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

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 ensure reliability of the system necessary to meeting the performance objectives of building, facility or processes in accordance with the design.
Design, install and maintain systems, system components and equipment that provide a safety function in strict accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions and with any applicable codes and standards.
Test and inspect systems, system components and equipment that provide a safety function in strict accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions and with any applicable codes and standards for both the methods employed and the frequency.
Active fire protection systems such as fire alarm, suppression and smoke management systems shall undergo commissioning testing when first placed into service or following any substantial alteration.
Provide appropriate training to any people who operate, test, maintain or interpret information from any safety systems. Where such work is done by contractors, assure that they have the necessary training and skills.
Design, installation and maintenance shall be performed only by qualified people as approved. Certification or records of training shall be provided.
Documentation shall be maintained at the building that details the systems installed and their required maintenance and testing methods and frequency. Records of such maintenance and testing shall also be maintained that demonstrate compliance, the persons conducting the work and their qualifications.
To assist in the selection of appropriate materials and construction systems.
To ensure that a building will continue to satisfy the objectives of this code throughout its life.
From the time a certificate of occupancy is issued, primary building elements shall, with only normal maintenance, continue to satisfy the performance requirements of this code for the intended life of the building.
Where the useful life of building or facility elements or systems is less than the intended life of the building, provisions shall be made for timely replacement of those elements, so that the objective of this code and the design are maintained.
Where damage or deterioration to building or facility elements or systems will impact the objectives of this code or the design, those elements or systems shall be repaired or replaced in order to maintain the level of performance intended by this code.
In determining the useful service life of building elements, products or systems, an acceptable method for determining durability and service life shall be used.