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International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018)

ICC 300 Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

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Chapter 1 Application and Administration

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Section 101 General

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101.1 Purpose

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The purpose of this standard is to establish the minimum requirements to safeguard public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, and safety to life and property relative to the construction, alteration, repair, operation and maintenance of new and existing temporary and permanent bench bleachers, folding and telescopic seating and grandstands. This standard is intended for adoption by government agencies and organizations setting model codes to achieve uniformity in technical design criteria in building codes and other regulations.

Section 102 Applicability

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102.1 Applicability

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The construction of new temporary and permanent bleachers, folding and telescopic seating and grandstands shall comply with Chapters 1 through 4. Existing temporary and permanent installations shall comply with Chapters 1, 2 and 5. Temporary installations are those that are erected for a period of less than 180 days in a calendar year.

Section 103 Compliance Alternatives

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103.1 Compliance Alternatives

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Nothing in this standard is intended to prevent the use of designs, products or technologies as alternatives to those prescribed by this standard, where equivalence is provided, and such equivalence is approved by the administrative authority adopting this standard.

Section 104 Conventions

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104.1 Dimensions

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Dimensions that are not stated as "maximum" or "minimum" are absolute. All dimensions are subject to conventional industry tolerances.

Section 105 Inspection

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105.1 Required Installation and Construction Inspection

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After construction or installation, an inspection shall be performed to evaluate compliance with this standard.

105.2 Yearly Inspection Required

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The owner shall cause all bleachers, folding and telescopic seating, and grandstands to be inspected at least once a year in order to verify that the structure is maintained in compliance with the provisions of this standard. All folding and telescopic seating shall also be inspected to evaluate compliance with the manufacturer's installation and operational instructions, including an inspection during the opening and closing of such seating.
Exception: Existing installations shall be inspected in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 5.

Section 106 Referenced Documents

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106.1 Reference Documents

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The codes and standards referenced in this standard shall be considered part of the requirements of this standard to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Chapter 6 contains a complete list of all referenced standards.
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