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International Building Code 2009 (IBC 2009)

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Preface

Chapter 1 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

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 Structural Tests and Special Inspections

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

Chapter 30 Elevators and Conveying Systems

Chapter 31 Special Construction

Chapter 32 Encroachments Into the Public Right-Of-Way

Chapter 33 Safeguards During Construction

Chapter 34 Existing Buildings and Structures

Chapter 35 Referenced Standards

Appendix O Approved Testing and Inspection Agencies

Appendix P Approved National Evaluation and Accreditation Services

This chapter governs the electrical components, equipment and systems used in buildings and structures covered by this code. Electrical components, equipment and systems shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the provisions of NFPA 70.

Electrical appliances and fixtures within the scope of this code shall be tested and listed in published reports of inspected electrical equipment by an approved agency and installed in accordance with all instructions included as part of such listing.

Emergency and standby power systems shall be installed in accordance with this code and NFPA 70. The performance, classification, transfer, testing, and maintenance of emergency and standby power systems shall also comply with either NFPA 110 (liquid- and gas-fueled systems) or NFPA 111 (battery and inertia systems), as applicable.
Stationary emergency and standby power generator assemblies shall be listed in accordance with UL 2200.

The installation of liquid- and gas-fueled stationary internal combustion engines and gas turbines used to drive generator assemblies shall meet the requirements of NFPA 37.

Fuel tanks piped to and supplying fuel for engine-driven generator assemblies may be engine-mounted, located inside of a building, outside of a building, or on a roof in accordance with NFPA 37 or NFPA 30 and as modified by Section 1308 of the mechanical code for fuel oil and diesel oil tank installations.

Engine-mounted tanks located outdoors may be located in accordance with Section 4.1.4 of NFPA 37 and shall be vented in accordance with NFPA 30. Engine-mounted tanks shall be provided with adequate clearance to enable filling, maintenance, and testing, shall be safeguarded against public access, and shall be protected from impact.

Fuel tanks, other than engine-mounted tanks, piped to and supplying the generator engine shall be located, installed, and vented in accordance with the applicable sections of NFPA 37 or located, installed, and vented in accordance with NFPA 30.

Where an internal combustion engine supplied with gaseous fuel powers emergency or standby generators, the fuel gas storage and piping system shall comply with NFPA 37 and the “International Fuel Gas Code.”

Emergency and standby power systems shall be provided where required by Sections 2702.2.1 through 2702.2.20.
Emergency power shall be provided for emergency voice/alarm communication systems in Group A occupancies in accordance with Section 907.5.2.2.4.
Standby power shall be provided for smoke control systems in accordance with Section 909.11.
Emergency power shall be provided for exit signs in accordance with Section 1011.5.3.
Emergency power shall be provided for means of egress illumination in accordance with Section 1006.3.
Standby power shall be provided for elevators that are part of an accessible means of egress in accordance with Section 1007.4.
Standby power in accordance with this section or ASME A 18.1 shall be provided for platform lifts that are part of an accessible means of egress in accordance with Section 1007.5.
Standby power shall be provided for horizontal sliding doors in accordance with Section 1008.1.4.3.
Emergency power shall be provided for semiconductor fabrication facilities in accordance with Section 415.8.10.
Standby power shall be provided for auxiliary inflation systems in accordance with Section 3102.8.2. Emergency power shall be provided for exit signs in tents and membrane structures in accordance with Sections 1011.5.3 and 2403.12.6.1 of the fire code.
Emergency or stand- by power shall be provided in occupancies with hazardous materials in accordance with Section 414.5.4.
Emergency power shall be provided for occupancies with highly toxic or toxic materials in accordance with Sections 3704.2.2.8 and 3704.3.4.2 of the fire code.
Standby power shall be provided for occupancies with organic peroxides in accordance with Section 3904.1.11 of the fire code.
Emergency power shall be provided for occupancies with silane gas in accordance with the fire code.
Standby power shall be provided for voice/alarm communication systems in covered mall buildings in accordance with Section 402.14.
Emergency and standby power shall be provided in high-rise buildings in accordance with Sections 403.4.7 and 403.4.8 and Section 604.2.14 of the fire code.
Emergency and standby power shall be provided in underground buildings in accordance with Sections 405.8 and 405.9.
Emergency power shall be provided for doors in Group I-3 occupancies in accordance with Section 408.4.2.
Standby power shall be provided in airport traffic control towers in accordance with Section 412.3.5.
Standby power for elevators shall be provided as set forth in Sections 3003.1, 3007.7 and 3008.15.
Standby power shall be provided for smokeproof enclosures as required by Section 909.20.6.2.
Emergency and standby power systems shall be maintained and tested in accordance with Sections 604.3 to 604.5 of the fire code.
Penetrations of walls, floors, ceilings and assemblies required to have a fire-resistance rating, shall be protected in accordance with Chapter 7. Where cables, conductors and raceways penetrate fireblocking or draftstopping, such penetrations shall be protected by filling the annular space with an approved fireblocking material.
The cutting, notching and boring of wood and steel framing members, structural members and engineered wood products shall be in accordance with this code and as prescribed by the registered design professional.
Smoke detectors required by this code and installed within dwelling units shall not be connected as the only load on a branch circuit. Such detectors shall be supplied by branch circuits having lighting loads consisting of lighting outlets in habitable spaces.
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