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International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018)

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Chapter 1 Scope and Administration

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Section 101 General

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101.1 Title

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These provisions shall be known as the Philadelphia Amendments to the International Building Code and will be referred to herein as the "Philadelphia Building Code" or "this code".

101.2 Scope

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The provisions of the Philadelphia Building Code shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.

Exception: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the Philadelphia Residential Code (Subcode R).

101.2.1 Appendices

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Appendices E, F, G, H and I are hereby adopted.

101.3 Intent

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The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements to provide a reasonable level of safety, public health and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire, explosion and other hazards, and to provide a reasonable level of safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

101.4 Administrative Provisions

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This Chapter contains those provisions that are unique to the administration of this code. All other administrative provisions applicable to this code are as set forth in the Philadelphia Administrative Code.

101.4 Existing Buildings

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The provisions of the Philadelphia Existing Building Code shall apply to matters governing the repair, alteration, change of occupancy, addition to and relocation of existing buildings.
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