International Building Code 2012 (IBC 2012)


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Effective Use of the International Building Code

2015 Minnesota Building Code Administration

2015 Minnesota Provisions to the Minnesota State Building Code (Including Radon)

Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1305

Chapter 1 Scope and Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 Use and Occupancy Classification

Chapter 4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy

Chapter 5 General Building Heights and Areas

Chapter 6 Types of Construction

Chapter 7 Fire and Smoke Protection Features

Chapter 8 Interior Finishes

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Icc 300 Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

Chapter 1 Application and Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 Construction

Chapter 4 Egress

Chapter 5 Existing Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

Chapter 11 Accessibility

Chapter 12 Interior Environment

Chapter 13 Energy Efficiency

Chapter 14 Exterior Walls

Chapter 15 Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures

Chapter 16 Structural Design

Chapter 17 Special Inspections and Tests

Chapter 18 Soils and Foundations

Chapter 19 Concrete

Chapter 20 Aluminum

Chapter 21 Masonry

Chapter 22 Steel

Chapter 23 Wood

Chapter 24 Glass and Glazing

Chapter 25 Gypsum Board and Plaster

Chapter 26 Plastic

Chapter 27 Electrical

Chapter 28 Mechanical Systems

Chapter 29 Plumbing Systems

Elevators and Related Devices (Minnesota Rule Chapter 1307)

Chapter 30 Elevators and Conveying Systems (Minnesota Rule 1307.0095)

Minnesota Amendments to Asme A18.1—2011 (Minnesota Rule 1307.0110)

Chapter 31 Special Construction

Chapter 32 Encroachments Into the Public Right-Of-Way

Chapter 33 Safeguards During Construction

Chapter 34 Existing Structures

Chapter 35 Referenced Standards

For the purpose of this standard, the terms listed in Section 202.have the indicated meaning.
The meaning of terms not specifically defined in this document or in referenced standards shall have ordinarily accepted meanings such as the context implies.
Words, terms and phrases used in the singular include the plural and the plural the singular.
AISLE. An exit access component that defines and provides a path of egress travel.
AISLE ACCESSWAY. That portion of an exit access that leads to an aisle.
BLEACHERS. Tiered seating supported on a dedicated structural system and two or more rows high (see "Grandstands").
BUILDING CODE. The locally adopted building code.
CODE OFFICIAL The officer or other designated authority charged with the administration and enforcement of this standard, or a duly authorized representative.
ELECTRICAL CODE. The locally adopted electrical code.
EXIT ACCESS. That portion of a means of egress system that leads to an exit. For the purposes of this standard, aisle accessways, aisles and cross aisles are considered components of exit access.
FIRE CODE. The locally adopted fire code.
FOLDING AND TELESCOPIC SEATING. Tiered seating capable of being reduced in overall size and shape for purposes of moving or storing.
GRANDSTAND. Tiered seating supported on a dedicated structural system and two or more rows high (see "Bleachers").
GUARD. A building component or a system of building components located at or near the open sides of elevated walking surfaces that minimizes the possibility of a fall from the walking surface to a lower level.
HANDRAIL. A horizontal or sloping rail intended for grasping by the hand for guidance or support.
MEANS OF EGRESS. A continuous and unobstructed path of vertical and horizontal egress travel from any point on a bleacher, folding and telescopic seating, and grandstand to a public way. A means of egress consists of three separate and distinct parts: exit access, exit and exit discharge.
PRESS BOX. A limited-size structure attached to tiered seating intended for limited use.
QUALIFIED PERSON. A professional trained in the proper and safe use, operation and repair of bleachers, folding and telescopic seating and grandstands and is knowledgeable in the requirements of this standard.
RAMP. A walking surface that has a running slope steeper than one unit vertical in 20 units horizontal.
SMOKE-PROTECTED ASSEMBLY SEATING. Seating served by a means of egress that is not subject to smoke accumulation within or under a structure.
TRANSITION AREA. Changes in slope of tiered seating sections or access to a platform or balcony from tiered seating.