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International Existing Building Code 2012 (IEBC 2012)

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Repairs as described in Section 502 shall comply with the requirements of this chapter. Repairs to historic buildings need only comply with Chapter 12.
The work shall not make the building less conforming than it was before the repair was undertaken.
In flood hazard areas, repairs that constitute substantial improvement shall require that the building comply with Section 1612 of the International Building Code.
Materials already in use in a building in compliance with requirements or approvals in effect at the time of their erection or installation shall be permitted to remain in use unless determined by the code official to render the building or structure unsafe or dangerous as defined in Chapter 2.

602.2 New and Replacement Materials

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Except as otherwise required or permitted by this code, materials permitted by the applicable code for new construction shall be used. Like materials shall be permitted, provided no dangerous or unsafe condition, as defined in Chapter 2, is created. Hazardous materials, such as asbestos and lead-based paint, shall not be used where the code for new construction would not permit their use in buildings of similar occupancy, purpose and location.
Replacement glazing in hazardous locations shall comply with the safety glazing requirements of the International Building Code or International Residential Code as applicable.
Exception: Glass block walls, louvered windows, and jalousies repaired with like materials.

602.4 Wind-Borne Debris Protection

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Replacement of window units shall require compliance with Section 1609.1.2 of the North Carolina Building Code or Section R612.9 of the North Carolina Residential Code. Replacement of individual glass panes or sashes shall not require compliance with Sections 1609.1.2 and R612.9.

603.1 General

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Repairs shall be done in a manner that maintains the level of fire protection that is existing.

603.2 Smoke Alarms

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Smoke alarms shall be provided and installed in accordance with Section 804.4.

603.3 Carbon Monoxide Detection

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Carbon monoxide detection shall be installed in accordance with Section 403.7.

604.1 General

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Repairs shall be done in a manner that maintains the level of protection that is existing for the means of egress.

605.1 General

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Repairs shall be done in a manner that maintains the level of accessibility that is existing.

[B] 606.1 General

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Structural elements shall be repaired to the predamaged condition.

[B] 606.2 Repairs to Damaged Buildings

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[B] 606.2.1 Repairs for Less Than Substantial Structural Damage

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[B] 606.2.2 Substantial Structural Damage to Vertical Elements of the Lateral Force-Resisting System

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[B] 606.2.2.1 Evaluation

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[B] 606.2.2.2 Extent of Repair for Compliant Buildings

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[B] 606.2.2.3 Extent of Repair for Noncompliant Buildings

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[B] 606.2.3 Substantial Structural Damage to Gravity Load-Carrying Components

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[B] 606.2.3.1 Lateral Force-Resisting Elements

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[B] 606.2.4 Flood Hazard Areas

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[B] 606.2 Flood Hazard Areas

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In flood hazard areas, buildings that have sustained substantial damage shall be brought into compliance with Section 1612 of the International Building Code.
Existing electrical wiring and equipment undergoing repair shall be allowed to be repaired or replaced with like material.
Replacement of electrical receptacles shall comply with the applicable requirements of Section 406.4(D) of NFPA 70.
Plug fuses of the Edison-base type shall be used for replacements only where there is no evidence of over fusing or tampering per applicable requirements of Section 240.51(B) of NFPA 70.
For replacement of nongrounding-type receptacles with grounding-type receptacles and for branch circuits that do not have an equipment grounding conductor in the branch circuitry, the grounding conductor of a grounding-type receptacle outlet shall be permitted to be grounded to any accessible point on the grounding electrode system or to any accessible point on the grounding electrode conductor in accordance with Section 250.130(C) of NFPA 70.
Non-"hospital grade" receptacles in patient bed locations of Group I-2 shall be replaced with "hospital grade" receptacles, as required by NFPA 99 and Article 517 of NFPA 70.
Frames of electric ranges, wall-mounted ovens, counter-mounted cooking units, clothes dryers and outlet or junction boxes that are part of the existing branch circuit for these appliances shall be permitted to be grounded to the grounded circuit conductor in accordance with Section 250.140 of NFPA 70.
Existing mechanical systems undergoing repair shall not make the building less conforming than it was before the repair was undertaken.
A mechanical draft system shall be permitted to be used with manually fired appliances and fireplaces where such a system complies with all of the following requirements:
  1. The mechanical draft device shall be listed and installed in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions.
  2. A device shall be installed that produces visible and audible warning upon failure of the mechanical draft device or loss of electrical power at any time that the mechanical draft device is turned on. This device shall be equipped with a battery backup if it receives power from the building wiring.
  3. A smoke detector shall be installed in the room with the appliance or fireplace. This device shall be equipped with a battery backup if it receives power from the building wiring.

609.1 General

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Existing plumbing systems undergoing repair shall not make the building less conforming than it was before the repair was undertaken.

609.1 609.2 Materials

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Plumbing materials and supplies shall not be used for repairs that are prohibited in the International Plumbing Code.

609.2 609.3 Water Closet Replacement

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The maximum water consumption flow rates and quantities for all replaced water closets shall be 1.6 gallons (6 L) per flushing cycle.
Exception: Blowout-design water closets [3.5 gallons (13 L) per flushing cycle].

Section 610 Energy Conservation

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610.1 General

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Repair of building insulation systems shall not make the building less conforming than it was before the repair was undertaken.

610.2 Materials

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Portions of walls that are part of the building thermal envelope shall be insulated in accordance with the North Carolina Energy Conservation Code when the repair requires the removal of either the interior or exterior wall membrane such that the wall cavity is exposed during the repair.

Exception: Wall cavities containing existing insulation material.

610.3 Glazing

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Repair requiring the replacement of window units shall comply with the requirements of the North Carolina Energy Conservation Code. Repair requiring the replacement of individual glass panes or sashes shall not require compliance with the U-value requirements of the North Carolina Energy Conservation Code.

Exception: Historic structures where compliance with the North Carolina Energy Code would conflict with the historic nature of the structure are not required to comply with the North Carolina Energy Code but shall have an U-value equal to or greater than the existing glazing.
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