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									                        CITY OF PHOENIX ADOPTED
           2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) AMENDMENTS

IBC Chapter 1 to be revised as follows:

                                      Chapter 1
                                   ADMINISTRATION

Note: For deleted sections herein, refer to the City of Phoenix Building Construction
Code-Administrative Provisions for these code requirements.

SECTION 101
GENERAL

101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the City of Phoenix Building
Construction Code, hereinafter referred to as this Code.

101.2 Scope. The provisions of this code shall apply to the construction, alteration,
movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location,
maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any
appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.
Exceptions:
1. Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (town
houses) not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means
of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the International Residential
Code.
2. Existing buildings undergoing repair, alterations or additions and change of occupancy
shall be permitted to comply with the International Existing Building Code.

101.2.1 Appendices. Provisions in the appendices shall not apply unless specifically
adopted.

101.3 Intent. The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements to
safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength,
means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy
conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the
built environment and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during
emergency operations.
The purpose of this Code is not to create or otherwise establish or designate any
particular class or group of persons who will or should be especially protected or
benefited by the terms of this Code. Although the Development Service Director
(hereinafter referred to as the “Director”) or designee is directed to obtain substantial
compliance with the provisions of this Code, a guarantee that all buildings, structures or
utilities have been constructed in accordance with all the provisions of the Code is
neither intended nor implied.

101.4 Referenced codes. The other codes listed in Sections 101.4.1 through 101.4.7
and referenced elsewhere in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of
this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference.
101.4.1 Electrical. The provisions of the ICC Electrical Code National Electrical Code
shall apply to the installation of electrical systems, including alterations, repairs,
replacement, equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances thereto.

101.4.2 Gas. The provisions of the International Fuel Gas Code and the Uniform
Plumbing Code shall apply to the installation of gas piping from the point of delivery, gas
appliances and related accessories as covered in this code. These requirements apply
to gas piping systems extending from the point of delivery to the inlet connections of
appliances and the installation and operation of residential and commercial gas
appliances and related accessories.

101.4.3 Mechanical. The provisions of the International Mechanical Code shall apply to
the installation, alterations, repairs and replacement of mechanical systems, including
equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and/or appurtenances, including ventilating,
heating, cooling, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, incinerators and other
energy related systems.

101.4.4 Plumbing. The provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code shall apply to the
installation, alteration, repair and replacement of plumbing systems, including
equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances, and where connected to a
water or sewage system and all aspects of a medical gas system. The provisions of the
International Private Sewage Disposal Code Uniform Plumbing Code shall also apply to
private sewage disposal systems.

101.4.5 Property maintenance. In addition to the provisions of this Code, the
provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code Chapter 39 of the Phoenix
City Code (the Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance) shall apply to existing structures
and premises; equipment and facilities; light, ventilation, space heating, sanitation, life
and fire safety hazards; responsibilities of owners, operators and occupants; and
occupancy of existing premises and structures.

101.4.6 Fire prevention. The provisions of the International Fire Code shall apply to
matters affecting or relating to structures, processes and premises from the hazard of
fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling or use of structures, materials or
devices; from conditions hazardous to life, property or public welfare in the occupancy of
structures or premises; and from the construction, extension, repair, alteration or
removal of fire suppression and alarm systems or fire hazards in the structure or on the
premises from occupancy or operation.

101.4.7 Energy. The provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code shall
apply to all matters governing the design and construction of buildings for energy
efficiency.


SECTION 102
APPLICABILITY

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SECTION 103
DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING SAFETY

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SECTION 104
DUTIES AND POWERS OF BUILDING OFFICIAL

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SECTION 105
PERMITS

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SECTION 106
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

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SECTION 107
TEMPORARY STRUCTURES AND USES

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SECTION 108
FEES

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SECTION 109
INSPECTIONS

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SECTION 110
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

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SECTION 111
SERVICE UTILITIES

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SECTION 112
BOARD OF APPEALS

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SECTION 113
VIOLATIONS

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SECTION 114
STOP WORK ORDER

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SECTION 115
UNSAFE STRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENT

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IBC Chapter 2 to be revised as follows:

                                       Chapter 2
                                      DEFINITIONS

201.3 Terms defined in other codes. Where terms are not defined in this code and are
defined in the International Fuel Gas Code, International Fire Code, International
Mechanical Code or International Uniform Plumbing Code, such terms shall have the
meanings ascribed to them as in those codes.


SECTION 202
DEFINITIONS

ARTIST LIVE/WORK UNIT. A unit providing complete, independent living facilities for
one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living , sleeping, eating,
cooking and sanitation, with an area dedicated to an Artist’s work and exhibit studio not
exceeding 500 square feet.
ARTIST WORK AND EXHIBIT STUDIO. A unit complying with all the building code
requirements for a “B” occupancy. Special events in conjunction with these units shall
require a Special Event permit from the Phoenix Fire Department.


STANDARD PLANS. Plans authorized by the Development Services Department to be
used in construction on a repetitive basis. Standard plans may include options allowing
variations to the building design that may alter the interior and exterior appearance.

IBC CHAPTER 3 to be revised as follows:

                                      Chapter 3
                                USE AND OCCUPANCY


SECTION 303
ASSEMBLY GROUP A

303.1 Assembly Group A. Assembly Group A occupancy includes, among others, the
use of a building or structure, or a portion thereof, for the gathering together of persons
for purposes such as civic, social or religious functions, recreation, food or drink
consumption or awaiting transportation. A room or space used for assembly purposes by
less than 50 persons and accessory to another occupancy shall be included as a part of
that occupancy. Assembly areas with less than 750 square feet (69.7 m2) and which are
accessory to another occupancy according to Section 302.2.1 are not assembly
occupancies. Assembly occupancies which are accessory to Group E in accordance
with Section 302.2 are not considered assembly occupancies. Religious educational
rooms and religious auditoriums which are accessory to churches in accordance with
Section 302.2 and which have occupant loads of less than 100 shall be classified as A-3.

Assembly occupancies shall include the following:

A-1 Assembly uses, usually with fixed seating, intended for the production and viewing
of the performing arts or motion pictures including, but not limited to:
Motion picture theaters
Symphony and concert halls
Television and radio studios admitting an audience
Theaters
Sexually oriented businesses as defined in Chapter 10 of the Phoenix City Code

A-2 Assembly uses intended for food and/or drink consumption including, but not limited
to:
Banquet halls
Night clubs
Restaurants
Taverns and bars
Sexually oriented businesses as defined in Chapter 10 of the Phoenix City Code

A-3 Assembly uses intended for worship, recreation or amusement and other assembly
uses not classified elsewhere in Group A including, but not limited to:
Amusement arcades
Art galleries
Bowling alleys
Churches
Community halls
Court rooms
Dance halls (not including food or drink consumption)
Exhibition halls
Sexually oriented businesses as defined in Chapter 10 of the Phoenix City Code


SECTION 304
BUSINESS GROUP B

304.1 Business Group B. Business Group B occupancy includes, among others, the
use of a building or structure, or a portion thereof, for office, professional or service-type
transactions,
including storage of records and accounts. Business occupancies shall include, but not
be limited to, the following:

Airport traffic control towers
Animal hospitals, kennels and pounds
Artist Work and Exhibit Studio
Banks
Barber and beauty shops
Car wash
Civic administration
Clinic—outpatient
Dry cleaning and laundries; pick-up and delivery stations and self-service
Educational occupancies above the 12th grade
Electronic data processing
Laboratories; testing and research
Motor vehicle showrooms
Post offices
Print shops
Professional services (architects, attorneys, dentists, physicians, engineers, etc.)
Radio and television stations
Sexually oriented businesses as defined in Chapter 10 of the Phoenix City Code.
Telephone exchanges

SECTION 309
MERCANTILE GROUP M

309.1 Mercantile Group M. Mercantile Group M occupancy includes, among others,
buildings and structures or a portion thereof, for the display and sale of merchandise,
and involves stocks of goods, wares or merchandise incidental to such purposes and
accessible to the public. Mercantile occupancies shall include, but not be limited to, the
following:

Department stores
Drug stores
Markets
Motor fuel-dispensing facilities
Retail or whole sale stores
Sales rooms
Sexually oriented businesses as defined in Chapter 10 of the Phoenix City Code.

SECTION 310
RESIDENTIAL GROUP R

310.1 Residential Group R. Residential Group R includes, among others, the use of a
building or structure, or a portion thereof, for sleeping purposes when not classified as
an Institutional Group I. Residential occupancies shall include the following:

R-1 Residential occupancies where the occupants are primarily transient in nature,
including:
Boarding houses (transient)
Hotels (transient)
Motels (transient)
Sexually oriented businesses as defined in Chapter 10 of the Phoenix City Code.

R-3 Residential occupancies are primarily permanent in nature and not classified as R-
1, R-2, R-4 or I and where buildings do not contain more than two dwelling units as
applicable in Section 101.2 of the Phoenix Building Construction Code-Administrative
Provisions, or adult and child care facilities that provide accommodations for five or
fewer persons of any age for less than 24 hours. Adult and child care facilities that are
within a single-family home and artist live/work units are permitted to comply with the
International Residential Code in accordance with Section 101.2 of the Phoenix Building
Construction Code-Administrative Provisions.

SECTION 311
STORAGE GROUP S

311.4 High-Piled Combustible Storage, Group S-3. Includes any storage room or
area as defined by the International Fire Code where the top of the storage of
commodities is greater than 12 feet (3660 mm) in height for combustible materials or
greater than 6 feet (1829 mm) in height for high-hazard commodities as defined by the
International Fire Code. The fire protection systems, access and life safety requirements
as set forth in the International Fire Code shall be applicable to all high pile storage. In
addition to requirements of this section, S-3 occupancy shall comply with all
requirements of an S-1 occupancy.


SECTION 312
UTILITY AND MISCELLANEOUS GROUP U

312.1 General. Buildings and structures of an accessory character and miscellaneous
structures not classified in any specific occupancy shall be constructed, equipped and
maintained to conform to the requirements of this code commensurate with the fire and
life hazard incidental to their occupancy. Group U shall include, but not be limited to, the
following:
Agricultural buildings
Aircraft hangars, accessory to a one- or two-family residence (see Section 412.3)
Barns
Car ports
Fences more than 6 3 feet (1829 mm 915 mm) high
Grain silos, accessory to a residential occupancy
Greenhouses
Livestock shelters
Private garages
Retaining walls
Sheds
Stables
Tanks
Towers

International Building Code Chapter 3, USE AND OCCUPANCY, to be revised as
follows:

SECTION 304
Business Group B

304.1 Business Group B. Business Group B occupancy includes, among others, the
use of a building or structure, or a portion thereof, for office, professional or service-type
transactions, including storage of records and accounts. Business occupancies shall
include, but not be limited to, the following:

Airport traffic control towers
Animal hospitals, kennels and pounds
Banks
Barber and beauty shops
Car wash
Civic administration
Clinic—outpatient (Non-accredited)
Dry cleaning and laundries; pick-up and delivery stations and self-service
Educational occupancies above the 12th grade
Electronic data processing
Laboratories; testing and research
Motor vehicle showrooms
Post offices
Print shops
Professional services (architects, attorneys, dentists, physicians, engineers, etc.)
Radio and television stations
Sexually oriented businesses as defined…
Telephone exchanges

308.6 Group I-5 Independently accredited health care facilities. This group shall
include health care facilities intended to be designed and constructed to be accredited
by a nationally recognized accreditation organization to meet federal or state
requirements and which follow the requirements of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. I-5
occupancies shall comply with the provisions of Section 308.6 and that of I-2 occupancy
as required by this code. Where the code requirements create a conflict, the more
restrictive code requirement shall apply.

Accredited health care facilities include:

308.6.1 Group I-5.1 New health care. A new occupancy used for the purpose of
medical or other treatment or care of four (4) or more persons where such occupants are
mostly incapable of self-preservation due to age, physical or mental disability or because
of security measures not under the occupant’s control and following the provisions of
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Chapter 18 as required by the Accreditation organization.
(See Chapter 35, Referenced Standards).

308.6.2 Group I-5.2 Existing health care. An existing occupancy or portions thereof
occupied as health care occupancies following the provisions of NFPA 101, Life Safety
Code Chapter 19 as required by the accreditation organization. (See Chapter 35,
Referenced Standards).

308.6.3 Group I-5.3 New ambulatory health care. A building or portion thereof used to
provide services or treatment simultaneously to four (4) or more patients that provides,
on an outpatient basis, one or more of the following:
1. Treatment for patients that renders the patients incapable of taking action for the self
preservation under emergency conditions without action from others;
2. Anesthesia that renders a patient incapable of taking action for self-preservation
under emergency conditions without action from others;
3. Emergency or urgent care for patients who, due to the nature of their illness or
injuries, are incapable of taking action for self-preservation under emergency conditions,
and follow the provisions of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Chapter 20 as required by the
accreditation organization. (See Chapter 35, Referenced Standards).

308.6.4 Group I-5.4 Existing ambulatory health care occupancies. Existing health
care buildings or a portion thereof currently occupied as ambulatory health care
occupancies following the provisions of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, Chapter 21 as
required by the accreditation organization. (See Chapter 35, Referenced Standards).

** APPENDIX CHAPTER 35 - ADD 308.6 To the list under life safety code 101-03

Staff recommendation:

IBC-General Review Committee recommends approval, provided the following text
is added:

I-5 occupancy shall comply with the provisions of Section 308.6 and that of I-2
occupancy as required by this code. Where the code requirements create a conflict, the
more restrictive code requirement shall apply.

IBC CHAPTER 4 to be revised as follows:

                                   CHAPTER 4
                     SPECIAL DETAILED REQUIREMENTS BASED
                            ON USE AND OCCUPANCY
[F] 402.8 Automatic sprinkler system. The covered mall building and buildings
connected shall be equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in
accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, which shall comply with the following:

1. The automatic sprinkler system shall be complete and operative throughout occupied
space in the covered mall building prior to occupancy of any of the tenant spaces.
Unoccupied tenant spaces shall be similarly protected unless provided with approved
alternate protection.

2. Sprinkler protection for the mall shall be independent from that provided for tenant
spaces or anchors. Where tenant spaces are supplied by the same system, they shall be
independently controlled.

Exception: An automatic sprinkler system shall not be required in spaces or areas of
open parking garages constructed in accordance with Section 406.2.

SECTION 404
ATRIUMS

[F] 404.3 Automatic sprinkler protection. An approved automatic sprinkler system
shall be installed throughout the entire building.

Exceptions:
1. That area of a building adjacent to or above the atrium need not be sprinklered,
provided that portion of the building is separated from the atrium portion by not less than
a 2-hour fire-resistance-rated fire barrier or horizontal assembly, or both.

SECTION 411
SPECIAL AMUSEMENT BUILDINGS

[F] 411.4 Automatic sprinkler system. Special amusement buildings shall be equipped
throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1.
Where the special amusement building is temporary, the sprinkler water supply shall be
of an approved temporary means.

Exception: Automatic sprinklers are not required where the total floor area of a
temporary special amusement building is less than 1,000 square feet (93 m2) and the
travel distance
from any point to an exit is less than 50 feet (15 240 mm).

SECTION 421
DWELLING UNIT SECURITY

421.1 General. All dwellings covered by this Code shall be provided with security
devices as required by this section.

421.2 Swinging doors. Doors leading from the garage or carport area into dwelling units
shall conform to one of the following types of construction:

1.         Solid core wood flush-type doors not less than 1 3/8 inches (34 mm) in
     thickness.
2.        Ferrous metal doors with surfaces not less than 24 gage in thickness.
3.        Aluminum doors with surfaces not less than 0.2 inch (5 mm) in thickness.
4.        Any door having a listed and labeled fire-protection rating of not less than 20
     minutes.

421.3 Door Hardware. The hardware on exterior doors and doors leading from garage
or carport areas into dwelling units shall conform to the following requirements:

1.          A single swinging door and the active leaf of a pair of doors shall be equipped
   with a dead-locking latch or dead bolt. The lock or locks shall be key operated from
   the exterior side of the door and openable from the interior side by a device which
   does not require special knowledge or special effort to operate, except that a key
   may be used. The inactive leaf of a pair of doors shall have a dead bolt at the top
   and bottom of the door.
2.          All pin-type hinges which are accessible from the outside the secured area
   when the door is closed shall have two jamb studs which prevent removal of the door
   if the pins are removed from the hinges. Jamb studs shall not be less than a 16d box
   nail in diameter and shall project into the door and jamb not less than ¼ inch (6 mm).

421.4 Sliding glass doors and sliding glass windows. Sliding glass doors and windows
shall be equipped with locking devices and with a means or a device to prohibit the
raising or removal of the moving panel while in the closed position.

               INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE – FIRE SAFETY
Revise IBC Chapter 4 as follows:


[F] 402.8 Automatic sprinkler system. The covered mall building and buildings
connected shall be equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in
accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, which shall comply with the following:
1. The automatic sprinkler system shall be complete and operative throughout occupied
space in the covered mall building prior to occupancy of any of the tenant spaces.
Unoccupied tenant spaces shall be similarly protected unless provided with approved
alternate protection.
2. Sprinkler protection for the mall shall be independent from that provided for tenant
spaces or anchors. Where tenant spaces are supplied by the same system, they shall
be independently controlled.
Exception: An automatic sprinkler system shall not be
required in spaces or areas of open parking garages constructed
in accordance with Section 406.2.

SECTION 403
HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

[F] 403.2 Automatic sprinkler system. Buildings and structures shall be equipped
throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 and
a secondary water supply where required by Section 903.3.5.2.

Exception: An automatic sprinkler system shall not be required in spaces or areas of:
1. Open parking garages in accordance with Section
406.3.
2. Telecommunications equipment buildings used exclusively for telecommunications
equipment, associated electrical power distribution equipment, batteries and standby
engines, provided that those spaces or areas are equipped throughout with an automatic
fire detection system in accordance with Section 907.2 and are separated from the
remainder of the building by fire barriers consisting of not less than 1-hour fire-
resistance-rated walls and 2-hour fire-resistance-rated floor/ceiling assemblies.

[F] 403.8 Fire command. A fire command center complying with Section 911 shall be
provided in a location approved by the fire department. The fire command center shall
be in a location that is easily identifiable and accessible from the main entrance lobby of
the building and
provide quick access to the building tower stairways.


Responding fire fighters will most likely access the building through the main entrance
and will need to quickly access the fire alarm panel in the fire control room to determine
the floor in alarm, access phones for the fire fighters communication system, and access
the stairways to reach the fire floor.


403.15 Firefighter Air System. A firefighter breathing air system shall be installed in
high-rise buildings in accordance with Section 915 of the Phoenix Fire Code.


[F] 404.3 Automatic sprinkler protection. An approved automatic sprinkler system
shall be installed throughout the entire building.
Exceptions:
1. That area of a building adjacent to or above the atrium need not be sprinklered,
provided that portion of the building is separated from the atrium portion by not less than
a 2-hour fire-resistance-rated fire barrier or horizontal assembly, or both.

2. Where the ceiling of the atrium is more than 55 feet (16,764 mm) above the floor,
sprinkler protection at the ceiling of the atrium is not required. may be removed upon the
review and approval of a rational analysis by a registered design professional to justify
the removal of the sprinklers at the atrium ceiling. The rational analysis must address the
fuel load to be present in the atrium, egress through the atrium, and protection of
structural components in the atrium and how removal of the ceiling sprinklers will affect
these components.


IBC CHAPTER 5 to be revised as follows:

                                  Chapter 5
                     GENERAL BUILDING HEIGHTS AND AREAS

507.3 Sprinklered, one story. The area of a one-story, Group B, F, M or S building or a
one-story Group A-4 building, of other than Type V construction, shall not be limited
when the building is provided with an automatic sprinkler system throughout in
accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 and is surrounded and adjoined by public ways or
yards not less than 60 feet (18 288 mm) in width.
Exceptions:
1. Buildings and structures of Type I and II construction for rack storage facilities that do
not have access by the public shall not be limited in height, provided that such buildings
conform to the requirements of Sections 507.2 and 903.3.1.1 and NFPA 230.

2. The automatic sprinkler system shall not be required in areas occupied for indoor
participant sports, such as tennis, skating, swimming and equestrian activities in
occupancies in Group A-4, provided that:

2.1. Exit doors directly to the outside are provided for occupants of the participant sports
areas; and

2.2. The building is equipped with a fire alarm system with manual fire alarm boxes
installed in accordance with Section 907.

3. Group A-1 and A-2 occupancies of other than Type V construction shall be permitted,
provided:

3.1. All assembly occupancies are separated from other spaces as required for
separated uses in Section 508.3.3.4 with no reduction allowed in the fire-resistance
rating of the separation based upon the installation of an automatic sprinkler system;

3.2. Each Group A occupancy shall not exceed the maximum allowable area permitted
in Section 503.1; and

3.3. All required exits shall discharge directly to the exterior.

Adopt the Section 509 of the 2005 IBC amendments and create a new section, since
2006 IBC has a current Section 509. The proposed new Code Section for the Location
on Property is Section 510.

SECTION 510
LOCATION ON PROPERTY

510.1 General. Buildings shall adjoin or have access to a public way or yard on not
less than one side. Required yards shall be permanently maintained.

For the purpose of this section, the center line of an adjoining public way shall be
considered an adjacent property line. (See also Section 1206.)

Required yards and all sewer and water services shall be on the same property as the
building, and no building or sewer or water service shall be built across a recorded
property line, except in accordance with the following provisions:

        1. Utility Easements. A modification request is required to approve the
           provision of private sewer or water services to a lot or building site when such
           service is located within a permanent, non-revocable private utility easement
           duly-recorded in the deed records of Maricopa County for all the properties
           involved.
       2. Lot Combinations. Where two or more adjacent lots or parcels are owned
          by the same person or persons, such lots or parcels shall be combined into a
          single building site by platting or replatting such lots or parcels into a single
          lot, or shall be combined by recording in the deed records of Maricopa
          County for all of the lots or parcels involved, a permanent, non-revocable lot
          combination agreement in a form approved by the building official. In
          addition, the property owner shall provide evidence that all of the lots or
          parcels combined are taxed and assessed by the Maricopa County Assessor
          as a single tax parcel.

       3. Integrated Developments with Multiple Owners. As a modification to the
          Building Code (see Section 104.9, Item 3), the building official may approve a
          permanent agreement between multiple property owners for purposes of
          considering two or more separately owned properties as one building site for
          purposes of this code. Such agreement shall stipulate the reasons for the lot
          consolidation and the permanent requirements or prohibitions necessary to
          fully comply with this code as if all improvements were located on the same
          single lot.

       4. Open Space Easements. As a modification to the Building Code (see
          Section 104.9, Item 3), the building official may approve a permanent open
          space, nonbuilding easement on one property for purposes of providing yard
          areas or open space sufficient to satisfy building code setback or egress
          requirements on the adjacent property.

       5. Agreement Conditions. Agreements proposed or required under this
          section shall be permanent and binding on all property owners, their heirs
          and assigns. The agreements shall be in writing, shall be approved by the
          building official and shall be recorded in the deed records of Maricopa County
          for all the properties involved. The agreements shall be enforceable by the
          building official and by each of the property owners, their heirs and assigns.
          The agreements shall require physical modification of any structures to fully
          comply with all applicable code requirements prior to alteration or expiration
          of the agreement. Alteration of the agreements or any condition or provision
          therein, or expiration or elimination of any such agreement, is prohibited
          except with the prior written approval of the building official. The building
          official shall have authority to revoke any agreement for noncompliance with
          any of its provisions, and thereafter to require the property owners to
          individually make each of their properties physically and fully compliant with
          all applicable code requirements without benefit of the agreement conditions.
          The building official shall not initiate or negotiate any such agreement, but
          shall consider agreements offered jointly by adjacent property owners.


                           CITY OF PHOENIX PROPOSED
2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) –FIRE LIFE SAFETY AMENDMENTS
Revise IBC Chapter 7 as follows:


707.14.1 Elevator lobby. An enclosed elevator lobby shall be provided at each floor
where an elevator shaft enclosure connects more than three stories. The lobby shall
separate the elevator shaft enclosure doors from each floor by fire partitions equal to the
fire-resistance rating of the corridor and the required opening protection. Elevator lobbies
shall have at least one means of egress complying with Chapter 10 and other provisions
within this code.
Exceptions:
1. Enclosed elevator lobbies are not required at the street floor, provided the entire street
floor is equipped with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section
903.3.1.1.
2. Elevators not required to be located in a shaft in accordance with Section 707.2 are
not required to have enclosed elevator lobbies.
3. Where additional doors are provided at the hoistway opening in accordance with
Section 3002.6. Such doors shall be tested in accordance with UL 1784 without an
artificial bottom seal.
4. In other than Group I-3, and buildings having occupied floors located more than 75
feet (22 860 mm) above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access, enclosed
elevator lobbies are not required where the building is protected by an automatic
sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2.
5. Smoke partitions shall be permitted in lieu of fire partitions to separate the elevator
lobby at each floor where the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler
system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2.
6. Enclosed elevator lobbies are not required where the elevator hoistway is pressurized
in accordance with Section 707.14.2 and the building is equipped throughout with an
automatic sprinkler system in accordance with 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2,


707.14.2 Enclosed elevator lobby pressurization alternative. Where elevator
hoistway pressurization is provided in lieu of required enclosed elevator lobbies, the
pressurization system shall comply with this section and Section 909.

707.14.2.1 Pressurization requirements. Elevator hoistways shall be pressurized to
maintain a positive pressure differential, with respect to adjacent space on all floors, of
0.05 inches of water column minimum and a maximum positive pressure differential of
0.30 inches water column or such a pressure differential that does not interfere with
elevator door operation, which ever is greater. In no case may the pressure differential
interfere with elevator door operation. And a maximum positive pressure of 0.06 inches
of water column . This pressure shall be measured at the midpoint of each hoistway
door, with all ground floor level hoistway doors open and all other hoistway doors closed.
It is not intended that the pressure differential be achieved on the level of elevator recall
when the elevator doors are open. The supply air intake shall be from an outside,
uncontaminated source located a minimum distance of 20 feet (6096 mm) from any air
exhaust system or outlet.

DSD Life Safety – Fire Protection Review Committee

Proposal:             Revise IBC Chapter 9 as follows:


901.2 Fire protection systems. Fire protection systems shall be installed, repaired,
operated and maintained in accordance with this code and the International Phoenix
Fire Code. The most restrictive provision of either the Phoenix Fire Code or this code
shall govern in accordance with Section 102.1 of this code.
Any fire protection system for which an exception or reduction to the provisions of this
code has been granted shall be considered to be a required system.

Exception: Any fire protection system or portion thereof not required by this code shall
be permitted to be installed for partial or complete protection provided that such system
meets the requirements of this code.

 [F] 909.4 Analysis. A rational analysis supporting the types of smoke control systems
to be employed, their methods of operation, the systems supporting them and the
methods of construction to be utilized shall accompany the submitted construction
documents and shall include, but not be limited to, the items indicated in Sections
909.4.1 through 909.4.6 909.4.7. A report documenting this analysis shall be provided as
part of the smoke control plans submitted with the construction documents. Where the
project also requires a fire protection and life safety report in accordance with Section
106.1.1.2 of the Phoenix Building Construction Code-Administrative Provisions, the
smoke control rational analysis report shall be included as part of the Fire and Life
Safety Report.

909.4.7 Open doors in pressurized exit enclosures. The design shall consider the
effects of open doors on pressurized exit enclosures where such enclosures are
required. The analysis shall consider the use, occupancy, and egress strategy for the
building.


[F] 909.18.8 Special inspections for smoke control. Smoke control systems shall be
tested by a special inspector prior to the final acceptance test. The City of Phoenix
Development Services Department and Phoenix Fire Department shall witness and
approve the final acceptance test of the system.

909.20.5 Stair pressurization alternative. Where the building is equipped throughout
with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, the vestibule is
not required, provided that interior exit stairways are pressurized to a minimum of 0.15
inch of water (37 Pa) and a maximum of 0.35 inch of water (87 Pa) in the shaft relative to
the building measured with all stairway doors closed under maximum anticipated stack
pressures. The stair pressurization system shall be designed in accordance with the
applicable smoke control sections of this code.


909.20.6.3 Acceptance and testing. Before the mechanical equipment is approved, the
system shall be tested in the presence of the building official to confirm that the system
is operating in compliance with these requirements and with the requirements of the
approved smoke control rational analysis report. The testing of the system shall be done
by a special inspector, or special inspection agency, in accordance with the
requirements of Section 909.18 and 1704.14.


[F] 910.3.2 Vent operation. Smoke and heat vents shall be capable of being operated
by approved automatic and manual means. Automatic operation of smoke and heat
vents shall conform to the provisions of Sections 910.3.2.1 through 910.3.2.3. Smoke
and heat vents shall operate automatically by actuation of a heat-responsive device.
The device shall be rated a minimum of 50°F above the rating of the automatic sprinklers
but not more than 386°F above ambient temperature.

SECTION 911
FIRE COMMAND CENTER
 [F] 911.1 Features. Where required by other sections of this code, a fire command
center for fire department operations shall be provided. The fire command center shall
be in a location that is easily identifiable and accessible from the main entrance lobby of
the building and provide quick access to the building tower stairways. The location and
accessibility of the fire command center shall be approved by the fire department. The
fire command center shall be separated from the remainder of the building by not less
than a 1-hour fire barrier constructed in accordance with Section 706 or horizontal
assembly constructed in accordance with Section 711, or both. The room shall be a
minimum of 96 square feet (9 m2) with a minimum dimension of 8 feet (2438 mm). A
layout of the fire command
center and all features required by the section to be contained therein shall be submitted
for approval prior to installation. The fire command center shall comply with NFPA72 and
shall contain
the following features:
1. The emergency voice/alarm communication system unit.
2. The fire department communications unit.
3. Fire detection and alarm system annunciator unit.
4. Annunciator unit visually indicating the location of the elevators and whether they are
operational.
5. Status indicators and controls for air-handling systems.
6. The fire-fighter’s control panel required by Section 909.16 for smoke control systems
installed in the building.
7. Controls for unlocking stairway doors simultaneously.
8. Sprinkler valve and water-flow detector display panels.
9. Emergency and standby power status indicators.
10. A telephone for fire department use with controlled access to the public telephone
system.
11. Fire pump status indicators.
12. Schematic building plans indicating the typical floor plan and detailing the building
core, means of egress,
fire protection systems, fire-fighting equipment and fire department access.
13. Worktable.
14. Generator supervision devices, manual start and transfer features.
15. Public address system, where specifically required by other sections of this code.
                     CITY OF PHOENIX PROPOSED
 2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC)- GENERAL CODE AMENDMENTS

IBC CHAPTER 10 to be revised as follows:

                                     CHAPTER 10
                                   MEANS OF EGRESS

1008.1.3.4 Access-controlled egress doors. The entrance doors in a means of egress
in buildings with an occupancy in Group A, B, E,I, M, R-1 or R-2 and entrance doors to
tenant spaces in occupancies in Groups A, B, E, I, M, R-1 and R-2 are permitted to be
equipped with an approved entrance and egress access control system which shall be
installed in accordance with all of the following criteria:

Exception: Access Control Systems equipped with panic hardware arranged to directly
interrupt the power to the locking device.

1. A sensor shall be provided on the egress side arranged to detect an occupant
approaching the doors. The doors shall be arranged to unlock by a signal from or loss of
power to the sensor.

2. Loss of power to that part of the access control system which locks the doors shall
automatically unlock the doors.

3. The doors shall be arranged to unlock from a manual unlocking device located 40
inches to 48 inches (1016mmto 1219 mm) vertically above the floor and within 5 feet
(1524 mm) of the secured doors. Ready access shall be provided to the manual
unlocking device and the device shall be clearly identified by a sign that reads “PUSH
TO EXIT.” When operated, the manual unlocking device shall result in direct interruption
of power to the lock—independent of the access control system electronics—and the
doors shall remain unlocked for a minimum of 30 seconds.

4. Activation of the building fire alarm system, if provided, shall automatically unlock the
doors, and the doors shall remain unlocked until the fire alarm system has been reset.

5. Activation of the building automatic sprinkler or fire detection system, if provided, shall
automatically unlock the doors. The doors shall remain unlocked until the fire alarm
system has been reset.

6. Entrance doors in buildings with an occupancy in Group A, B, E or M shall not be
secured from the egress side during periods that the building is open to the general
public.
IBC CHAPTER 10 to be revised as follows:


                      CITY OF PHOENIX PROPOSED
      2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) –ACCESSIBILITY CODE
                             AMENDMENTS
                               Chapter 10
                           MEANS OF EGRESS


SECTION 1007
ACCESSIBLE MEANS OF EGRESS

1007.1 Accessible means of egress required. Accessible means of egress shall
comply with this section. Accessible spaces shall be provided with not less than one
accessible means of egress. Where more than one means of egress is required by
Section 1015.1 or 1019.1 from any accessible space, each accessible portion of the
space shall be served by not less than two accessible means of egress, separated in
accordance with Section 1015.2.

Exceptions:
      1. Accessible means of egress are not required in alterations to existing
         buildings.
      2. One accessible means of egress is required from an accessible mezzanine
         level in accordance with Section 1007.3, 1007.4 or 1007.5.
      3. In assembly spaces with sloped floors, one accessible means of egress is
         required from a space where the common path of travel of the accessible
         route for access to the wheelchair spaces meets the requirements in Section
         1025.8.


IBC CHAPTER 11 to be revised as follows:

                                     Chapter 11
                                   ACCESSIBILITY

SECTION 1101
GENERAL

1101.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter and Arizona Revised statutes, ARS
sections 41-1492 through 41-1492.12 shall control the design and construction of
facilities for accessibility to physically disabled persons.

1101.2 Design. Buildings and facilities shall be designed and constructed to be
accessible in accordance with this code and ICC A117.1 and in accordance with
provisions State of Arizona Attorney General Administrative Rules R10-3-401 through R-
10-3-404 (ADAAG currently enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice), whichever
standard provides the greatest degree of accessibility. This dual-reference provision
shall apply in all cases where ICC A117.1 is referenced in this chapter.
SECTION 1102
DEFINITIONS

1102.1 Definitions. The following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this
chapter and as used elsewhere in this Code, have the following meanings:

MULTISTORY UNIT. A dwelling unit or sleeping unit with habitable space located on
more than one story, or above a private garage.

SECTION 1103
SCOPING REQUIREMENTS

1103.2.4. Detached dwellings. Detached one and two family dwellings and accessory
structures, and their associated sites and facilities as applicable in section 101.2 are not
required to be accessible. Home Occupations as defined in the Phoenix Zoning
Ordinance are not required to be accessible. For all other combinations of businesses in
dwellings, the business portion shall be accessible and shall include a minimum of one
accessible toilet room and an accessible route from the business portion to the
accessible toilet room, accessible parking space and public sidewalk.

1103.2.6 Construction sites. Structures, sites and equipment directly associated with
the actual processes of construction including, but not limited to, scaffolding, bridging,
materials hoists, materials storage or construction trailers are not required to be
accessible. The public portions of temporary sales offices/trailers are required to be
accessible. There shall be accessible parking and an accessible route from the
accessible parking aisle to the sales office/trailer and throughout the public portion of the
sales office/trailer, including the design center. Accessible toilet rooms shall be provided
according to this code.


SECTION 1106
PARKING AND PASSENGER LOADING FACILITIES

1106.1 Required. Where parking is provided, accessible parking spaces shall be
provided in compliance with Table 1106.1, except as required by Sections 1106.2
through 1106.4. Where more than one parking facility is provided on a site, the number
of parking spaces required to be accessible shall be calculated separately for each
parking facility. General. When parking lots or garages are provided, accessible parking
spaces shall be provided in accordance with the Phoenix Zoning Ordinance and section
1106.6.

1106.2 Groups R-2 and R-3. . . .

1106.3 Hospital outpatient facilities. . . .

1106.4 Rehabilitation facilities and outpatient physical therapy facilities. . . .

1106.5 Van spaces. . . .
SECTION 1107
DWELLING UNITS AND SLEEPING UNITS

1107.6.2.1.1 Type A units. In Group R-2 occupancies containing more than 20 dwelling
units or sleeping units, at least 2 percent, but not less than one, of the units shall be a
type A unit. All units on a site shall be considered to determine the total number of units
and the required number of type A units. Type A units shall be dispersed among the
various classes of units. In Group R-2 occupancies containing more than 20 dwelling
units or sleeping units, which are located within 1320 feet of the light rail station platform,
at least 6 percent, but not less than one, of the units shall be a type A unit.


1107.7.2 Multistory units. A multistory dwelling or sleeping unit which is not provided
with elevator service is not required to be a Type A or Type B unit. Where a multistory
unit is provided with external elevator service to only one floor, the floor provided with
elevator service shall be the primary entry to the unit, shall comply with the requirements
for a Type B unit and a toilet facility shall be provided on that floor.

SECTION 1109
OTHER FEATURES AND FACILITIES

1109.2 Toilet and bathing facilities. Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be
accessible. Where a floor level is not required to be connected by an accessible route,
the only toiler rooms or bathing facilities provided within the facility shall not be located
on the accessible floor. At least one of each type of fixture, element, control or
dispensing each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible.

Exceptions:
         1. In toilet rooms or bathing facilities accessed only through a private office, not
            for common or public use and intended for use only by a single occupant, any
            of the following alternatives are allowed:
                1.1 Doors are permitted to swing into the clear floor space, provided the
                     door swing can be reversed to meet the requirements in A117.1;
                1.2 The height requirements for the water closet in ICC A117.1 are not
                     applicable;
                1.3 Grab bars are not required to be installed in a toilet room, provided
                     that reinforcement has been installed in the walls and located so as to
                     permit the installation of such grab bars; and
                1.4 The requirement for height, knee and toe clearance shall not apply to
                     a lavatory.
2. This section is not applicable to toilet and bathing facilities that serve dwelling units or
sleeping units that are not required to be accessible by Section 1107.
3. Where multiple single-user toilet rooms or bathing facilities are clustered at a single
location, at least 50 percent but not less than one room for each use at each cluster shall
be accessible.
4. Where no more than one urinal is provided in a toilet room or bathing facility, the
urinal is not required to be accessible
5. Toilet rooms that are part of critical-care or intensive care patient sleeping rooms are
not required to be accessible.
A paraphernalia shelf shall be provided at all accessible toilets. It shall be located
adjacent to or integral with the toilet paper dispenser. The shelf shall be located a
minimum of 15 inches (381 mm) above the finish floor with a minimum clearance of 6
inches (152 mm) below the grab bar. It shall be a minimum 8 inches (203 mm) wide and
5 inches (137 mm) deep. If adjacent to the toilet paper dispenser, it shall be located on
the side of the dispenser closest to the toilet.

1109.3 Sinks. Where sinks are provided, at least 5 percent but not less than one
provided in accessible spaces shall comply with ICC A117.1.
Exception: Mop or service sinks are not required to be accessible.

Exceptions:
   1. Mop or service sinks.
   2. Manufacturing process sinks.
   3. Commercial sinks in kitchens, other than hand sinks.

1109.11.1 Dispersion. Accessible fixed or built-in seating at tables, counters or work
surfaces shall be distributed throughout the space or facility containing such elements. In
areas with fixed or built-in tables that include a service counter dedicated to food or
beverage a minimum of one accessible space shall be located at the counter.
                          CITY OF PHOENIX PROPOSED
      2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC)- GENERAL CODE AMENDMENTS

     IBC CHAPTER 12 to be revised as follows:

                                        CHAPTER 12
                                   INTERIOR ENVIRONMENT


     SECTION 1204
     TEMPERATURE CONTROL

     1204.1 Equipment and systems. Habitable spaces Interior spaces intended for human
     occupancy shall be provided with active or passive space-heating and space-cooling
     systems capable of maintaining a minimum indoor temperatures between 70 of 68°F
     (21°C) and 90°F (32°C) at a point 3 feet (914 mm) above the floor on the design heating
     day. The installation of portable space heaters or coolers shall not be used to achieve
     compliance with this section.
     Exception: Interior spaces where the primary purpose is not associated with human
     comfort.


     SECTION 1206
     COURTS

     1206.3.3 Court Drainage. The bottom of every court shall be properly graded and
     drained to a public storm drain sewer ,retention area, or other approved disposal system
     complying with the Uniform Plumbing Code.

     IBC CHAPTER 14 to be revised as follows:

                                           Chapter 14
                                        EXTERIOR WALLS


     1405.9.2 Area and use limitations. The area and length of interior adhered veneer
     areas shall be unlimited except as required to control expansion and contraction. The
     use of exterior adhered veneer shall be limited as follows:

1.       Exterior adhered veneer shall not be applied to overhead horizontal or overhead
     sloping surfaces.

2.      Exterior adhered veneer shall not be located more than 30 feet (9144 mm) above
     any adjacent grade, roof, walkway or similar surface.

3.       Special inspection in accordance with Section 1704 shall be provided for installation
     of all exterior adhered veneer located more than eight feet (2438 mm) above any
     adjacent grade, roof, walkway or similar surface.

                         Exception: Group R-3 Residential Occupancies
                           CITY OF PHOENIX PROPOSED
       2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC)- STRUCTURAL CODE
                                    AMENDMENTS
IBC Chapter 16 to be revised as follows:

                                     Chapter 16
                                 STRUCTURAL DESIGN

SECTION 1607
LIVE LOADS

1607.6 Truck and bus garages. Minimum live loads for garages having trucks or buses
shall be as specified in Table 1607.6, but shall not be less than 50 psf (2.40 kN/m2),
unless other loads are specifically justified and approved by the building official. Actual
loads shall be used where they are greater than the loads specified in the table. Plazas
subject to emergency vehicle traffic shall be designed for the worst case of either 250
psf (12kN/m2) or a fire truck with a wheel base of 230 inches (5842 mm) with the
following weight distribution: 20,000 lbs (89 kN) on the front axle and 30,000 lbs (134
kN) on each of the two tandem rear axles. Basement and retaining walls adjacent to
these areas shall also be designed for these loads as a surcharge.

Table 1607.1
28. Residential
One- and two-family dwellings
    Uninhabitable attics without storage             10
    Uninhabitable attics with limited storage        20
    Habitable attics and sleeping areas              30 40
    All other areas except balconies and decks       40
    Hotels and multiple-family dwellings
    Private rooms and corridors serving them         40
    Public rooms and corridors serving them          100

SECTION 1609
WIND LOADS

Add Figure 1609.1 (Attachment)

1609.1.1 Determination of wind loads. Wind loads on every building or structure shall
be determined in accordance with Chapter 6 of ASCE 7. The type of opening protection
required, the basic wind speed and the exposure category for a site is permitted to be
determined in accordance with Section 1609 or ASCE 7. Wind shall be assumed to
come from any horizontal direction and wind pressures shall be assumed to act normal
to the surface considered.

       Exceptions:

        1. Subject to the limitations of Section 1609.1.1.1, the provisions of
           SBCCISSTD 10 shall be permitted for applicable Group R-2 and R-3
           buildings.
         2. Subject to the limitations of Section 1609.1.1.1, residential structures using
            the provisions of the AF&PA WFCM.

         3. Designs using NAAMM FP 1001.

         4. Designs using TIA/EIA-222 for antenna-supporting structures and antennas.

         5. For Design Wind Loads on Solid Freestanding Walls and Solid Signs per
            ASCE 7-05, Section 6.5.14, Figure 6-20 of ASCE 7-02 may be used.


1609.4 Exposure category. For each wind direction considered, an exposure category
that adequately reflects the characteristics of ground surface irregularities shall be
determined for the site at which the building or structure is to be constructed. For a site
located in the transition zone between categories, the category resulting in the largest
wind forces shall apply. Account shall be taken of variations in ground surface
roughness that arise from natural topography and vegetation as well as from constructed
features. Refer to Figure 1609.1 for wind exposure zones in the City of Phoenix. This
Figure identifies areas within the City of Phoenix in which Exposure B may be used for
structures three stories or 45 ft. (13.7 m.) or less in height. The RDP may use Exposure
C in this area if this is more appropriate based on their judgment. Exposure C shall be
used outside this region unless the registered design professional can provide evidence
of a lesser exposure.


SECTION 1610
SOIL LATERAL LOAD

1610.1.1 Presumptive active pressure. For typical unsaturated soils in the City of
Phoenix, a presumptive active lateral pressure of 35 psf per foot of depth may be used
for unrestrained retaining walls or 60 psf per foot for restrained retaining walls without a
geotechnical investigation report. This applies only to walls not over 10 feet (3048 mm)
in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall. The backfill is
assumed level with the top of the wall and surcharge shall be applied as necessary.

Exception: For swimming pools that are not backfilled, a presumptive active lateral
pressure of 30 psf (1436 Pa) per foot of depth may be used.


SECTION 1612
FLOOD LOADS

1612.2 Definitions. The following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this
section, have the meanings shown herein.

BASE FLOOD. The flood having a 1-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in
any given year as defined by the Phoenix City Code.

FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY (FIS). The official report provided by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) containing the Flood Insurance Rate Map
(FIRM), the Flood Boundary and Floodway Map (FBFM), the flood profiles, the water
surface elevation of the base flood and supporting technical data.

SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA. The land within a floodplain which is area subject to
inundation by the base flood flood hazards and shown on a Flood Insurance Rate Map
or other flood hazard map as Zone A, AE, A1-30, A99, AR, AO, AH, V, VO, VE or V1-30.

1612.3 Establishment of flood hazard areas. To establish flood hazard areas, the
governing body shall adopt a flood hazard map and supporting data. The flood hazard
map shall include, at a minimum, areas of special flood hazard as identified by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency in an engineering report entitled “The Flood
Insurance Study, Maricopa County, Arizona and Incorporated Areas, Revised July 19,
2001, for [INSERT NAME OF JURISDICTION],” dated [INSERT DATE OF ISSUANCE],
as amended or revised with the accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and
Flood Boundary and Floodway Map (FBFM) and related supporting data along with any
revisions thereto. The adopted flood hazard map and supporting data are hereby
adopted by reference and declared to be part of this section.

SECTION 1613
EARTHQUAKE LOADS

1613.5.1 Mapped acceleration parameters. The parameters Ss and S1 shall be
determined from the 0.2 and 1-second spectral response accelerations shown on
Figures 1613.5(1) through 1613.5(14). Alternatively, Ss can be taken as equal to 0.26
and S1 as equal to 0.08 in the City of Phoenix. Where S1 is less than or equal to 0.04
and Ss is less than or equal to 0.15, the structure is permitted to be assigned to Seismic
Design Category A.

IBC Chapter 17 to be revised as follows:

                                 Chapter 17
                  STRUCTURAL TESTS AND SPECIAL INSPECTIONS

SECTION 1704
SPECIAL INSPECTIONS

1704.1 General. Where application is made for construction as described in this section,
the owner or the registered design professional in responsible charge acting as the
owner’s agent shall employ one or more special inspectors to provide inspections during
construction on the types of work listed under Section 1704. The special inspector shall
be a qualified person who shall demonstrate competence, to the satisfaction of the
building official, for inspection of the particular type of construction or operation requiring
special inspection. These inspections are in addition to the inspections specified in
Section 109.

Exceptions:

   1. Special inspections are not required for work of a minor nature or as warranted
      by conditions in the jurisdiction as approved by the building official.
   2. Special inspections are not required for building components unless the design
      involves the practice of professional engineering or architecture as defined by
      applicable state statutes and regulations governing the professional registration
      and certification of engineers or architects.
   3. Unless otherwise required by the building official, special inspections are not
      required for occupancies in Group R-3 as applicable in Section 101.2 and
      occupancies in Group U that are accessory to a residential occupancy including,
      but not limited to, those listed in Section 312.1.

1704.5 Masonry construction. Masonry construction shall be inspected and evaluated
in accordance with the requirements of Sections 1704.5.1 through 1704.5.3, depending
on the classification of the building or structure or nature of occupancy, as defined by
this code.

Exception: Special inspections shall not be required for:
         1. Empirically designed masonry, glass unit masonry or masonry veneer
             designed by Section 2109, 2110 or Chapter 14, respectively, or by
             Chapter 5, 7 or 6 of ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402, respectively, when they
             are part of structures classified as Occupancy Category I, II or III in
             accordance with Section 1604.5.

           2. Masonry foundation walls constructed in accordance with Table
              1805.5(1), 1805.5(2), 1805.5(3) or 1805.5(4).

           3. Masonry fireplaces, masonry heaters or masonry chimneys installed or
              constructed in accordance with Section 2111, 2112 or 2113, respectively.

           4. Fences and retaining walls designed in accordance with Section 2107,
              with allowable masonry stresses reduced by one half, and the maximum
              value of f’m limited to 1500 psi for concrete or clay masonry. This
              exception is subject to the following limitations:

              4.1. The height-to-thickness ratio shall not exceed 10 for a cantilevered
                   masonry fence or a combination masonry fence and retaining wall as
                   measured from the top of footing to the top of wall. If a combination
                   retaining/fence wall consists of more than one wall thickness, the
                   smallest thickness shall be used in determining the height-to-
                   thickness ratio.

              4.2. The soil retaining height for a retaining wall shall not exceed 4’-0”
                   measured from the top of the footing for an 8-inch-thick wall or 6’-0”
                   for a 12-inch-thick wall.

1704.15 Adhered veneer. Special inspections shall be required for the installation of all
exterior adhered veneer located more than eight feet (2438 mm) above any adjacent
grade, roof, walkway or similar surface.

       Exception: Group R-3 Residential Occupancies.
SECTION 1709
STRUCTURAL OBSERVATIONS

1709.1 General. Where required by the provisions of Section 1709.2 or, 1709.3 or
1709.4 the owner shall employ a registered design professional to perform structural
observations as defined in Section 1702.

At the conclusion of the work included in the permit, the structural observer shall submit
to the building official a written statement that the site visits have been made and identify
any reported deficiencies that, to the best of the structural observer’s knowledge, have
not been resolved.


1709.4 Structural observation for special conditions. Structural observations shall
be provided for those structures where one or more of the following conditions exist:

   1. The height of the structure is greater than 75 feet (22 860 mm), or greater than
      three stories above the base.

   2. For elevated post-tensioned concrete structures.

   3. Prefabricated deferred units and their connections, when such units are utilized
      structurally in the lateral-force-resisting system of a structure.

   4. When such observation is specifically required by the building official.

IBC CHAPTER 18 to be revised as follows:

                                      Chapter 18
                               SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS


SECTION 1802
FOUNDATION AND SOILS INVESTIGATIONS

1802.2.8 Post-tensioned slabs on ground. A soil investigation is required for the
design of all post-tensioned slabs on ground. The investigation report shall include all
soil parameters as outlined in the applicable design manuals published by the Post-
Tensioning Institute. Information required on the drawings includes, but is not limited to,
slab type, soil parameters, bearing value and depth, coefficient of subgrade friction, soil
subgrade modulous, em and ym for expansive soils, and all special inspection
requirements.

SECTION 1804
ALLOWABLE LOAD-BEARING VALUES OF SOILS

1804.1 Design. The presumptive load-bearing values provided in Table 1804.2 shall be
used with the allowable stress design load combinations specified in Section 1605.3.
1804.1 Exception: Allowable foundation and lateral pressure values for class 1,2 and 3
soils shall be determined as classified by a soil investigation or in accordance with
ASTM D 2487.
SECTION 1805
FOOTINGS AND FOUNDATIONS

1805.8.2 Slab-on-ground foundations. Use of this section is limited to buildings three
stories or less in height in which gravity loads are transmitted to the foundation primarily
by means of bearing walls constructed of masonry, wood, or steel studs. Moments,
shears and deflections for use in designing slab-on-ground, mat or raft foundations on
expansive soils shall be determined in accordance with WRI/CRSI Design of Slab-on-
Ground Foundations or PTI Standard Requirements for Analysis of Shallow Concrete
Foundations on Expansive Soils. Using the moments, shears and deflections determined
above, nonprestressed slabs-on-ground, mat or raft foundations on expansive soils shall
be designed in accordance with WRI/CRSI Design of Slab-on-Ground Foundations and
post-tensioned slab-on-ground, mat or raft foundations on expansive soils shall be
designed in accordance with PTI Standard Requirements for Design of ShallowPost-
Tensioned Concrete Foundations on Expansive Soils. It shall be permitted to analyze
and design such slabs by other methods that account for soil-structure interaction, the
deformed shape of the soil support, the plate or stiffened plate action of the slab as well
as both center lift and edge lift conditions. Such alternative methods shall be rational and
the basis for all aspects and parameters of the method shall be available for peer review.

1805.10 Design for concrete slab foundations for non-occupied minor structural
elements such as pallet racks, equipment, and similar uses. Plain concrete
foundations shall be designed under the provisions of ACI 318-05 section 22.4. With the
approval of the building official, alternative methods may be considered such as the PCA
(PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION) chart method for slabs on ground or the finite
element analysis method by Shentu in accordance with the Journal of Structural
Engineering, ASCE, Vol 123, No. 1, January 1997, p 95-103.
SECTION 1807
DAMPPROOFING AND WATERPROOFING

1807.4.3 Drainage discharge. The floor base and foundation perimeter drain shall
discharge by gravity or mechanical means into an approved drainage system that
complies with the International Plumbing Code Uniform Plumbing Code.

Exception: Where a site is located in well-drained gravel or sand/gravel mixture soils, a
dedicated drainage system is not required.
IBC CHAPTER 19 to be revised as follows:


                                       Chapter 19
                                       CONCRETE


SECTION 1901
GENERAL

1901.2 Plain and reinforced concrete. Structural concrete shall be de signed and
constructed in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and ACI 318 as
amended in Section 1908 of this code. Except for the provisions of Sections 1904 and
1911, the design and construction of slabs on grade shall not be governed by this
chapter unless they transmit vertical loads or lateral forces from other parts of the
structure to the soil. Appendix A from the 1999 ACI 318 may be used as an alternate
design method for minor concrete elements and structures.

1901.4 Construction documents. The construction documents for structural concrete
construction shall include:
   1. The specified compressive strength of concrete at the stated ages or stages of
       construction for which each
   2. concrete element is designed.
   3. The specified strength or grade of reinforcement. Concrete cover to reinforcing
       including cover required for fire protection.
   4. The size and location of structural elements, reinforcement, and anchors.
   5. Provision for dimensional changes resulting from creep, shrinkage and
       temperature.
   6. The magnitude and location of prestressing forces.
   7. Anchorage length of reinforcement and location and length of lap splices.
   8. Type and location of mechanical and welded splices of reinforcement.
   9. Details and location of contraction or isolation joints specified for plain concrete.
   10. Minimum concrete compressive strength at time of posttensioning.
   11. Stressing sequence for posttensioning tendons.
   12. For structures assigned to Seismic Design Category D, E or F, a statement if
       slab on grade is designed as a structural diaphragm (see Section 21.10.3.4 of
       ACI 318).
SECTION 1907
DETAILS OF REINFORCEMENT

1907.7.7 Fire protection. When this code requires a thickness of cover for fire
protection greater than the minimum
concrete cover specified in Section 1907.7, such greater thickness shall be used. See
Chapter 7 for guidance.

1908.1.15 ACI 318, Section 22.10. Delete ACI 318, Section 22.10, and replace with the
following:
22.10 – Plain concrete in structures assigned to Seismic Design Category C, D, E or F.
22.10.1 – Structures assigned to Seismic Design Category C, D, E or F shall not have
elements of structural plain concrete, and structures of any Seismic Design Category
shall not have new elements of structural plain concrete, except as follows:

   a) Structural plain concrete basement, foundation or other walls below the base are
      permitted in detached one- and two-family dwellings three stories or less in
      height constructed with stud-bearing walls. In dwellings assigned to Seismic
      Design Category D or E, the height of the wall shall not exceed 8 feet (2438 mm),
      the thickness shall not be less than 71/2 inches (190 mm), and the wall shall
      retain no more than 4 feet (1219 mm) of unbalanced fill. Walls shall have
      reinforcement in accordance with 22.6.6.5.

   b) Isolated footings of plain concrete supporting pedestals or columns are
      permitted, provided the projection of the footing beyond the face of the supported
      member does not exceed the footing thickness.

Exception: In detached one- and two-family dwellings three stories or less in height, the
projection of the footing beyond the face of the supported member is permitted to
exceed the footing thickness.

   c) Plain concrete footings supporting walls are permitted, provided the footings
      have at least two continuous longitudinal reinforcing bars. Bars shall not be
      smaller than No. 4 and shall have a total area of not less than 0.002 times the
      gross cross-sectional area of the footing. For footings that exceed 8 inches (203
      mm) in thickness, a minimum of one bar shall be provided at the top and bottom
      of the footing. Continuity of reinforcement shall be provided at corners and
      intersections.

Exceptions:
         1. In detached one- and two-family dwellings three stories or less in height
            and constructed with stud-bearing walls, plain concrete footings without
            longitudinal reinforcement supporting walls are permitted.
         2. For foundation systems consisting of a plain concrete footing and a plain
            concrete stemwall, a minimum of one bar shall be provided at the top of
            the stemwall and at the bottom of the footing.
         3. Where a slab on ground is cast monolithically with the footing, one No. 5
            bar is permitted to be located at either the top of the slab or bottom of the
            footing.
SECTION 1911
MINIMUM SLAB PROVISIONS

1911.2 Post-Tensioned Slabs on Ground. All post-tensioned slabs on ground shall
be stamped, marked or otherwise identified in a conspicuous location indicating the slab
is a post-tensioned slab. Conspicuous locations include but are not limited to, entrance
porches, slabs at garage doors or patio slabs.
IBC CHAPTER 21 to be revised as follows:


                                       Chapter 21
                                       MASONRY


SECTION 2106
SEISMIC DESIGN

2106.1 Seismic design requirements for masonry. Masonry structures and
components shall comply with the requirements in Section 1.14.2.2 and Section 1.14.3,
1.14.4, 1.14.5, 1.14.6 or 1.14.7 of ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 depending on the
structure’s seismic design category as determined in Section 1613. All masonry walls,
unless isolated on three edges from in-plane motion of the basic structural systems,
shall be considered to be part of the seismic-force-resisting system. All new masonry
elements, regardless of Seismic Design Category, shall meet the following minimum
reinforcement requirements:

   1. Connections to columns shall comply with Section 1.14.5.3.1 of ACI 530/ASCE
      5/TMS 402.

   2. Vertical wall reinforcement of at least 0.20 square inch (130 mm2) in cross-
      sectional area shall be provided continuously from support to support at each
      corner, at each side of each opening, at the ends of walls and at maximum
      spacing of 4 feet (1219 mm) apart horizontally throughout the wall.

   3. Horizontal wall reinforcement not less than 0.20 square inch (130 mm2) in cross-
      sectional area shall be provided (1) at the bottom and top of wall openings and
      shall extend not less than 24 inches (610 mm) or less than 40 bar diameters past
      the opening, (2) continuously at structurally connected roof and floor levels and
      at the top of walls, (3) at the bottom of walls or in the top of foundations when
      doweled in walls, and (4) at maximum spacing of 10 feet (3048 mm) unless
      uniformly distributed joint reinforcement is provided.

   4. Where anchor bolts are used to connect horizontal elements to the tops of
      columns, anchor bolts shall be placed within lateral ties. Lateral ties shall
      enclose both the vertical bars in the column and the anchor bolts. There shall be
      a minimum of two No. 4 (M #13) lateral ties provided in the top 5 in. (127 mm) of
      the column.

In addition, the following requirements shall be met.
IBC CHAPTER 28 to be revised as follows:

                                     Chapter 28
                                MECHANICAL SYSTEMS


SECTION 2801
GENERAL
2801.1 Scope. Mechanical appliances, equipment and systems shall be constructed,
installed and maintained in accordance with the International Mechanical Code and the
International Fuel Gas Code. Masonry chimneys, fireplaces and barbecues shall comply
with the International Mechanical Code and Chapter 21 of this code.


SECTION 2802
SPECIAL INSPECTIONS
2802.1 General. In addition to the inspections required by Section 109 of the Phoenix
Building Construction Code - Administrative Provisions, the owner, engineer or architect
of record acting as the owner’s agent shall employ one or more special inspectors who
shall provide inspections during construction on the types of work listed under Section
2802.5.


Exception: Special inspections are not required for work of a minor nature or as
warranted by conditions in the jurisdiction as approved by the building official.


2802.2 Special inspector. The special inspector shall be a qualified person who shall
demonstrate competence, to the satisfaction of the building official, for inspection of the
particular type of construction or operation requiring special inspection.
Special inspectors shall be independent, third-party individuals, firms or testing agencies
and shall not be the installing contractor or any other person responsible for performing
the work.


2802.3 Duties and responsibilities of the special inspector. The special inspector
shall observe the work assigned for conformance with the approved design drawings
and specifications.
The special inspector shall furnish inspection reports to the building official, the engineer
or architect of record or other designated persons. All discrepancies shall be brought to
the immediate attention of the contractor for correction, then, if uncorrected, to the
proper design authority and to the building official.
The special inspector shall submit a final signed report stating whether the work
requiring special inspection was, to the best of the inspector’s knowledge, in
conformance with the approved plans and specifications and the applicable workman
ship provisions of this Code.
2802.4 Standard of quality. Testing and inspection procedures for Mechanical special
inspection shall be in accordance with regulations established by the building official.


2802.5 Types of work. Except as provided in Section 2802.1, the types of equipment or
installations noted below shall be tested or inspected by a special inspector.
1. Duct smoke detectors for air distribution systems as required by International
Mechanical Code section 606.
2. Fire and smoke damper operation for dampers required by International Mechanical
Code section 607.
3. Installation of grease duct enclosure alternative systems allowed under the exceptions
to the International Mechanical Code section 506.3.10.
4. Special cases—Work which, in the opinion of the building official, involves unusual
hazards or conditions.

SECTION 2803
MECHANICAL OBSERVATION
2803.1 General. In addition to the inspections required by Section 109 of the Phoenix
Building Construction Code - Administrative Provisions and the special inspections
required by Section 2802, Mechanical observation shall be provided when such
observation is specifically required by the building official.
The owner shall employ the engineer responsible for the Mechanical design, or another
engineer designated by the engineer responsible for the Mechanical design, to perform
visual observation of complex Mechanical equipment and systems for general
conformance to the approved plans and specifications, including, but not limited to,
placement and interconnection of equipment. Mechanical observation shall be
performed at significant stages of the construction and when the installation is complete
and ready to be inspected.


2803.2 Procedures. The engineer responsible for Mechanical observation shall
personally visit the site prior to completion of the Certificate of Compliance and
periodically during the course of construction requiring Mechanical observation as set
forth in the inspection and observation program for each project.
The engineer responsible for performing Mechanical observation shall complete a
signed written report after each site visit. A copy of each report shall be kept on the job
site for review by an inspector at all times until the inspector has issued final approval.
Any and all deviations from the approved plans or specifications shall be immediately
reported to the contractor for correction and then, if uncorrected, shall be reported to the
engineer or architect of record and to the building official.
In addition to individual reports, the engineer or architect of record shall file with the
building official a written monthly progress report indicating the dates of each site visit,
the special inspections or observations performed, any deviations noted from approved
plans and specifications and any resulting instructions or change orders issued to the
contractor.
2803.3 Certificate of Compliance. Upon completion of the portions of the work
requiring Mechanical observation, a Certificate of Compliance shall be issued to the
building official under the seal and signature of the engineer responsible for such
observation. A Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued until the building official
receives all required special inspection reports and the Certificates of Compliance.
The Certificate of Compliance for Mechanical observation shall read as follows:
“I certify to the best of my knowledge the Mechanical requirements of the Phoenix
Building Construction Code and approved plans and specifications have been complied
with insofar as the portion of the work requiring Mechanical observation is concerned,
except for those deviations that have been previously reported. A guarantee that the
contractor has constructed the building in full accord with the plans and specifications is
neither intended nor implied”

IBC CHAPTER 29 to be revised as follows:

                                      Chapter 29
                                  PLUMBING SYSTEMS

(Table and footnote revisions as follows)



SECTION 2901.1
GENERAL
[P] 2901.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter and the International Phoenix
Plumbing Code shall govern the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation,
replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing equipment and systems.
Plumbing systems and equipment shall be constructed, installed and maintained in
accordance with the International Uniform Plumbing Code. Private sewage disposal
systems shall conform to the International Private Sewage Disposal Code.

[P] Table 2902.1
MINIMUM NUMBER OF REQUIRED PLUMBING FIXTURESa
(See Sections 2902.2 and 2902.3) The amended table is attached.


Footnote changes

a) The fixtures shown are based on one fixture being the minimum required for the
number of persons indicated or any fraction of the number of persons indicated.
The number of occupants shall be determined by this code.
b) Toilet facilities for employees shall be separate from facilities for inmates or patients.
c) A single-occupant toilet room with one water closet and one lavatory serving not more
than two adjacent patient rooms shall be permitted where such room is provided
with direct access from each patient room and with provisions for privacy.
d) The occupant load for seasonal outdoor seating and entertainment areas shall be
included when determining the minimum number of facilities required.
e) A drinking fountain shall not be required in occupancies of 30 50 or less.
f) Each floor level of a multistory building shall have a drinking fountain available
within one floor level, either above or below the level that has no fountain
g) Where food is consumed indoors, water stations may be substituted for
drinking fountains.
h) Drinking fountains shall not be installed in toilet rooms.
i) A restaurant is defined as a business that sells food to be consumed on the
premises.
  a. The number of occupants for a drive-in restaurant shall be considered as
equal to the number
      of parking stalls.
  b. Separate hand-washing facilities shall be available in the kitchen for
     employees.
j) When urinals are installed they may be substituted for water closets, provided
the number of water closets is not reduced to less than two-thirds of the minimum
required by Table 2902.1.
k) Schools shall be provided with toilet facilities and drinking fountains on each
floor that has
    classrooms.
l) Twenty four inches (24) lineal inches rectangular wash sink, or eighteen (18)
inches of a circular basin, when provided with water outlets for such space, shall
be considered equivalent to one lavatory.
m) The total number of water closes for females shall be at least equal to the total
number of water
   closets and urinals required for males.
n) Building categories not shown on this Table shall be considered separately by
the Building
Official.
[P] Section 2902.2 Separate Facilities. (Amended Section 2902.2 Exception #2)

Exceptions:

 2. Separate facilities shall not be required in structures or tenant spaces with a
total occupant load, including both employees and customer visitors, of 15 or
less.

SECTION 2901.1
GENERAL
[P] 2901.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter and the International Phoenix
Plumbing Code shall govern the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation,
replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing equipment and systems.
Plumbing systems and equipment shall be constructed, installed and maintained in
accordance with the International Uniform Plumbing Code. Private sewage disposal
systems shall conform to the International Private Sewage Disposal Code.



SECTION 2903
SPECIAL INSPECTIONS
2903.1 General. In addition to the inspections required by Section 109 of the Phoenix
Building Construction Code - Administrative Provisions, the owner, engineer or architect
of record acting as the owner’s agent shall employ one or more special inspectors who
shall provide inspections during construction on the types of work listed under Section
2903.5.
Exception: Special inspections are not required for work of a minor nature or as
warranted by conditions in the jurisdiction as approved by the building official.


2903.2 Special inspector. The special inspector shall be a qualified person who shall
demonstrate competence, to the satisfaction of the building official, for inspection of the
particular type of construction or operation requiring special inspection.
Special inspectors shall be independent, third-party individuals, firms or testing agencies
and shall not be the installing contractor or any other person responsible for performing
the work.


2903.3 Duties and responsibilities of the special inspector. The special inspector shall
observe the work assigned for conformance with the approved design drawings and
specifications.
The special inspector shall furnish inspection reports to the building official, the engineer
or architect of record or other designated persons. All discrepancies shall be brought to
the immediate attention of the contractor for correction, then, if uncorrected, to the proper
design authority and to the building official.
The special inspector shall submit a final signed report stating whether the work requiring
special inspection was, to the best of the inspector’s knowledge, in conformance with the
approved plans and specifications and the applicable workman ship provisions of this
Code.
2903.4 Standard of quality. Testing and inspection procedures for Plumbing special
inspection shall be in accordance with regulations established by the building official.


2903.5 Types of work. Except as provided in Section 2903.1, the types of equipment or
installations noted below shall be tested or inspected by a special inspector.
1. Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems as required by Uniform Plumbing Code section
320.0.
2. Special cases—Work which, in the opinion of the building official, involves unusual
hazards or conditions.


SECTION 2904
PLUMBING OBSERVATION
2904.1 General. In addition to the inspections required by Section 109 of the Phoenix
Building Construction Code - Administrative Provisions and the special inspections
required by Section 2903, Plumbing observation shall be provided when one of the
following conditions exist:
1. When such observation is specifically required by the building official.
The owner shall employ the engineer responsible for the Plumbing design, or another
engineer designated by the engineer responsible for the Plumbing design, to perform
visual observation of complex Plumbing equipment and systems for general conformance
to the approved plans and specifications, including, but not limited to, placement and
interconnection of equipment. Plumbing observation shall be performed at significant
stages of the construction and when the installation is complete and ready to be inspected.


2904.2 Procedures. The engineer responsible for Plumbing observation shall personally
visit the site prior to completion of the Certificate of Compliance and periodically during
the course of construction requiring Plumbing observation as set forth in the inspection
and observation program for each project.
The engineer responsible for performing Plumbing observation shall complete a signed
written report after each site visit. A copy of each report shall be kept on the job site for
review by an inspector at all times until the inspector has issued final approval. Any and
all deviations from the approved plans or specifications shall be immediately reported to
the contractor for correction and then, if uncorrected, shall be reported to the engineer or
architect of record and to the building official.
In addition to individual reports, the engineer or architect of record shall file with the
building official a written monthly progress report indicating the dates of each site visit,
the special inspections or observations performed, any deviations noted from approved
plans and specifications and any resulting instructions or change orders issued to the
contractor.


2904.3 Certificate of Compliance. Upon completion of the portions of the work
requiring Plumbing observation, a Certificate of Compliance shall be issued to the
building official under the seal and signature of the engineer responsible for such
observation. A Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued until the building official
receives all required special inspection reports and the Certificates of Compliance.
The Certificate of Compliance for Plumbing observation shall read as follows:
“I certify to the best of my knowledge the Plumbing requirements of the Phoenix
Building Construction Code and approved plans and specifications have been complied
with insofar as the portion of the work requiring Plumbing observation is concerned,
except for those deviations that have been previously reported. A guarantee that the
contractor has constructed the building in full accord with the plans and specifications is
neither intended nor implied”
                    CITY OF PHOENIX PROPOSED
2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) –ELEVATOR CODE AMENDMENTS

Revise IBC Chapter 30 as follows:

3002.4 Elevator car to accommodate ambulance stretcher. Where elevators are
provided in buildings four or more stories above grade plane or four or more stories
below grade plane, at least one elevator shall be provided for fire department emergency
access and emergency medical access to all floors. The elevator car shall be of such a
size and arrangement to accommodate a 24-inch by 84-inch (610 mm by 1930 mm)
ambulance stretcher in the horizontal, open position and shall be identified by the
international symbol for emergency medical services (star of life). The symbol shall not
be less than 3 inches (76 mm) high and shall be placed inside on both sides of the
hoistway door frame.

The emergency medical elevator(s) shall respond to priority service as follows:
            1. Priority service shall be activated via keyed switch located at each
               elevator lobby.
            2. Activation of the keyed switch at any floor shall cause the selected
               Emergency Medical Service (EMS) elevator to return non-stop to floor of
               activation.
            3. Activation of the keyed switch in the EMS car operating panel will allow
               emergency medical personnel to retain control of the elevator until the
               key is removed. Returning the keyed switch to “off” position, shall cause
               the car to be automatically restored to normal service within 90 seconds.
            4. The key for EMS elevator(s) shall be designated by the fire code official
               and shall be labeled EMS.
5. Firefighters’ Emergency Service as provided for in ASME A17.1 Section 2.27.3
shall override EMS priority service.


3003.1.4 Venting. Where standby power is connected to elevators, the machine spaces
and control room ventilation or air conditioning shall be connected to the standby power
source.


3006.1 Access. An approved means of access shall be provided to elevator machine
and control rooms and overhead machinery spaces.

3006.2 Venting Elevator machine rooms, control rooms and machine spaces that
contain solid-state equipment for elevator operation shall be provided with an
independent ventilation or air-conditioning system to protect against the overheating of
the electrical equipment. The system shall be capable of maintaining temperatures
within the range established for the elevator equipment.

3006.3 Pressurization. The An atmospherically connected elevator machine or control
room serving a pressurized elevator hoistway shall be pressurized upon activation of a
heat or smoke detector located in the elevator machine or control room.
IBC CHAPTER 31 to be revised as follows:

                     CITY OF PHOENIX PROPOSED
  2006 INTERNATIONA BUILDING CODE (IBC) –GENERAL CODE AMENDMENTS
                              Chapter 31
                        SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION


3102.2 Definitions.

SHADE STRUCTURE. A freestanding structure which provides solar protection for
otherwise outdoor property uses.



SECTION 3103
TEMPORARY STRUCTURES

3103.1 General. The provisions of this section shall apply to structures erected for a
period of less than 180 days. Tents and other membrane structures erected for a period
of less than 180 days shall comply with the International Fire Code. Those erected for a
longer period of time shall comply with applicable sections of this code.

Exception: Provisions of the International Fire Code shall apply to tents and membrane
structures erected for a period of less than 180 days.

REPLACE ENTIRE SECTION WITH THE FOLLOWING:

SECTION 3105
AWNINGS, AND CANOPIES, AND SHADE STRUCTURES

3105.1 General. Awnings, shade structures or canopies shall comply with the
requirements of this section and other applicable sections of this Code. All provisions of
this Code shall apply to nonresidential shade structures except as specifically modified
by this section. The intent of this section is to provide less restrictive construction
standards than this Code would otherwise require, provided all of the special design and
construction requirements of these sections are met.

3105.2 Definitions. The following terms shall, for the purposes of this section and as
used elsewhere in this Code, have the meanings shown herein.

INDUSTRIAL SHADE CANOPY. An industrial shade canopy is an awning, canopy or
roof structure which provides solar protection for outdoor Group F or Group S factor,
industrial or storage uses or equipment. Industrial shade canopies shall be classified as
to Occupancy Group in accordance with Chapter 3 of this Code.

MERCANTILE SHADE CANOPY. A mercantile shade canopy is an awning, canopy or
roof structure which provides solar protection for the outdoor storage, display or sale of
merchandise as part of a Group M occupancy and includes the following:

1. A roof structure with not less than 50 percent of its perimeter wall area unenclosed; or
2. A slatted, lattice or louvered roof structure with not less than 25 percent of the roof
area open to the sky; or
3. An open structural framework covered with shade cloth fabric as specified in Section
3105.5.2.

NON-RESIDENTIAL PATIO COVER. A non-residential patio cover is an awning,
canopy or roof structure which provides solar protection for outdoor seating, dining,
walkway or pedestrian entry areas accessory to a building of any occupancy and
includes the following:

1. A roof structure with not less than 50 percent of its perimeter wall area unenclosed; or
2. A slatted, lattice or louvered roof structure with not less than 25 percent of the roof
area open to the sky; or
3. An open structural framework covered with shade cloth fabric as specified in Section
3105.5.2.

Non-residential patio covers shall not apply to canopies or roof structures over vehicle
drive-through lanes or portecocheres used by motor vehicles.

PARKING LOT SHADE STRUCTURE. A parking lot shade structure is a modified
Group S-2 open parking garage. A parking lot shade structure is a freestanding roof
supported on columns and entirely open on all sides with no enclosures beneath the
roof.

RETRACTABLE AWNING. A retractable awning is a cover with a frame that retracts
against a building or other structure to which it is entirely supported.

3105.3 Design and construction. Awnings, shade structures and canopies shall be
designed and constructed to withstand wind or other lateral loads and live loads as
required by Chapter 16 with due allowance for shape, open construction and similar
features that relieve the pressures or loads. Structural members shall be protected to
prevent deterioration. Awnings shall have frames of noncombustible material, fire-
retardant-treated wood, wood of Type IV size, or 1-hour construction with combustible or
noncombustible covers and shall be either fixed, retractable, folding or collapsible.

3105.4 Canopy and shade structure materials. Canopies and shade structures shall
be constructed of a rigid frame work with an approved covering, that is flame resistant in
accordance with NFPA 701 or has a flame spread index not greater than 25 when tested
in accordance with ASTM E84.

3105.5 Industrial shade canopies. Industrial shade canopies shall comply with the
provisions of Chapter 3 for their designated occupancy except as specifically modified
below.

3105.5.1 Construction and Height. Industrial shade canopies shall be limited to one
story in height and shall be entirely of type I or type II non-combustible construction.
Industrial shade canopies shall meet the design requirements of Chapter 16.

3105.5.2 Location on Property and Exterior Walls. Industrial shade canopies shall
comply with Section 602 for the fire-resistive protection of exterior walls and the
protection of openings as determined by the location on property. Shade canopies
attached to unlimited area buildings shall not encroach within the required 60 foot
(18288 mm) open yard area. Not less than 50 percent of the shade canopy perimeter
wall area shall be unenclosed.

3105.5.3 Allowable Area. Industrial shade canopies may be attached to a Group F or
a Group S occupancy building of any construction type when the total combined area of
the building and the shade canopy does not exceed the area limits specified in Sections
503 and 506 for the type of construction for the building.

3105.5.4 Sprinkler Systems. Industrial shade canopies shall be protected by an
automatic sprinkler system as specified in Chapter 9.
Exceptions:
 1.    Industrial shade canopies attached to buildings not otherwise required to be
protected by an automatic sprinkler system.

2.     Industrial shade canopies which do not exceed 100 square feet (9.3m²) in area.

 3.   Industrial shade canopies which do not exceed 1000 square feet (93m²) in area
and which are separated from the building by not less than a one-hour fire-resistive
occupancy separation.

 4.   Industrial shade canopies which do not exceed 2500 square feet (232m²) in area
and which are separated from the building by not less than a two-hour area separation
wall.

3105.5.5 Special Hazards.         Outdoor hazardous material storage areas including
compressed gas storage tanks, portable tanks or cylinders and related equipment,
required by the Phoenix Fire Code to be weather protected, may be covered by a non-
combustible industrial shade canopy when all of the following additional conditions are
met. In all cases, the most restrictive requirement of the building code or the fire code
shall apply:

3105.5.5.1 Fire code requirements. The location of outdoor hazardous material
storage areas and weather-protection shade canopies shall comply with the Phoenix
Fire Code for distance to buildings, property lines, streets, alleys, public ways and exits
to a public way based upon the type and quantity of material stored. No hazardous
material shall be stored or used under an industrial shade canopy except in compliance
with the fire code.

3105.5.5.2 Building code requirements. In addition to fire code requirements,
weather-protection shade canopies attached to buildings shall also comply with Section
602 for the fire-resistive protection of exterior walls and the protection of openings as
determined by the location on property for the building. Weather-protection shade
canopies shall not encroach into or obstruct any yard area, fire access or exit path
required by this code.

3105.5.5.3 Extent of enclosure. Weather-protection shade canopy supports and walls
shall not obstruct more than 25 percent of the perimeter wall area of the canopy or
storage area. Openings shall be arranged to permit natural ventilation and air flow
through the space.
 1.    Where a weather-protection shade canopy is located less than 5 feet (1524 mm)
from a building or a property line, a four-hour fire-resistive concrete or masonry
separation wall without openings shall be provided.

 2.     Where a weather-protection shade canopy is located 5 feet (1524 mm) or more
but less than 20 feet (6096 mm) from a building or a property line, a two-hour fire-
resistive concrete or masonry separation wall without openings shall be provided.
Where allowed by the Phoenix Fire Code, this two-hour separation wall may be a line of
sight shield or protective structure less than the full height of the canopy.

 3.     Where a weather-protection shade canopy is located 20 feet (6096) or more from
a building or a property line, the requirement for installation of a fire-resistive separation
wall, shield or protective structure shall be as determined by the Phoenix Fire Code.

3105.5.5.4 Sprinkler Systems. Weather-protection shade canopies shall be protected
by an automatic sprinkler system when required by Section 3105.5.5 or when required
by the Phoenix Fire Code.

3105.6 Mercantile shade canopies. Mercantile shade canopies shall comply with the
provisions of Section 309 except as specifically modified below.

3105.6.1 Construction and Height. Mercantile shade canopies shall be limited to one
story in height and shall be entirely of type I or type II non-combustible construction.

Exception: Membrane fabric shall be permitted to have a combustible covering
that is flame resistant, as determined in accordance with NFPA 701 when supported by
a non-combustible structural framework.

Mercantile shade canopies including the supporting framework for membrane fabric shall
meet the design requirements of Chapter 16.

3105.6.2 Location on Property and Exterior Walls. Mercantile shade canopies shall
comply with the fire-resistive protection of exterior walls and the protection of openings
as specified in Table 602 and in Section 704.

Exception: Exterior wall opening protection and opening limitations shall not apply when
the shade canopy is not less than 90 percent open to the sky within the setback distance
from the property line where section 704 requires protection of openings.

Mercantile shade canopies attached to unlimited area buildings shall not encroach within
the required 60 foot (18 288 mm) open yard area.

3105.6.3 Allowable Area. Mercantile shade canopies may be attached to a Group M
occupancy building of any construction type when the total combined area of the building
and the shade canopy does not exceed the area limits specified in Sections 503 and 506
for the type of construction of the building.

3105.6.4 Sprinkler Systems. Mercantile shade canopies shall be protected by an
automatic sprinkler system as specified in Chapter 9.

Exceptions:
 1.   Where the total combined area of the shade canopy and any attached building
does not exceed 12,000 square feet (1114 mm); or

 2.    Where a slatted, lattice or louvered canopy roof system is not less than 50
percent open to the sky; or

 3.    Where shade membrane fabric is used to cover garden, greenhouse,
landscaping or plant nursery products or materials, and the unsprinklered shade canopy
is separated from any attached building by not less than a two-hour area separation wall.

3105.7 Non-residential patio covers. Non-residential patio covers shall comply with
the provisions of Chapter 3 for their designated occupancy except as specifically
modified below.

3105.7.1 Construction and Height. Non-residential patio covers shall be limited to one
story in height and shall be entirely of Type I or Type II non-combustible construction.

Exceptions:

 1.    Shade membrane fabric which does not support combustion and which has a
Class I or Class II flame-spread rating may be used when supported by a non-
combustible structural framework.

 2.      Patio covers may be of combustible construction when attached to buildings of
type III type V construction.

Non-residential patio covers including the supporting framework for shade cloth fabric
shall meet the design requirements of Chapter 16.

3105.7.2 Location on Property and Exterior Walls. Non-residential patio covers shall
comply with the fire-resistive protection of exterior walls and the protection of openings
as specified in Table 602 and in Section 704.

Exception: Exterior wall opening protection and opening limitation shall not apply when
the patio cover is not less than 90 percent open to the sky within the setback distance
from the property line where section 704 requires protection of openings.

Non-residential patio covers attached to unlimited area buildings shall not encroach
within the required 60 foot (18, 288 mm) open yard area.

3105.7.3 Allowable Area. Non-residential patio covers may be attached to a building of
any occupancy when the total combined area of the building and the patio cover does
not exceed the area limits specified in Sections 503 and 506 for the occupancy and type
of construction of the building.


3105.7.4 Sprinkler Systems. Non-residential patio covers shall be protected by an
automatic sprinkler system as specified in Chapter 9.

Exceptions:
 1.   Patio covers attached to buildings not otherwise required to be protected by an
automatic sprinkler system.

2.     Patio covers which do not exceed 400 square feet (37m²) in area.

 3.    Where a slatted, lattice or louvered patio roof system is not less than 50 percent
open to the sky.

 4.    Where shade membrane fabric is used and the patio cover is separated from any
attached building by not less than a one-hour fire-resistive occupancy separation.

 5.    Where sprinkler deletion is permitted for non-combustible shaded walkway or
pedestrian entry areas.

3105.8 Parking lot shade structures. Parking lot shade structures shall be used
exclusively for the solar protection of parked motor vehicles and shall not be used to
shelter any other use.

3105.8.1 Construction and Height. Parking lot shade structures shall be constructed
entirely of non-combustible materials, except that the roof covering may have a flame-
spread rating of not more than 50. Parking lot shade structures shall meet the design
requirements of Chapter 16.

Parking lot shade structures shall have a clear height of not less than 7 feet (2134 mm).
Where van accessible shaded parking is required by this code or by the Phoenix Zoning
Ordinance, the clear height shall be not less than 98 inches (2490 mm).

3105.8.2 Location on Property. Parking lot shade structures shall be located not less
than 3 feet (915 mm) from any building or property line. a clear separation of not less
than 16 feet (4877 mm) shall be maintained between shade structures on the same
property. No shade structure shall cover or encroach into any required fire lane.

Parking lot shade structures which meet all the requirements of this section shall be
permitted in any required yard without affecting any of the general building limitations
specified in Chapter 5 of this code.

3105.8.3 Allowable Area. Parking lot shade structures shall not exceed 300 feet
(91440 mm) in length or 40 feet (12192 mm) in width.

3105.8.4 Roof-top Shade Structures. Parking lot shade structures complying with the
provisions of this section may be installed to shade open parking on the roof of Group S-
2 parking garages. This installation shall not be construed as affecting the construction
type, allowable area, height, or number of tiers of the parking garage. Where the
parking garage is required to be protected by an automatic sprinkler system, all parking
lot shade structures on the roof shall also be so protected.
SECTION 3107
SIGNS

3107.1 General. Signs shall be designed, constructed and maintained in accordance
with this code and the Phoenix Zoning Ordinance.


DELETE ENTIRE SECTION 3109 AND REPLACE WITH THE FOLLOWING:

SECTION 3109
SWIMMING POOL ENCLOSURES
AND SAFETY DEVICES

3109.1 General. The provisions of this Section shall control the design and construction
of swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.

3109.2 Definitions. For the purposes of these requirements, the terms used shall be
defined as follows and as set forth in Chapter 2.

ABOVE-GROUND/ON-GROUND POOL. See Swimming pool.

BARRIER. A fence, wall, building wall or combination thereof that completely surrounds
the swimming pool and obstructs access to the swimming pool.

HOT TUB. See Swimming pool.

IN-GROUND POOL. See Swimming pool.

SPA, NONPORTABLE. See Swimming pool.

SPA, PORTABLE. A nonpermanent structure intended for recreational bathing, in which
all controls, water-heating and water-circulating equipment are an integral part of the
product.

SWIMMING POOL. Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that
contains water over 24 inches (610mm) deep. This includes in-ground, above ground
and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs, spas, and fixed in place wading pools.

SWIMMING POOL, INDOOR. A swimming pool which is totally contained within a
structure and surrounded on all four sides by walls of said structure.

SWIMMING POOL, OUTDOOR. Any swimming pool which is not an indoor pool.

3109.3 SWIMMING POOLS

3109.3.1 In-ground pools. In-ground pools shall be designed and constructed in
conformancewithANSI/NSPI-5 as listed in Section 3109.7
3109.3.2 Above-ground and on-ground pools. Above-ground and on-ground pools
shall be designed and constructed in conformancewithANSI/NSPI-4 as listed in Section
3109.7.

3109.4 SPAS AND HOT TUBS
3109.4.1 Permanently installed spas and hot tubs. Permanently installed spas and
hot tubs shall be designed and constructed in conformance with ANSI/NSPI-3 as listed
in Section 3109.7.

3109.4.2 Portable spas and hot tubs. Portable spas and hot tubs shall be designed
and constructed in conformance with ANSI/NSPI-6 as listed in Section 3109.7.

3109.5 BARRIER REQUIREMENTS

3109.5.1 Application. The provisions of this chapter shall control the design of barriers
for all swimming pools,
spas and hot tubs. These design controls are intended to provide protection against
potential drownings and near drownings by restricting access to swimming pools, spas
and hot tubs.

The swimming pool barrier detail requirements of this section apply to all new swimming
pools installed on or after May 4, 1990, and to all additions, alterations, repairs or
replacements made to existing swimming pool barriers. All swimming pools installed
prior to May 4, 1990, shall be completely enclosed as required in this section on or
before May 4, 1991 except as provided in Section 3109.5.5.3.


3109.5.2 Outdoor swimming pool. It is the responsibility of the property owner and any
other person in responsible charge of a swimming pool to ensure that the required
swimming pool barrier, including all gates, doors, locks, latches, and other portions of
the barrier are maintained safe and in good working order at all times. No person shall
alter or remove any portion of a swimming pool barrier except to repair, reconstruct, or
replace the barrier in compliance with the provisions of this section. All barriers shall be
installed, inspected , and approved prior to plastering or filling with water. An outdoor
swimming pool, including an in-ground, aboveground or on-ground pool, hot tub or spa
shall be provided with a barrier that shall comply with the following:

1. The top of the barrier shall be at least 5 feet (1524 mm) above grade measured on the
side of the barrier which faces away from the swimming pool. The maximum vertical
clearance between grade and the bottom of the barrier shall be 2 inches (51 mm)
measured on the side of the barrier which faces away from the swimming pool. The
maximum clearance at the bottom of the barrier may be increased to 4 inches (102 mm)
when grade is a solid, non-removable surface. Where the top of the pool structure is
above grade, such as an aboveground pool, the barrier may be at ground level, such as
the pool structure, or mounted on top of the pool structure. Where the barrier is
mounted on top of the pool structure, the maximum vertical clearance between the top of
the pool structure and the bottom of the barrier shall be 4 inches (102 mm).

2. Openings in the barrier shall not allow passage of a 4-inch-diameter (102 mm) sphere.
3. Solid barriers which do not have openings, such as a masonry or stonewall, shall not
contain indentations or protrusions except for normal construction tolerances and tooled
masonry joints.

4. Where the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members and the distance
between the tops of the horizontal members is less than 45 inches (1143 mm), the
horizontal members shall be located on the swimming pool side of the fence. Spacing
between vertical members shall not exceed 1.75 inches (44 mm) in width. Where there
are decorative cutouts within vertical members, spacing within the cutouts shall not
exceed 1.75 inches (44 mm) in width.

5. Where the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members and the distance
between the tops of the horizontal members is 45 inches (1143 mm) or more, spacing
between vertical members shall not exceed 4 inches (102 mm). Where there are
decorative cutouts within vertical members, spacing within the cutouts shall not exceed
1.75 inches (44 mm) in width.

6. Maximum mesh size for chain link fences shall be a 2.25-inch (57 mm) square and
provided with slats fastened at the top or the bottom which reduce the openings to not
more than 1.75 inches (44 mm). The mesh shall not be less than 11 gage.

7. Where the barrier is composed of diagonal members, such as a lattice fence, the
maximum opening formed by the diagonal members shall not be more than 1.75 inches
(44 mm).

8. Access gates shall comply with the requirements of Section 3109.4.2 3109.5.2, Items
1 through 7, and shall be equipped to accommodate a locking device. Pedestrian access
gates shall open outward away from the pool and shall be self-closing and have a self-
latching device. Gates other than pedestrian access gates need not be self-closing or
self-latching and shall be equipped with a padlock or similar locking device. Where the
release mechanism of the self-latching device is located less than 54 inches (1372 mm)
from the bottom of the gate, the release mechanism and openings shall comply with the
following:

8.1. The release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate at least 3
inches (76 mm) below the top of the gate, and

8.2. The gate and barrier shall have no opening greater than 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) within
18 inches (457 mm) of the release mechanism.

9. Where a wall of a dwelling serves as part of the barrier, one of the following conditions
shall be met:

9.1. The pool shall be equipped with a key operated powered safety cover in compliance
with ASTM F1346. The keyed pool cover switch shall be located not less than 54 inches
(1372 mm) above the floor or adjacent ground level and where the entire pool cover can
be visually inspected; or


9.2. All doors leading from the dwelling unit or guest room, directly into a yard with a
swimming pool, shall swing away from the pool, shall be self closing and self latching,
and shall be equipped with a locking device. The release mechanism for the latch or a
secondary locking device, shall be located not less than 54 inches (1372 mm) above the
floor. A locking latch which uses a key, electronic opener, or integral combination lock
may be located at any height on the door. Sliding doors shall not form any part of a
required barrier unless the self-closing and self-latching mechanism is specifically
approved.

Windows used for emergency escape or rescue which face into a yard with a swimming
pool shall be equipped with a latching device located not less than 54 inches (1372 mm)
above the floor. All other operable dwelling unit windows facing into a yard with a
swimming pool shall be equipped with a screwed in place wire mesh screen, a keyed
lock that prevents opening the window more than 4 inches (102 mm), or a latching
device not less than 54 inches (1372 mm) above the floor.

10. Where an aboveground pool structure is used as a barrier or where the barrier is
mounted on top of the pool structure, and the means of access is a ladder or steps, then:

10.1.The ladder or steps shall be capable of being secured in an inaccessible position
with a lock or latch located 54 inches (1372 mm) above the adjacent ground level, or

10.2.The ladder or steps shall be surrounded by a barrier that meets the requirements of
Section 3109.4.2, Items 1 through 9. When the ladder or steps are secured, locked or
removed, any opening created shall not allow the passage of a 4-inch-diameter (102
mm) sphere.

11.   Where there are natural barriers between properties, such as lakes and solid rock
      vertical cliffs not less than 10 feet (3050 mm) in height and a slope of not less than
      1 horizontal to 10 vertical, fence barriers shall not be required between properties
      where the natural barriers exist. To ensure proper natural barriers are maintained,
      barrier fences shall project a minimum of 24 inches (610 mm) into lakes to where
      there is at least 24 inches (610 mm) depth from the lake surface to the top of the
      submerged horizontal member or the lake bottom when there is no submerged
      horizontal member. There shall be no horizontal member less than 45 inches
      above the lake surface. Where the solid rock cliff extends above the property, the
      intersecting barriers, with the solid rock cliff, shall not allow passage of a 4 inch
      diameter (102 mm) sphere.

3109.5.3 Indoor swimming pool. All walls surrounding an indoor swimming pool shall
comply with Section 3109.4.2, Item 9.

3109.5.4 Prohibited locations. Barriers shall be located not less than 45 inches (1143
mm), measured horizontally from permanent structures, equipment or similar objects
from being used to climb the barriers.

3109.5.5 Barrier exceptions.

       1.    For portable spas and hot tubs with a safety cover which complies with
            ASTM F 1346, as listed in Section 3109, shall be exempt from the provisions
            of this appendix.
       2.  For spas and hot tubs, a hard safety cover that is latched or locked may be
          used provided the spa or hot tub is not more than 8 feet (2.44 m) in width at
          any point.
       3. Existing swimming pools located on one-family dwelling property on or before
          May 4, 1990, need not be retroactively fitted with a barrier between the
          dwelling and the pool provided all occupants of the dwelling are at least six
          years of age or older. All other portions of the swimming pool barrier
          separating properties shall be installed and maintained as required by
          Section 105.2.

              1. This exception does not eliminate an owner’s responsibility for
                 providing a temporary barrier or otherwise physically restricting
                 visiting children’s direct access from the dwelling to the swimming
                 pool.
              2. This exception shall expire and the required permanent barrier shall
                 be retroactively installed between the dwelling and the swimming pool
                 whenever:

                      1. One or more children under six years of age become
                         occupants of the property
                      2. There is a change of use or character to the primary building
                         occupancy on the property
                      3. A new pool or spa is being installed on the same property
                         including spa additions to the existing swimming pool.

3109.6 PROTECTION FOR SWIMMING
POOL AND SPA SUCTION OUTLETS

3109.6.1 Suction Entrapment Avoidance. Pools, spas, hot tubs, catch basins and
other similar bather accessible bodies of water associated with swimming pool
construction shall be designed to produce circulation throughout the body of water and
provide means to protect against user suction entrapment.


3109.6.2 Surface skimming or perimeter overflow system. To avoid suction
entrapment, fully submerged suction outlets (main drains) shall not be required is
swimming pools, wading pools, spas, hot tubs and catch basins. Surface skimming or
perimeter overflow system shall be permitted in lieu of fully submerged suction outlet
fittings and shall provide 100% of the required system flow.


3109.6.3 Fully submerged suction outlets (main drains). Fully submerged
manufactured suction outlets (main drains) for use in swimming pools, wading pools, hot
tubs and catch basins shall be listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory in
accordance with ASME/ANSI A112.19.9M.
       Exception: Custom designed suction outlet fittings certified by a licensed
professional engineer that conform to Section3. General requirements of ASME/ANSI
A112.19.8M.
3109.6.4 Methods of entrapment avoidance. Entrapment avoidance of fully
submerged suction outlets can be achieved by one of the following methods:


         3109.6.4.1 Dual Drains. A minimum of two (2) suction outlets shall be provided
for each pump or pumps in the suction outlet system, separated by a minimum of three
feet (3’) [91.44 cm] measured from center to center of suction pipes or located on two
(2) different planes; i.e. one (1) on the bottom and one (1) on the vertical wall, or one (1)
each on two (2) separate vertical walls. These suction outlets shall be plumbed such
that water is drawn through them simultaneously through a common line to the system.
Each suction outlet fitting shall be rated for the maximum system flow.

       3109.6.4.2 Channel Drain System. One or more channel gates shall be
acceptable as protection against suction entrapment if they are 3 inches or greater in
width and 31 inches or greater in length and fastened to prevent removal as specified in
ASME/ANSI A112.19.8M.

        3109.6.4.3 Gravity flow system. A Gravity Flow system shall be acceptable as
protection against suction entrapment if it has one or more submerged suction outlet(s)
with approved cover/grates in any combination fed by gravity into a collection tank
vented to atmosphere. However, a modulating float valve allowing direct suction is not
permitted.


         3109.6.4.4 Combination Inlet/Outlet Fixtures for Swim Jets. Combination
Inlet/Outlet Fixtures shall be acceptable as protection against suction entrapment for a
Swim Jet system not related to the filtration system, if they are manufactured and have
their own dedicated pump(s), and the suction outlet and the return are located in a single
fitting.

        3109.6.4.5 Venturi Debris Removal Systems. Venturi Debris Removal
Systems shall be acceptable as protection against suction entrapment if they are
intended to remove debris through a single, floor mount suction outlet where low
pressure is created by the entrainment of water within a deck mount canister that is not
directly or indirectly connected to a pump’s suction. The single action outlet shall have
an approved cover/gate.

3109.6.5 Shallow Water Suction Outlets. Where all suction fittings are located less
than 24 inches below normal operating water level, one of the following shall be
required:
       1.      gravity flow system
       2.      one (1) additional drain
       3.      vent system to atmosphere
       4.      suction vacuum release device tested and approved for the purpose by a
               nationally recognized testing laboratory in accordance with ASME
               A112.19.17.

3109.6.6 Wall Vacuum Fittings. Where provided, the vacuum cleaner fitting(s) shall be
located in an accessible position(s) at least 6 inches and no greater than 18 inches
below the water level and shall comply with IAPMO SPS 4.
SECTION 3109.7
ABBREVIATIONS

3109.6.1 General.

ANSI. American National Standards Institute
11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

ASTM. American Society for Testing and Materials
1916 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

NSPI. National Spa and Pool Institute
2111 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314

SECTION 3109.8
STANDARDS

3109.8.1 General.

IAPMO
IAPMO SPS-4-2000 Special Use Suction Fittings for swimming pools, spas and hot tubs
(for suction side automatic swimming pool cleaners)……………………………
ANSI/NSPI
ANSI/NSPI-3-99 Standard for Permanently Installed
Residential Spas 3109.3.4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ANSI/NSPI-4-99 Standard for Above-ground/On-ground
Residential Swimming Pools 3109.3.2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


ANSI/NSPI-5-99 Standard for Residential In-ground
Swimming Pools 3109.3.1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ANSI/NSPI-6-99 Standard for Residential
Portable Spas 3109.3.5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ANSI/ASME A112.19.8M-1987 Suction
Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools,
Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and
Whirlpool Bathing Appliances 3109.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ASTM
ASTM F 1346-91 (1996) Performance Specification
for Safety Covers and Labeling Requirements for All Covers for Swimming Pools, Spas
and
Hot Tubs 3109.4.2, 3109.5.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ASME
ASME A112.19.17 Manufacturers Safety Vacuum
Release Systems (SVRS) for Residential and Commercial Swimming Pool, Spa, Hot
Tub and
Wading Pool 3109.5.3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ADD THE FOLLOWING NEW SECTION:

SECTION 3110
FACTORY- BUILT BUILDINGS

3110.1General. Factory-built buildings, manufactured homes and mobile homes shall
comply with applicable laws of the State of Arizona and this code. The provisions of this
section for factory-built buildings, manufactured homes and mobile homes take
precedence over other code provisions which are inconsistent therewith. The general
provisions of this code shall apply in all areas where there are not specific provisions in
this section.

3110.1.1 Arizona law. The construction of factory-built buildings and manufactured
homes is regulated by the State of Arizona, Arizona Revised Statutes ARS 41-2142 et
seq, and is not included in this Code.

3110.1.2 Manufactured home installation. The installation of manufactured homes
and mobile homes, including connection to utilities, is regulated by the State of Arizona
and is not included in this code, except that a City of Phoenix On-Site Permit is required
for Zoning Code administration purposes. Connection to a City water or sewer tap
requires a separate permit from the Development Services Department.

3110.1.3 Factory-built building installation. The installation of factory-built buildings
including their foundations and direct connection to sewer, water, gas or electric utilities,
is regulated by the State of Arizona and is not included in this code, except that a City of
Phoenix On-Site Permit is required for compliance with Zoning Code requirements and
with Building Code requirements pertaining to location on property and setback from
other buildings or structures on the property. A City of Phoenix building permit is
required for all on-site construction (except foundations) including connection to or
alteration of existing on-site sewer, water, gas or electrical systems, and for construction
of all site improvements required by the Zoning Code such as design review elements,
signs, parking, landscaping, site amenities and disabled accessibility. Connection to a
City water or sewer tap requires a separate permit from the Development Services
Department.

3110.1.4 Alterations and additions. Repairs, alterations and site-built additions to
factory-built buildings, mobile homes and manufactured homes are regulated by this
code and by the Zoning Code and require City of Phoenix permits.

3110.1.5. Occupancy and Use. Occupancy and use of a factory built-building,
manufactured home or mobile home is prohibited without first obtaining inspection
approval and a certificate of occupancy from the building official, to verify compliance
with the Zoning Code and other applicable city codes and ordinances.
3110.2 Definitions. For the purpose of this Section, the following definitions shall
apply:

FACTORY BUILT BUILDING is a residential or non-residential building including a
dwelling unit or habitable room thereof which is either wholly or in substantial part
manufactured at an off-site location to be assembled on-site, except it does not include a
manufactured home, recreational vehicle or mobile home (ARS 41-2142).

MANUFACTURED HOME is a structure built in accordance with the National
Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act.

MOBILE HOME is a structure built prior to June 15, 1976, on a permanent chassis,
capable of being transported in one or more sections and designed to be used with or
without a permanent foundation as a dwelling when connected to on-site utilities except
that it does not include recreational vehicles or factory-built buildings.

ON-SITE PERMIT is the permit issued by the building official which authorizes the
placement of a factory-built building, manufactured home or mobile home on a site. The
on-site permit shall authorize only the placement, foundation or unit tie-down, and
specific connections to utility services which are authorized by a permit issued by the
State of Arizona Office of Manufactured Housing. All other work on the site shall require
a building permit issued by the building official in accordance with Section 106 of this
code. Connection to a City water or sewer tap requires a separate permit from the
Development Services Department.

3110.3 Installation Requirements. No factory-built building, manufactured home or
mobile home shall be moved onto or installed on any lot or site in the City of Phoenix
except in compliance with these provisions.

3110.3.1 State insignia required. No person, firm or corporation shall move onto any
site any factory-built building or manufactured home building unless such building bears
a current, valid insignia of approval of the State of Arizona.

3110.3.2 State permit required. No person, firm or corporation shall move onto any
site any factory-built building, manufactured home or mobile home unless and until a
permit for such installation has been obtained from the State of Arizona.

3110.3.3 On-site permit required. No person firm or corporation shall move onto any
site, or relocate on any site, any factory-built building, manufactured home or mobile
home until an On-Site Permit has been issued by the City of Phoenix building official.
A site plan shall be submitted to the building official which shows all utility connections
and all other information necessary to ascertain compliance with the separation and area
restrictions of other sections of this code and with all provisions of the Zoning Code. If
the building official is satisfied that the work described by the documents submitted
conform to this section and other applicable law, the On-Site Permit shall be issued to
the owner of the site or his authorized agent.

3110.3.4 Building permit required. The person, firm or corporation obtaining the On-
Site Permit shall also apply for and obtain a building permit from the building official
when one or more of the following conditions apply:
 1.     For all on-site construction which connects to or alters existing buildings or
existing on-site sewer, water, gas or electrical systems.

 2.    For all on-site construction which is required by or regulated by the Zoning Code,
such as for design review elements, signs, parking, landscaping, site amenities and
disabled accessibility.

 3.     For all construction or alteration which is not part of the State-approved factory-
built building, manufactured home, or mobile home including all interior fit-up, tenant
improvement or remodeling work which is not specifically included in such State permit.

 4.    When a City of Phoenix inspection is requested by the installer for work
otherwise included in the State of Arizona installation permit, including but not limited to
requests for utility clearance inspections.

All work subject to a building permit under this section is subject to all inspections and all
technical requirements of this code and all other applicable city codes and ordinances.
For administrative purposes, the building official may combine the On-Site Permit and
the city building permit into a single document.

3110.4 Repairs, Alterations, and Additions. No person shall repair, alter or add on to
a factory-built building, manufactured home or a mobile home after the unit has been
installed without first having obtained a permit from the building official for the specific
work to be performed. All such work shall comply with the requirements of this Code.

3110.5 Fire Protection.      Factory-built buildings shall be protected pursuant to the
Phoenix Fire Code.

                        CITY OF PHOENIX PROPOSED
      2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC)- ACCESSIBILITY CODE
                                 AMENDMENTS
IBC CHAPTER 34 to be revised as follows:

                                      Chapter 34
                                EXISTING STRUCTURES


3410.2 Applicability. Structures existing prior to [DATE TO BE INSERTED BY THE
JURISDICTION. NOTE: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THIS DATE COINCIDE WITH
THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF BUILDING CODES WITHIN THE JURISDICTION]
January 1, 1965, in which there is work involving additions, alterations or changes of
occupancy shall
be made to conform to the requirements of this section or the provisions of Sections
3403 through 3407. The provisions in Sections 3410.2.1 through 3410.2.5 shall apply to
existing occupancies that will continue to be, or are proposed to be, in Groups A, B, E, F,
M, R, S and U. These provisions shall not apply to buildings with occupancies in Group
H or I.

IBC CHAPTER 34 to be revised as follows:

                                         Chapter 34
                                 EXISTING STRUCTURES


SECTION 3409
ACCESSIBILITY FOR EXISTING STRUCTURES

3409.4 Change of Occupancy. Existing buildings, or portions thereof, that undergo a
change of group or occupancy shall have all of the following accessible features:
1. At least one accessible building entrance.
2. At least one accessible route from an accessible building entrance to primary function
area.
3. Signage complying with Section 1110.
4. Accessible parking, where parking is being provided.
5. At least one accessible passenger loading zone, when loading zones are provided.
6. At least one accessible route connecting accessible parking and accessible
passenger loading zones to an accessible entrance.
7. In other than Group R occupancies, a minimum of one accessible toilet room.

3409.7.1 Order of priority. In choosing which accessible elements to provide, priority
shall be given to those elements that will provide the greatest access, in the following
order:

1. Accessible entrance
2. Minimum of one accessible parking space when on site parking is provided.
   Accessible route from the required accessible parking space and existing public
   sidewalk
3. Accessible route from the accessible entrance to the area of primary use
4. Accessible restroom(s) serving the altered area
5. Accessible phone bank(s) (where provided)
6. Accessible drinking fountain(s)
7. Additional accessible elements such as additional parking, storage and alarms

3409.8.9 Toilet rooms. Where it is technically infeasible to alter existing toilet and
bathing facilities to be accessible, an accessible unisex toilet or bathing facility is
permitted. The unisex facility shall be located on the same floor and in the same area as
the existing facilities. . In existing construction, one of two or more fixtures (water closets
and/or urinals) may be removed to create space for one accessible stall in each existing
toilet room. This may result in the reduction of one required water closet which shall be
permitted when this reduction is needed to create a conforming accessible toilet stall.
Reduction in the number of required fixtures in accordance with this section shall not be
permitted where a urinal had been previously used to reduce the minimum number of
required water closets. Any alteration under this section shall not reduce other
accessibility requirements including, but not limited to required clear floor spaces and
maneuvering spaces.

3410.2.5 Accessibility requirements. All portions of the buildings proposed for change
of occupancy shall conform to the accessibility provisions of chapter 11. For
accessibility requirements see Section 3409 of this code.


Recommendation to adopt Appendices as follows:
Appendix Chapter                        Recommendation                  Reason

A Employee qualification                Not to adopt                   Admin provisions
apply
B Board of Appeals                      Not to adopt                   Admin Code
applies
C Group U-Agricultural Buildings        Not to adopt                   Covered in IBC
D Fire Districts                        Not to adopt                   Covered in Fire
Code
E Suppl Accessibility Requirements      Not to adopt                   Covered in the
IBC
F Rodent proofing                       Not to adopt                   Outside DSD
jurisdiction
G Flood Control                         Not to adopt                   Outside DSD
jurisdiction
H Signs                                 Not to adopt                   Zoning/Sign
Ordinance
I Patio Cover                           Not to adopt                   Covered in the
IBC
J Grading                               Not to adopt                   Covered by City
Code
K ICC Electrical Code                   Not to adopt                    2005 NEC
applies
L (New) Sound Mitigation                ADOPT                          City Ordinance

Recommendation to adopt NEW Appendix L as follows:

                                    APPENDIX L
                                 SOUND MITIGATION

SECTION L101
SCOPE

L101.1 General. For all residential occupancies, except for hotels, shall be required to
have sound mitigation due to noise generated by aircraft operations at Sky Harbor
International and Deer Valley airports.
The defined boundaries for airport sound mitigation requirements are shown in figures
L101.1 (a) and (b). The defined boundaries are composed of the three noise overlay
areas:
        Zone 1: 65 dB DNL noise exposure area
        Zone 2: 70 dB DNL noise exposure area
        Zone 3: >75dB DNL noise exposure area


SECTION L102
REQUIREMENTS

L102.1 General. All new structures referenced in L101.1 shall be sound mitigated so
indoor noise levels do not exceed a DNL of 45 decibels in any zone. If any portion of a
parcel is located in a zone, the structure on the parcel shall be sound mitigated. If a
parcel is located in two zones, the structure shall be sound mitigated to the requirements
of the higher zone.

L102.2 Plans required. Plans shall be signed and sealed by an engineer licensed in
Arizona with a proficiency in residential sound mitigation or noise control. The engineer
shall note on the building plans: “The building design is capable of achieving the
required Noise Level Reduction.” A notice recorded with the Maricopa County Recorder
shall be submitted with the plans at time of permit application. The notice shall state that
the property is within an airport noise impact area and the property, as a result of the
improvements, is not eligible for purchase through the Phoenix Sky Harbor International
or any other Airport Community Noise Reduction Program. The recorded document shall
be on a form approved by the City Attorney’s Office.

L102.3 Airport Sound Mitigation Observation. The engineer of record is responsible
for verifying that the construction meets the sound mitigation requirements for the zone
in which the structure has been constructed. An airport sound mitigation observation
certificate that has been signed and sealed by the engineer of record shall be present at
the time of final inspection. The engineer shall note: “The structure as constructed
complies with the Noise Level Reduction requirements for the overlay zone in which the
structure has been constructed.” The certificate shall be retained by the Development
Services Department Records Section for the life of the building.

(Figures L101.1 (a) and (b) attached)

								
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