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International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015)

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Chapter 34 Existing Structures

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3401.1 Scope

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The alteration, repair, addition, or change of occupancy of existing buildings and structures shall be in accordance with the International Existing Building Code except as applicable in Sections 3401.2 through 3401.8. Where the IEBC references the IBC and Kentucky has amended the referenced IBC section, the Kentucky amendments shall supersede the IBC provisions.

3401.2 Maintenance

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Buildings and structures, and parts thereof, shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition. Devices or safeguards which are required by this code shall be maintained in conformance with the code edition under which installed. The owner or the owner's designated agent shall be responsible for the maintenance of buildings and structures. The requirements of this chapter shall not provide the basis for removal or abrogation of fire protection and safety systems and devices in existing buildings or structures.

3401.3 Additional Codes

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Alterations, repairs, additions, and changes of occupancy to existing buildings or structures shall comply with the provisions for alterations, repairs additions, and changes of occupancy in the International Fire Code, NFPA 54 Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, Kentucky State Plumbing Code, International Residential Code and NFPA 70. The codes referenced herein replace the codes listed in Section 302.2 of the International Existing Building Code. Where provisions of the other codes conflict with provisions of this chapter, this chapter shall take precedence.

3401.4 Additions

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Additions to any building or structure shall comply with the requirements of this code for new construction and Section 402 of the International Existing Building Code listed in Chapter 35. Additions shall not be made to an existing building or structure that will cause the existing building or structure to be in violation of any provisions of this code. An existing building plus additions shall comply with the height and area provisions of Chapter 5. If a fire wall separates the existing portion from the addition, both buildings shall comply with the height and area provisions of Chapter 5 as separate buildings.

3401.5 Alterations

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Alterations to any building or structure shall comply with the requirements of this code for new construction and Section 403 of the International Existing Building Code. Portions of the building or structure not altered and not affected by the alteration are not required to comply with the code requirements for a new building or structure.

3401.6 Repairs

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Buildings and structures, and parts thereof, shall be repaired in compliance with Sections 401.2 and 404 of the International Existing Building Code.

3401.7 Compliance Alternatives Applicability

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Structures existing prior to August 15, 1982, in which there is work involving additions, alterations, or changes of occupancy shall be made to conform to the requirements of Chapter 14 or Chapters 5 through 13 of the International Existing Building Code.

3401.8 Compliance With Other Codes

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Buildings that are evaluated in accordance with this section shall comply with the Kentucky Standards of Safety (815 KAR 10:060). This section replaces Section 1401.3.2 of the International Existing Building Code.
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