Chapter 15.08
BUILDING CODE

Sections:

15.08.010    Adoption of technical provisions of California Building Code (CBC).

15.08.020    Section 105.3.2 amended.

15.08.025    Section 105.5 amended.

15.08.040    Section 1505.1.1 amended.

15.08.100    Portions of the California Building Code which are not approved, adopted or incorporated by reference.

15.08.110    Automatic fire sprinkler systems (CBC Chapter 9).

15.08.010 Adoption of technical provisions of California Building Code (CBC).

A.    Except as otherwise provided for in this chapter, the California Building Code (CBC), 2016 Edition, Volumes I and II, including the appendices thereto, together with those omissions, amendments, exceptions and additions thereto as amended in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations are approved and adopted, and are incorporated in this chapter by reference and made a part hereof the same as if fully set forth herein.

B.    One copy of the CBC has been filed for use and examination of the public in the office of the building official of the city of Marina. (Ord. 2016-05 § 1 (Exh. A (2)), 2016)

15.08.020 Section 105.3.2 amended.

Section 105.3.2 shall be amended to read as follows:

105.3.2 Expiration of Plan Review. Applications for which no permit is issued within 180 days following the date of the application shall expire, and plans and other data submitted for review may thereafter be returned to the applicant or destroyed by the building official. The building official may extend the time for action by the applicant for a period not exceeding 180 days on written request by the applicant showing that circumstances beyond control of the applicant have prevented action from being taken and the extension has been submitted in writing prior to the expiration date.

If a permit has not been obtained after the first extension, additional extensions of 90 days may be granted provided the applicant submits this request in writing AND pays a fee of $500.00 for each requested 180-day extension and the project has not changed in scope.

Exception: If a project has been approved by the City pending an outside agency approval prior to expiration, written extensions will not be required.

(Ord. 2016-05 § 1 (Exh. A (3)), 2016)

15.08.025 Section 105.5 amended.

Section 105.5 shall be amended to read as follows:

105.5 Expiration of Permits. Every permit issued by the building official under the provisions of the technical codes shall expire and become null and void, if the project authorized by such permit has not achieved an approval for one of the required inspections identified in section 110.3 of the 2016 California Building Code within one year of such permit.

The building official may grant a one-time permit extension of 180 (one-hundred eighty) days provided the applicant submits a request in writing prior to the permit expiration and the project has not changed in scope. Additional extension requests of one hundred and eighty (180) days may be granted by the building official if the request is made in writing, the project has not changed in scope, the project has obtained at least one inspection approval AND the applicant pays a fee of $1,000 or the amount of the original building permit fee for each one hundred and eighty (180) day extension.

Before work can commence or recommence under an expired permit, a new permit application must be submitted and permit obtained along with all applicable fees applied for this new project.

All existing projects are subject to this section and will be subject to the conditions listed above.

(Ord. 2016-05 § 1 (Exh. A (4)), 2016)

15.08.040 Section 1505.1.1 amended.

A.    Findings. The amendments set forth in this section are reasonably necessary because of the following local geological, topographical and climactic conditions:

1.    Marina is within a very active seismic area (Seismic Zone 4). Severe seismic action could disrupt communications, damage gas mains, cause extensive electrical hazards, and place extreme demands on the limited and widely dispersed resources of the fire department, resulting in failure to meet the fire and life safety needs of the community.

2.    The local geographic, topographic and climactic conditions pose an increased hazard in the acceleration, spread, magnitude, and severity of potential fires in the city of Marina and may cause a delayed fire response time, allowing further growth of a fire.

3.    The types of roof coverings as set forth in the amendment are a more restrictive standard, which will better prevent fie damage, which can result from local conditions.

B.    Section 1505.1.1 shall be amended to read as follows:

Roof coverings within ALL fire hazard severity zones. Any new roof on a new or existing structure and any re-roofing of an existing structure of 50% or more of the total roof area within a one-year period shall be of a fire retardant roof or class A roof.

(Ord. 2016-05 § 1 (Exh. A (5)), 2016)

15.08.100 Portions of the California Building Code which are not approved, adopted or incorporated by reference.

The following portions of the California Building Code, 2016 Edition, or the appendices thereto, are not approved or adopted or incorporated in this chapter by reference, and shall not be deemed to be a part of this chapter nor a part of the building code of the city of Marina.

Chapter 9 (All. See Chapter 9 of the California Fire Code, 2016 Edition, with amendments.)

Appendices:

2016 CBC Appendix A (Employee Qualifications).

2016 CBC Appendix B (Board of Appeals).

2016 CBC Appendix C (Ag Buildings).

2016 CBC Appendix D (Fire Districts).

2016 CBC Appendix F (Rodent Proofing).

2016 CBC Appendix G (Flood Proofing).

2016 CBC Appendix K (Flooding).

2016 CBC Appendix M (Tsunami Flood Map). (Ord. 2016-05 § 1 (Exh. A (6)), 2016)

15.08.110 Automatic fire sprinkler systems (CBC Chapter 9).

A.    Findings. The amendments set forth in this section are reasonably necessary because of the following local geological, topographical and climatic conditions:

1.    Marina is within a very active seismic area (Seismic Zone 4). Severe seismic action could disrupt communications, damage gas mains, cause extensive electrical hazards, and place extreme demands on the limited and widely dispersed resources of the fire department resulting in failure to meet the fire and life safety needs of the community.

2.    The local geographic, topographic and climatic conditions pose an increased hazard in the acceleration, spread, magnitude, and severity of potential fires in the city of Marina, and may cause a delayed fire response time, allowing further growth of the fire.

3.    This section adopts the latest standards currently listed by the state of California Fire Marshals Office for automatic fire protection systems and includes references to the amendments to the standards made in the Uniform Fire Code.

4.    The type of automatic fire sprinkler systems set forth in the amendment is a more restrictive standard, which will better prevent fire damage, which can result from local conditions.

B.    Cross-References to California Fire Code. The provisions of this chapter contain cross-references to the provisions of the California Fire Code or CFC, 2007 Edition, in order to facilitate reference and comparison to those provisions.

C.    Automatic Fire-Extinguishing Systems. The text of CBC 903.2 is deleted and replaced with the following:

An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in all occupancies.

Exception:

a. When sprinklers are considered undesirable because of the nature of the contents or in rooms or areas which are of noncombustible construction with wholly noncombustible contents and which are not exposed by other areas. Sprinklers shall not be omitted from any room merely because it is damp, of fire-resistive construction or contains electrical equipment.

b. Temporary Buildings under 1000 Sq. ft.

c. Airport control towers.

d. One story detached accessory buildings to a group R-3 dwelling unit.

e. Open parking structure.

f. Sprinklers shall not be installed when the application of water or flame and water to the contents may constitute a serious life or fire hazard, as in the manufacture or storage of quantities of aluminum powder, calcium carbide, calcium phosphide, metallic sodium and potassium, quicklime, magnesium powder and sodium peroxide.

g. Existing mobile home parks within the City regulated by the Department of Housing and Community Development are exempt. Authority, Health and Safety Code, Mobile Home Parks Act, Section 18300.

h. Where the existing conditions would constitute an existing hardship prohibiting the installation of the fire sprinkler system in existing One and Two Family Dwellings. Existing factors constituting the hardship shall be submitted to the Fire Chief for verification and approval. Existing hardship is defined as “an insufficient amount of water at the street side of the water meter.”

D.    Standpipes Location of Class I Standpipes (CBC 905.4). The text of CBC 905.4 is deleted and replaced with the following:

There shall be a Class I standpipe outlet connection at every intermediate landing between floor levels at every required stairway above or below grade and each side of the wall adjacent to the exit opening of a horizontal exit. Outlets at stairways shall be located within the exit enclosure.

Risers and laterals of Class I standpipe systems not located within an enclosed stairway or pressurized enclosure shall be protected by a degree of fire resistance equal to that required for vertical enclosures in the building in which they are located.

EXCEPTION: In buildings equipped with an approved automatic sprinkler system, risers and laterals that are not located within an enclosed stairway or pressurized enclosure need not be enclosed within fire-resistive construction.

There shall be at least one outlet above the roofline when the roof has a slope of less than 4 units vertical in 12 units horizontal (33.3% slope).

In buildings where more than one standpipe is provided, the standpipes shall be interconnected at the bottom.

(Ord. 2007-14 § 1 (Exh. A (4)), 2007)