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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

Subpart 1. ASME A18.1—2011, Section 2.1 Runways.

A. ASME A18.1—2011, 2.1.2.5 is amended to read as follows:

2.1.2.5.
All doors, except as provided in paragraph 2.1.2.9, shall be provided with a combination mechanical lock and electric contact. Locking devices shall be protected against tampering from the landing side. The locking devices shall permit a door to be opened only if the platform floor is within 51 mm (2 inches) of the respective landing. The platform shall be permitted to move away from the landing under control of the normal operating device if the door is closed but not locked, provided that the device will cause the platform to stop if it moves more than 51 mm (2 inches) away from the landing before the door is locked.

B. ASME A18.1—2011, 2.l.2 Partial runway enclosure provided, is amended by adding a new paragraph 2.1.2.9.to read as follows:

2.1.2.9.
Where the lift is installed at a location that does not have guards at the upper landing as allowed by building codes (see definition), the requirements of paragraphs 2.1.2.2, 2.1.2.3, and 2.1.2.4 shall be permitted to be omitted when platform gates are provided. They shall extend to a height at least equal to the top terminal landing height plus 152 mm (6 inches) measured when the platform is at its lowest position. The gates shall be of unperforated construction, self-closing, and be provided with electric contact to prevent movement of the platform if the gates are not closed. The gates shall not be permanently deformed when a force of 556 N (125 lbf) is applied on any 102 mm (4 inches) by 102 mm (4 inches) area.

C. ASME Al8.1—2011, 2.1.2 Partial runway enclosure provided, is amended by adding a new paragraph 2.1.2.10 to read as follows:

2.1.2.10.
The clearance between the platform floor and the upper landing sill shall be permitted to be increased to 76 mm (3 inches) if a platform gate complying with paragraph 2.1.2.9 and an automatically folding ramp to service the upper landing is provided. When deployed, the ramp shall have a minimum overlap at the upper landing sill of 51 mm (2 inches) and shall be substantially level. It shall be provided with an electric contact, which will stop the movement of the platform within 152 mm (6 inches) of travel away from the upper landing if the ramp has failed to rise to its retracted position.

D. ASME A18.1—2011, 2.1.3 Runway enclosure not provided. For purposes of A18.1—2005, Section 2 Vertical platform lifts, 2.1.3 is deleted in its entirety. However, as referenced in Al8.1—2005, Section 5.1 Runways, 2.1.3 remains in full force and effect.

E. ASME Al8.1—2011, 2.1.6.Lower level access ramps and pits is amended to read as follows:

2.1.6 Lower level across ramps and pits.
Lifts shall be permitted to have a pit. Where a pit is not provided, a floor-mounted or retractable platform floor-mounted ramp complying with the requirements for ramps in ICC/ANSI All7.1 and having a maximum rise of 102 mm (4 inches) shall be provided. When backing down an incline from the lift platform may be necessary, the slope of the incline shall not exceed 1 in 20.

F. ASME A18.l—2011, 2.1.6.1 is deleted in its entirety.

G. ASME A18.l—2011, 2.1.6.2 is deleted in its entirety.

Subp. 2. Repealed.
Subp. 3. A18.1—2011, Section 2.10 Operating devices and control equipment.

A. ASME A18.1—2011, 2.10.1 Operation is amended to read as follows:

2.10.l Operation.
Operation of the lift from the landings and from the platform shall be controlled by “UP” and “DOWN” control switches at all stations, and shall be by means of the continuous pressure type. Control switches shall be 51 mm (2 inches) minimum wide and 102 mm (4 inches) minimum high. Controls shall be 1219 mm (48 inches) maximum and 381 mm (15 inches) minimum above the platform floor or facility floor or ground level. Operation devices shall be designed so that both the “UP” and “DOWN” circuits cannot be operated at the same time.

B. ASME A18.1—2011, 2.10.2.2 is amended to read as follows:

2.10.2.2.
The attendant shall operate the platform by means of a continuous pressure switch so located that the attendant has full view of the platform throughout its travel. A manually reset emergency stop switch shall also be provided at that location.
Subp. 4. ASME A18.1—2011, Section 2.11 Emergency signals.

A. ASME A18.1—2011, Section 2.11 Emergency signals is amended to read as follows:

2.11 Emergency signals.
If the platform is installed in an area not visible or audible to persons at all times, or installed in an enclosed runway, emergency signaling devices shall be provided in accordance with the requirements of paragraphs 2.11.1 and 2.11.2. Standby power shall be provided in accordance with paragraph 2.11.3.

B. ASME A18.1—2011, 2.11.2 is amended to read as follows:

2.11.2.
The lift shall be provided with a means of two-way communication complying with ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2010.
Subp. 5. ASME A18.1—2011, Section 2.12 Standby power.
ASME A18.l—2011, Section 2.12 Standby power is amended as follows:
2.12 Standby power.
In buildings and structures where standby power is required or furnished to operate a vertical lift, the operation shall be in accordance with Section 2.12. Lifts not required to provide standby power are not required to be equipped with battery power. 2.12.1 Standby power.
Except where permitted by 2.12.1.1, the vertical lift shall be powered by a standby power system from the building. 2.12.1.1 Battery power.
A lift equipped with rechargeable battery power capable of cycling the lift under full load for five cycles minimum after building power is removed shall be permitted. 2.12.2 Battery power, rated number of cycles.
Except where permitted by 2.12.3, where a lift provided with battery power serves an area with more wheelchair users than the rated number of cycles provided by battery power, or where the authority having jurisdiction determines that the anticipated number of wheelchair users is greater than the rated number of cycles provided by battery power, the lift shall be powered by a standby power system from the building. 2.12.3 Existing buildings without standby power.
Where an existing building is not required to provide a building standby power system, the installation of a lift shall not require the installation of a building standby power system. A battery standby power system complying with 2.12.1.1 shall be provided. 2.12.4 Auxiliary items.
Auxiliary items necessary for lift operation such as power doors and runway lighting shall remain operational under standby power.
Subp. 6. ASME A18.1—2011, 3.6.8 Platform guarding.
ASME A18.l—2011, 3.6.8 Platform guarding is amended to read as follows:
3.6.8 Platform guarding.
Platform guarding shall be in accordance with paragraph 3.6.8.1, or, when safety issues are effectively addressed and approved by the authority having jurisdiction, in accordance with paragraph 3.6.8.2.
Subp. 7. ASME A18.1—2011, Section 3.10.1 Operation.
ASME A18.l—2011, 3.10.1 Operation is amended to read as follows:
3.10.1 Operation.
Operation of the lift from the landings and from the platform shall be controlled by control switches at all stations, and shall be by means of the continuous pressure type. Control switches shall be 2 inches (50 mm) minimum wide and 4 inches (100 mm) minimum high. Controls shall be 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum and 15 inches (380 mm) minimum above the platform floor or facility floor or ground level. Controls shall be located within forward or side reach of the passenger as defined in ANSI A117.1. Operation devices shall be designed so that both the “UP” and “DOWN” circuits cannot be operated at the same time.
Subp. 8. ASME A18.1—2011, Section 3.11 Emergency signals.

A. ASME Al8.1—2011, Section 3.11 Emergency signals is amended to read as follows:

3.11 Emergency signals.
If the lift is installed in an area not visible or audible to persons at all times, or installed in an enclosed runway, emergency signaling devices shall be provided in accordance with the requirements of paragraphs 3.11.1 and 3.11.2.

B. ASME A18.l—2011, 3.11.2 is amended to read as follows:

ASME 3.11.2.
The lift shall be provided with a means of two-way communication complying with ASME A17.l/CSA B44—2010.
Subp. 9. ASME A18.1—2011, Section 3.12 Standby power.
ASME A18.1—2011, Section 3.12 Standby power is amended to read as follows:
3.12 Standby power.
In buildings and structures where standby power is required or furnished to operate an inclined lift, the operation shall be in accordance with Section 3.12. Lifts not required to provide standby power are not required to be equipped with battery power. 3.12.1 Standby power.
Except where permitted by paragraph 3.12.1.1, the inclined lift shall be powered by a standby power system from the building. 3.12.1.1 Battery power.
A lift equipped with rechargeable battery power capable of cycling the lift under full load for five cycles minimum after building power is removed shall be permitted. 3.12.2 Battery power, rated number of cycles.
Except where permitted by paragraph 3.12.3, where a lift provided with battery power serves an area with more wheelchair users than the rated number of cycles provided by battery power, or where the authority having jurisdiction determines that the anticipated number of wheelchair users is greater than the rated number of cycles provided by battery power, the lift shall be powered by a standby power system from the building. 3.12.3 Existing buildings without standby power.
Where an existing building is not required to provide a building standby power system, the installation of a lift shall not require the installation of a building standby power system. A battery standby power system complying with 3.12.l.l shall be provided. 3.12.4 Auxiliary items.
Auxiliary items necessary for lift operation such as power doors and runway lighting shall remain operational under standby power.
Subp. 10. ASME A18.1—2011, 6.1.1 Clearances.
ASME A18.1—2011, 6.1.1 Clearances is amended to read as follows:
6.1.1 Clearances.
Clearances between the platform and adjacent surfaces shall not be less than 20 mm (75 inches). At no point in its travel shall the edge of the platform facing the upper landing be more than 600 mm (24 inches) above a step or landing as measured vertically. Headroom clearance measured vertically from any position on the platform floor shall be 1372 mm (54 inches) minimum throughout the travel of the platform or alternate methods, approved by the authority having jurisdiction, shall be provided, which will stop the movement of the platform in the direction of travel should the clearance be reduced.
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