About this chapter: Chapter 11 describes the performance provisions for building mechanical systems. It addresses the installation and functions of HVAC, refrigeration and piped services. The provisions of this chapter focus on the performance of the equipment versus issues related to indoor air quality. Chapter 10 provides more guidance on indoor air quality and climate.
HVAC equipment and appliances shall be secured in place.
Piping systems shall be constructed to avoid the likelihood of:
- Significant leakage or damage during normal or reasonably foreseeable abnormal conditions.
- Detrimental contamination of the contents by other substances.
- Adverse interaction between services or between piping and electrical systems.
- People having contact with pipes that could cause them harm.