in general conformance to the design of the building. The deferred submittal items shall not be installed until their deferred submittal documents have been approved by the code official.

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.
The code official is authorized to give permission to temporarily supply and use power in part of an electric installation before such installation has been fully completed and the final certificate of completion has been issued. The part covered by the temporary certificate shall comply with the requirements specified for temporary lighting, heat or power in NFPA 70.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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