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International Residential Code 2015 (IRC 2015)

Part I — Administrative

Part II — Definitions

Part III — Building Planning and Construction

Part IV — Energy Conservation

Part V — Mechanical

Part VI — Fuel Gas

Part VII — Plumbing

Part VIII — Electrical

Part IX — Referenced Standards

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Chapter 1 Scope and Administration

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Section R101 Title, Scope and Purpose

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R101.1 Title

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

R101.2 Scope

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The provisions of this code shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy and location of detached one- and two- family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories in height with a separate means of egress, and their accessory structures.

Exceptions:
  1. Live/work units located in townhouses and complying with the requirements of Section 419 of the International Building Code shall be permitted to be constructed in accordance with the International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings. Fire suppression required by Section 419.5 of the International Building Code where constructed under the International Residential Code for One- and Two-family Dwellings shall conform to Section P2904.
  2. Owner-occupied lodging houses with five or fewer guestrooms shall be permitted to be constructed in accordance with the International Residential Code for One- and Two-family Dwellings where equipped with a fire sprinkler system in accordance with Section P2904.

R101.3 Purpose

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The purpose of this code is to provide minimum requirements to safeguard the public safety, health and general welfare through affordability, structural strength, means of egress, facilities, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment, and to provide safety to fire fighters and first responders during emergency operations.

R101.4 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 Administrative Code (Subcode A).

R101.5 Appendices

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The following appendices are adopted:
  1. Sections AE501 through AE503 and AE601 through AE605 of Appendix E ("Manufactured Housing Used as Dwellings");
  2. Pursuant to the UCC, Appendix G ("Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs") of the 2009 International Residential Code.

R101.6 Construction Safeguards

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The provisions of Chapter 33 of the International Building Code with amendments (Subcode B) shall apply to the construction safeguards required for all building construction and demolition.

R101.7 Construction Documents

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In addition to the submittal requirements of the Administrative Code (Subcode A), the provisions of R-R101.7.1 and R-R101.7.2 shall apply.

R101.7.1 Manufacturer's Installation Instructions

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Manufacturer's installation instructions, as required by this code, shall be available on the job site at the time of inspection.

R101.7.2 Information on Braced Wall Design

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For buildings and structures utilizing braced wall design, and where required by the code official, braced wall lines shall be identified on the construction documents. Pertinent information including, but not limited to, bracing methods, location and length of braced wall panels and foundation requirements of braced wall panels at top and bottom shall be provided.
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