ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities 2012 (ICCPC 2012)



Effective Use of the Icc Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities

Guide to the Use of the Icc Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities


Part I ‒ Administrative

Chapter 1 General Administrative Provisions

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 Design Performance Levels

Chapter 4 Reliability and Durability

Part II ‒ Building

Chapter 5 Stability

Chapter 6 Fire Safety

Chapter 7 Pedestrian Circulation

Chapter 8 Safety of Users

Chapter 9 Moisture

Chapter 10 Interior Environment

Chapter 11 Mechanical

Chapter 12 Plumbing

Chapter 13 Fuel Gas

Chapter 14 Electricity

Chapter 15 Energy Efficiency

Part III ‒ Fire

Chapter 16 Fire Prevention

Chapter 17 Fire Impact Management

Chapter 18 Management of People

Chapter 19 Means of Egress

Chapter 20 Emergency Notification, Access and Facilities

Chapter 21 Emergency Responder Safety

Chapter 22 Hazardous Materials

Part IV ‒ Appendices

Appendix A Risk Factors of Use and Occupancy Classifications

Appendix B Worksheet for Assigning Specific Structures to Performance Groups

Appendix C Individually Substantiated Design Method

Appendix D Qualification Characteristics for Design and Review of Performance-Based Designs

Appendix E Use of Computer Models


To provide safe installation of electrical power and lighting for the building systems and use by the building occupants.
The electrical installations shall have safeguards against personal injury and the outbreak of fire.
People and building elements shall be protected against contact with live parts.
The electrical installation shall allow safe isolation of devices, equipment and appliances.
People shall be protected from the effects of current exceeding the rating of the installation.
The installation shall protect all components and equipment from electromechanical stress caused by current exceeding its rating.
Building elements shall be protected from thermal damage due to heat transfer or electric arc from electrical power installations.
The installation shall operate safely in the intended environment.
The installation shall prevent ignition of the atmosphere containing flammable or explosive elements.
Essential services and equipment shall have a power supply protected in a manner to ensure continued operation for an appropriate time after a power failure.
The building electrical installation shall protect the safety features of the power supplier.