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Austin Code Adoption Preview. Lt. Calvin Poole, Austin Fire Department. Senate Bill 1458. Signed by governor 6/17/2005 Effective 1/1/2006 Municipalities must implement requirements by 1/1/06 Modifies Section 214 of the Local Government Code

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austin code adoption preview

Austin Code Adoption Preview

Lt. Calvin Poole, Austin Fire Department

senate bill 1458
Senate Bill 1458
  • Signed by governor 6/17/2005
  • Effective 1/1/2006
  • Municipalities must implement requirements by 1/1/06
  • Modifies Section 214 of the Local Government Code
  • “… the International Building Code, as it existed on May 1, 2003, is adopted as a municipal commercial building code in this state.”
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Senate Bill 1458

  • Applies to new construction, alteration, remodeling, enlargement, or repair in commercial buildings
  • Commercial building: building for the use or occupation of people for:
    • A public purpose or economic gain; or
    • A residence if the building is a multifamily residence that is not defined as residential by this section
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Senate Bill 1458

  • Municipality can:
    • Adopt local amendments
    • Establish procedures for administration and enforcement
    • Consider amendments made by ICC after May 1, 2003
    • Keep a code considered more stringent than 2003 IBC if adopted before Jan. 1, 2006. They can also adopt future editions of that code
local adoption
Local Adoption
  • December?
  • 2003 International Building and Fire Code
  • Local Amendments…
permits
Permits
  • Blasting
  • Hazardous Materials
  • High-Piled Storage
  • Open Burning
  • Open Flames
  • Places of Assembly
  • Pyrotechnic special effects material
  • Temporary membrane structures, tents and canopies
fire lane fire zone
Fire Lane / Fire Zone
  • Off street area… to remain free and clear of parked and standing vehicles for access to
    • Buildings
    • Processes
    • Storage areas
    • Fire appliances

… for fire or other emergency

  • 25 feet wide x 14 feet high
fire lane fire zone9
Fire Lane / Fire Zone

FIRE LANE / TOW AWAY ZONE

FIRE ZONE / TOW AWAY ZONE

FIRE LANE / TOW AWAY ZONE

FIRE ZONE / TOW AWAY ZONE

Every 35 feet, signs posted at each end

dumpsters
Dumpsters
  • Dumpsters with 1.5+ cubic yard capacity
  • 10 feet from:
    • Combustible walls
    • Openings
    • Combustible roof eave lines
reporting of incidents
Reporting of Incidents
  • No person shall, by verbal or written directive, require any delay in the reporting of a fire or unauthorized chemical release to the fire department
  • Upon activation of a fire alarm signal, employees or staff shall immediately notify the fire department
high rise aeds
High Rise AEDs
  • Automatic External Defibrillator required on each occupied floor
  • Type approved by AFD
    • Available for public use
    • Placed in elevator lobby unless AFD approved
private fire hydrants
Private Fire Hydrants
  • Annual flow test, inspection and maintenance
    • 508.3.5 sets standards for testing

Allowable Sprinkler Systems

  • Allowance for NFPA 13D system in large I-1 facilities deleted
commercial cooking exception
Commercial Cooking Exception
  • Intermittent use (less than 6 hrs per week)
    • Does NOT have to have fire suppression system
    • Must have Class 2 vent hood
    • Must have portable extinguisher rated for commercial cooking applications*
fire extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers
  • Exception for A, B, and E occupancies with QR sprinklers eliminated
  • Class K extinguishers now required for commercial cooking areas
    • 40B:C no longer permitted in areas using fats/oils in the cooking process
occupant load
Occupant Load
  • Increases in occupant load is allowable if the building meets all other requirements of the code based on the increased load the overall occupant load factor doesn't drop below 7 square foot per person
means of egress
Means of Egress
  • Factors for determining capacity of a means of egress limited to following:
    • .3 inches in stairways
    • .2 inches all others

(TABLE 1005.1 deleted)

  • Panic hardware required in Group A and E at OL of 50+
means of egress18
Means of Egress
  • Minimum escape window openings increased to 5.7 square feet with minimum clear opening of 24 inches
  • Section 1008.1.3.4 deleted
    • Access-controlled egress doors
  • Delay egress can be in buildings with sprinkler OR automatic detection
    • Except Group A, E, H
nfpa standards adopted
NFPA 10 – 2002

NFPA 11 – 2002

NFPA 13 – 2002

NFPA 13D – 2002

NFPA 13R - 2002

NFPA 14 – 2003

NFPA 15 – 2001

NFPA 50 – 2001

NFPA 52 – 2002

NFPA 58 – 2001

NFPA 72 – 2002

NFPA 86 – 2003

NFPA 86C - 2003

NFPA 86D - 2003

NFPA 99 – 2002

NFPA 230 – 2003

NFPA 407 – 2001

NFPA 385 – 2000

NFPA 704 – 2001

NFPA STANDARDS Adopted