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International Existing Building Code 2009 (IEBC 2009)

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An addition to a building or structure shall comply with the International Codes as adopted for new construction without requiring the existing building or structure to comply with any requirements of those codes or of these provisions, except as required by this chapter. Where an addition impacts the existing building or structure, that portion shall comply with this code.

1001.2 Creation or Extension of Nonconformity

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1101.2 Creation or Extension of Nonconformity

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UpCodes note: The above section is 1101.2 of the IEBC 2015, which is specifically adopted by Pennsylvania. This section numbering reflects that shown in the 2015 IEBC, and therefore appears out of place.
An addition shall not create or extend any nonconformity in the existing building to which the addition is being made with regard to accessibility, structural strength, fire safety, means of egress, or the capacity of mechanical, plumbing, or electrical systems.
Any repair or alteration work within an existing building to which an addition is being made shall comply with the applicable requirements for the work as classified in Chapter 4.
No addition shall increase the height of an existing building beyond that permitted under the applicable provisions of Chapter 5 of the International Building Code for new buildings.

No addition shall increase the area of an existing building beyond that permitted under the applicable provisions of Chapter 5 of the International Building Code for new buildings unless fire separation as required by the International Building Code is provided.

Exception: In-filling of floor openings and nonoccupiable appendages such as elevator and exit stair shafts shall be permitted beyond that permitted by the International Building Code.
Existing fire areas increased by the addition shall comply with Chapter 9 of the International Building Code.

Existing structural elements supporting any additional gravity loads as a result of additions shall comply with the International Building Code

Exceptions:
  1. Structural elements whose stress is not increased by more than 5 percent.
  2. Buildings of Group R occupancy with no more than five dwelling units or sleeping units used solely for residential purposes where the existing building and the addition comply with the conventional light- frame construction methods of the International Building Code or the provisions of the International Residential Code.

The lateral-force-resisting system of existing buildings to which additions are made shall comply with Sections 1003.3.1, 1003.3.2 and 1003.3.3.

Exceptions:
  1. Buildings of Group R occupancy with no more than five dwelling or sleeping units used solely for residential purposes where the existing building and the addition comply with the conventional light-frame construction methods of the International Building Code or the provisions of the International Residential Code.
  2. In other existing buildings where the lateral-force story shear in any story is not increased by more than 10 percent cumulative.
Any element of the lateral-force-resisting system of an existing building subjected to an increase in vertical or lateral loads from the vertical addition shall comply with the International Building Code wind provisions and the International Building Code level seismic forces specified in Section 101.5.4.1 of this code.
Where horizontal additions are structurally connected to an existing structure, all lateral-force-resisting elements of the existing structure affected by such addition shall comply with the International Building Code wind provisions and the International Building Code level seismic forces specified in Section 101.5.4.1 of this code.
Voluntary addition of structural elements to improve the lateral-force-resisting system of an existing building shall comply with Section 807.7.

Any structural element of an existing building subjected to additional loads from the effects of snow drift as a result of an addition shall comply with the International Building Code

Exceptions:
  1. Structural elements whose stress is not increased by more than 5 percent.
  2. Buildings of Group R occupancy with no more than five dwelling units or sleeping units used solely for residential purposes where the existing building and the addition comply with the conventional light- frame construction methods of the International Building Code or the provisions of the International Residential Code.
Additions and foundations in flood hazard areas shall comply with the following requirements:
  1. For horizontal additions that are structurally interconnected to the existing building:
    1. If the addition and all other proposed work, when combined, constitute substantial improvement, the existing building and the addition shall comply with Section 1612 of the International Building Code.
    2. If the addition constitutes substantial improvement, the existing building and the addition shall comply with Section 1612 of the International Building Code.
  2. For horizontal additions that are not structurally interconnected to the existing building:
    1. The addition shall comply with Section 1612 of the International Building Code.
    2. If the addition and all other proposed work, when combined, constitute substantial improvement, the existing building and the addition shall comply with Section 1612 of the International Building Code.
  3. For vertical additions and all other proposed work that, when combined, constitute substantial improvement, the existing building shall comply with Section 1612 of the International Building Code.
  4. For a new, replacement, raised, or extended foundation, if the foundation work and all other proposed work, when combined, constitute substantial improvement, the existing building shall comply with Section 1612 of the International Building Code.
Whenever an addition is made to a building or structure of a Group R-3 or R-4 occupancy, the existing building shall be provided with smoke alarms as required by the International Building Code or International Residential Code as applicable.

Section 1005 Accessibility

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1005.1 Minimum Requirements

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Section 1105 Accessibility

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UpCodes note: The above Section 1105 and its subsections 1105.1 through 1105.4 are from 2015 IEBC, which are specifically adopted by Pennsylvania. This section numbering reflects that shown in the 2015 IEBC, and therefore appears out of place.

1105.1 Minimum Requirements

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Accessibility provisions for new construction shall apply to additions. An addition that affects the accessibility to, or contains an area of, primary function shall comply with the requirements of Sections 705, 806 and 906, as applicable.

1105.2 Accessible Dwelling Units and Sleeping Units

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Where Group I-1, I-2, I-3, R-1, R-2 or R-4 dwelling or sleeping units are being added, the requirements of Section 1107 of the International Building Code for accessible units apply only to the quantity of spaces being added.

1105.3 Type A Dwelling or Sleeping Units

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Where more than 20 Group R-2 dwelling or sleeping units are being added, the requirements of Section 1107 of the International Building Code for Type A units and Chapter 9 of the International Building Code for visible alarms apply only to the quantity of the spaces being added.

1105.4 Type B Dwelling or Sleeping Units

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Where four or more Group I-1, I-2, R-1, R-2, R-3 or R-4 dwelling or sleeping units are being added, the requirements of Section 1107 of the International Building Code for Type B units and Chapter 9 of the International Building Code for visible alarms apply only to the quantity of spaces being added.
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