International Building Code Section 101


International Building Code 101.1

Title. These regulations shall be known as the Building
Code of [NAME OF JURISDICTION], hereinafter referred to as
“this code.”

International Building 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.
Exception: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and
multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) 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.

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

International Building Code 101.2.1

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

International Building Code 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.

International Building Code 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.

Electrical. The provisions of the ICC Electrical
Code shall apply to the installation of electrical systems,
including alterations, repairs, replacement, equipment,
appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances thereto.

Gas. The provisions of the International Fuel Gas
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.

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.

Plumbing. The provisions of the International
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 shall apply to private
sewage disposal systems.

Property maintenance. The provisions of the
International Property Maintenance Code 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.

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.

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

International Building Code 101.4.1

Electrical. The provisions of the ICC Electrical
Code shall apply to the installation of electrical systems,
including alterations, repairs, replacement, equipment,
appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances thereto.

International Building Code 101.4.2

Gas. The provisions of the International Fuel Gas
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.

International Building Code 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.

International Building Code 101.4.4

Plumbing. The provisions of the International
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 shall apply to private
sewage disposal systems.

International Building Code 101.4.5

Property maintenance. The provisions of the
International Property Maintenance Code 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.

International Building Code 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.

International Building Code 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.