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International Energy Conservation Code 2018 (IECC 2018)

IECC — Commercial Provisions

IECC — Residential Provisions

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About this chapter: Chapter 1 establishes the limits of applicability of this code and describes how the code is to be applied and enforced. Chapter 1 is in two parts: Part 1—Scope and Application (Sections 101—102) and Part 2—Administration and Enforcement (Sections 103—109). Section 101 identifies which buildings and structures come under its purview and references other I-Codes as applicable. Standards and codes are scoped to the extent referenced (see Section 107.1).
This code is intended to be adopted as a legally enforceable document, and it cannot be effective without adequate provisions for its administration and enforcement. The provisions of Chapter 1 establish the authority and duties of the code official appointed by the authority having jurisdiction and also establish the rights and privileges of the design professional, contractor and property owner.

Part 1 — Scope and Application

R101.1 Title

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This code applies to residential buildings and the building sites and associated systems and equipment.

R101.3 Intent

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Where, in any specific case, different sections of this code specify different materials, methods of construction or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern. Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall govern.

R101.4.1 Mixed Residential and Commercial Buildings

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Where a building includes both residential building and commercial building portions, each portion shall be separately considered and meet the applicable provisions of the IECC—Commercial Provisions by means of the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 or IECC—Residential Provisions.

R101.5 Compliance

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Residential buildings shall meet the provisions of IECC—Residential Provisions. Commercial buildings shall meet the provisions of IECC—Commercial Provisions by means of the ASHRAE Standard 90.1.
The code official shall be permitted to approve specific computer software, worksheets, compliance manuals and other similar materials that meet the intent of this code.
The provisions of this code are not intended to prevent the installation of any material or to prohibit any design or method of construction not specifically prescribed by this code. The code official shall have the authority to approve an alternative material, design or method of construction upon application of the owner or the owner's authorized agent. The code official shall first find that the proposed design is satisfactory and complies with the intent of the provisions of this code, and that the material, method or work offered is, for the purpose intended, not less than the equivalent of that prescribed in this code for strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability and safety. Where the alternative material, design or method of construction is not approved, the code official shall respond to the applicant, in writing, stating the reasons why the alternative was not approved.
The code official or other authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to deem a national, state or local energy-efficiency program to exceed the energy efficiency required by this code. Buildings approved in writing by such an energy-efficiency program shall be considered to be in compliance with this code. The requirements identified as "mandatory" in Chapter 4 shall be met.

Part 2 — Administration and Enforcement

Section R103 Construction Documents

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R103.1 General

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R103.2 Information on Construction Documents

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R103.2.1 Building Thermal Envelope Depiction

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R103.3 Examination of Documents

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R103.3.1 Approval of Construction Documents

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R103.3.2 Previous Approvals

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R103.3.3 Phased Approval

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R103.4 Amended Construction Documents

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R103.5 Retention of Construction Documents

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Section R104 Fees

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R104.1 Fees

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R104.2 Schedule of Permit Fees

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R104.3 Work Commencing Before Permit Issuance

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R104.4 Related Fees

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R104.5 Refunds

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Section R105 Inspections

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R105.1 General

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R105.2 Required Inspections

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R105.2.1 Footing and Foundation Inspection

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R105.2.2 Framing and Rough-in Inspection

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R105.2.3 Plumbing Rough-in Inspection

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R105.2.4 Mechanical Rough-in Inspection

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R105.2.5 Final Inspection

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R105.3 Reinspection

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R105.4 Approved Inspection Agencies

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R105.5 Inspection Requests

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R105.6 Reinspection and Testing

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R105.7 Approval

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R105.7.1 Revocation

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Section R106 Validity

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R106.1 General

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The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those indicated in Chapter 5, and such codes and standards shall be considered as part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference and as further regulated in Sections R107.1.1 and R107.1.2.
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.
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.

R107.3 Other Laws

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Section R108 Stop Work Order

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R108.1 Authority

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R108.2 Issuance

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R108.3 Emergencies

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R108.4 Failure to Comply

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Section R109 Board of Appeals

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R109.1 General

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R109.2 Limitations on Authority

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R109.3 Qualifications

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