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Building & Fire Safety

Code Interpretations - 2000 Code Cycle

International Building Code

Maximum area of a non separated use structure containing a private garage with U occupancy.

CIC # 00001

Separation required between R2/U and between R3/U. CIC # 00002
When is a vertical exit enclosure required for an interior stair. CIC # 00015
Are thumb turns allowed on an exit door? CIC # 00026
Is an exit door that's not a "required" exit still an exit that is subject to all the requirements of exits? CIC # 00027
What kind of materials are allowed for floors of toilet and bathing rooms other than in dwelling units? CIC # 00041

International Residential Code

What are the Garage/Residence separation requirements based on our local amendments to the code?

CIC # 00010

Floor and landing requirements for exterior doors in residences. CIC # 00017
Is there a requirement for fire blocking between second floor space and adjacent attic space over the first floor open to the floor ceiling assembly? CIC # 00029
Clarification on safety glazing requirement and exception where glazing located within 24 inches of door (in closed position)? CIC # 00038

National Electric Code

Should electric tags expire at temporary power installations at Christmas tree lots, haunted houses, etc.?

CIC #: 00021

Uniform Plumbing Code

Freeze protection for plumbing located in the floor/ceiling assembly above a garage.

CIC # 00016

Gas shut off valve at range/oven that is sealed to countertop. CIC # 00019

Uniform Mechanical Code

No code interpretations at this time.

Pool Code

No code interpretations at this time.