Chapter 15.20
BUILDING CODES*

Sections:

15.20.010    International Building Code adopted.

15.20.015    IBC Section 312.1, U-Occupancy Use – General, amended.

15.20.020    IBC Section 403.4.8, Standby Power, amended.

15.20.025    IBC Section 403.4.8.1, Equipment Room, amended.

15.20.030    IBC Section 403.4.8.1.1, Standby Power Room Penetrations, added.

15.20.035    IBC Section 403.4.8.3, Standby Power Loads, amended.

15.20.040    IBC Section 403.7, Smoke Control, added.

15.20.045    IBC Section 405.8, Standby Power, amended.

15.20.050    IBC Section 712.1.3.1, Opening Size, amended.

15.20.055    IBC Section 903.2, Sprinklers Where Required, amended.

15.20.060    IBC Section 903.2.13, Additional Fire Sprinkler Requirements for New and Existing Buildings, added.

15.20.065    IBC Section 903.3.1.1.1, Exempt locations, amended.

15.20.070    IBC Section 903.3.1.2, NFPA 13R sprinkler systems, amended.

15.20.075    IBC Section 903.4.3, Floor Control Valves, amended.

15.20.080    IBC Section 903.5.1, Fire Sprinkler and Standpipe Drains, added.

15.20.085    IBC Section 907.2, Alarms Where Required – New Buildings and Structures, amended.

15.20.090    IBC Section 911.1.2.1, Fire Command Center Penetrations, added.

15.20.095    IBC Section 1608.1, Snow Load – General, amended.

15.20.100    IBC Section 1612.3, Establishment of Flood Hazard Areas, amended.

15.20.105    IBC Section 3002.4, Elevator Car to Accommodate Ambulance Stretcher, amended.

15.20.110    IBC Section 3112, Waterfront Structures, added.

15.20.115    IBC Appendix adoption.

15.20.120    International Residential Code adopted.

15.20.125    IRC Table R301.2(1), Climate and Geographic Design Criteria, amended.

15.20.130    IRC Appendix V, Fire Sprinklers, amended.

15.20.135    1997 Uniform Housing Code adopted.

15.20.140    UHC Section 203, Appeals – Amended.

15.20.145    UHC Section 1201.2, Processing of Appeals – Amended.

15.20.150    UHC Section 1201.3 deleted.

15.20.155    UHC Chapter 13 deleted.

15.20.160    International Mechanical Code adopted.

15.20.165    Uniform Plumbing Code adopted.

15.20.170    National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54) adopted.

15.20.175    Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (NFPA 58) adopted.

15.20.180    International Fuel Gas Code adopted.

15.20.185    Washington State Energy Code adopted.

15.20.200    Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings adopted.

15.20.205    UCADB Section 205, Appeals, amended.

15.20.210    UCADB Section 501.2, Processing of Appeals, amended.

15.20.215    UCADB Section 501.3 deleted.

15.20.220    UCADB Chapter 6 deleted.

15.20.225    International Existing Building Code adopted.

15.20.230    International Swimming Pool and Spa Code adopted.

*Prior legislation: Ord. 07-0261 § 3.

15.20.010 International Building Code adopted.

The 2015 Edition of the International Building Code, excluding Chapter 1, “Scope and Administration,” as published by the International Code Council, is adopted, together with the amendments set forth in Chapter 51-50 WAC. The Construction Administrative Code, as set forth in Chapter 15.30 KMC, shall be used in place of IBC Chapter 1. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B).]

15.20.015 IBC Section 312.1, U-Occupancy Use – General, amended.

Section 312.1 of the International Building Code is hereby amended to read as follows by adding the following use to the list:

Waterfront structures

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B).]

15.20.020 IBC Section 403.4.8, Standby Power, amended.

Section 403.4.8 of the International Building Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

Add the following sentence to the end of the paragraph:

Fuel-fired emergency generator sets and associated fuel storage, including optional generator sets, located more than 75 feet above the lowest level of Fire Department vehicle access requires the approval of the Fire Code Official.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B).]

15.20.025 IBC Section 403.4.8.1, Equipment Room, amended.

Section 403.4.8.1 of the International Building Code, is hereby amended to read as follows:

403.4.8.1 Equipment room. If the standby system is a generator set inside the building, the system shall be located in a separate room enclosed with 2-hour fire barriers constructed in accordance with Section 403.4.8.1.1 and Section 707 or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section 711, or both. System supervision with manual start and transfer features shall be provided at the fire command center.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B).]

15.20.030 IBC Section 403.4.8.1.1, Standby Power Room Penetrations, added.

Section 403.4.8.1.1 of the International Building Code is hereby added as follows:

403.4.8.1.1 Penetrations. Penetrations into and openings through a room containing a standby power system are prohibited except for required exit doors, equipment and ductwork necessary for heating, cooling or ventilation, sprinkler branch line piping, or electrical raceway serving the standby power system or being served by the standby power system and metallic piping with no joints or openings. Such penetrations shall be protected in accordance with Section 714.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B).]

15.20.035 IBC Section 403.4.8.3, Standby Power Loads, amended.

Section 403.4.8.3 of the International Building Code is amended by adding a fifth item which reads as follows:

5. Smoke control system.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B).]

15.20.040 IBC Section 403.7, Smoke Control, added.

Section 403.7 of the International Building Code is hereby added as follows:

403.7 Smoke control. A smoke control system meeting the requirements of Section 909 shall be provided in buildings that exceed ten stories, or contain a use requiring defend-in-place firefighting operations in which occupants of some area cannot readily evacuate that area. This includes portions of facilities housing functions essential to continuity of public safety operations, and Group I and LC Occupancies where in the judgment of the Building Official and Fire Code Official, occupants having limited capacity for self-preservation are located on floors more than 75 feet above the lowest level of Fire Department vehicle access. A smoke control system for a defend-in-place use may be a performance-based design to protect that use without providing smoke control throughout the entire building, but shall otherwise comply with Section 909.

Exception: Smoke control may be omitted when approved by the Building Official and Fire Code Official.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B).]

15.20.045 IBC Section 405.8, Standby Power, amended.

Section 405.8 of the International Building Code is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:

Fuel-fired emergency generator sets and associated fuel storage, including optional generator sets, located more than 30 feet below the lowest level of exit discharge requires the approval of the Fire Code Official.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B).]

15.20.050 IBC Section 712.1.3.1, Opening Size, amended.

Section 712.1.3.1 of the International Building Code is hereby amended by revising the last sentence, to read:

This application is limited to openings that do not connect more than four stories in buildings not required to have smoke control systems. In buildings that are required to have smoke control systems, escalators are limited to openings that do not connect more than four stories and non-egress stairs are limited to openings that do not atmospherically connect more than two stories.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.045.]

15.20.055 IBC Section 903.2, Sprinklers Where Required, amended.

Section 903.2 of the International Building Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

903.2 Where required. Approved automatic sprinkler systems in new and existing buildings and structures shall be provided in the locations described in Section 903.2.1 through 903.13.

The exception has been deleted.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.050.]

15.20.060 IBC Section 903.2.13, Additional Fire Sprinkler Requirements for New and Existing Buildings, added.

Section 903.2 of the International Building Code is hereby amended by adding a new Section 903.2.13 as follows:

903.2.13 Additional fire sprinkler requirements for new and existing buildings.

NEW BUILDINGS

1. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in all occupancies requiring 2,000 gallons per minute or more fire flow, or where the gross square footage exceeds 5,000 square feet. This applies to all buildings regardless of type or use. Fire walls shall not be considered to separate a building to enable deletion of the required sprinkler system.

2. All newly constructed buildings regardless of gross square footage shall be provided with an automatic sprinkler system if adequate fire flow, hydrant spacing, or approved fire department access is not provided as required in the International Fire Code Section 503, Appendix B, and/or Title 15 of the Kenmore Municipal Code.

3. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in newly constructed residential occupancies.

Exception: Detached accessory dwelling units (ADU’s).

EXISTING BUILDINGS

1. The provisions of this section shall apply to existing buildings that are subject to alterations, repairs, modifications or similar improvements where the total cost of the work performed exceeds 50% of the King County Assessor’s Office valuation. Where subsequent alterations, repairs, modifications or similar improvements occur within five years of the first permitted work, the original building valuation shall be used and the total costs of the improvements shall be accumulative.

2. The provisions of this section shall apply to existing buildings where the gross floor area of the building is increased. Additions to buildings that would result in a gross floor area greater than 5,000 square feet shall be retrofitted throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system.

Exception: The floor area of an existing building may be increased up to 25%, not to exceed 5,000 square foot floor area increase. This exception shall be allowed one time only and acknowledgement of its use shall be recorded on the property title prior to permit issuance.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.055.]

15.20.065 IBC Section 903.3.1.1.1, Exempt locations, amended.

Item 6 from Section 903.3.1.1.1 of the International Building Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

6. Machine rooms, machinery spaces, control rooms and control spaces associated with traction elevators. The elevator machinery shall not be of the hydraulic type.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C).]

15.20.070 IBC Section 903.3.1.2, NFPA 13R sprinkler systems, amended.

Section 903.3.1.2 of the International Building Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

Automatic sprinkler systems in Group R occupancies up to and including four stories in height in buildings not exceeding 60 feet in height, as measured from the lowest point of fire department access, shall be permitted to be installed throughout in accordance with NFPA 13R.

The number of stories of Group R constructed in accordance with Sections 510.2 and 510.4 shall be measured from the horizontal assembly creating separate buildings.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C).]

15.20.075 IBC Section 903.4.3, Floor Control Valves, amended.

Section 903.4.3 of the International Building Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

903.4.3 Floor control valves. In multi-level buildings approved, supervised indicating control valves shall be provided at the point of connection to the riser on each floor.

Exception: When approved by the fire code official.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.065.]

15.20.080 IBC Section 903.5.1, Fire Sprinkler and Standpipe Drains, added.

Section 903.5.1 of the International Building Code is amended by adding a new Section 903.5.1 as follows:

903.5.1 Fire sprinkler and standpipe drains. Fire sprinkler and standpipe main/express drains shall be positioned to drain to the sanitary sewer. Additionally, maintenance or testing discharges from fire pumps shall be treated in order to comply with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C).]

15.20.085 IBC Section 907.2, Alarms Where Required – New Buildings and Structures, amended.

Section 907.2 of the International Building Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

907.2 Where required – new buildings and structures.

All occupancies exceeding 3,000 square feet gross floor area shall be required to provide an approved and monitored fire detection system. Fire walls shall not be considered to be a separate building to enable deletion of the required fire detection system.

Exception: Group U or IRC regulated structures.

An approved fire alarm system installed in accordance with Sections 907.2.1 through 907.2.23 and provide occupant notification in accordance with Section 907.6, unless other requirements are provided by another section of the IFC. Where automatic protection installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2 is provided and connected to the building fire alarm system, automatic heat detection required by this section shall not be required.

A minimum of one fire alarm box shall be provided in an approved location to initiate a fire alarm signal for the fire alarm systems employing automatic fire detectors or water-flow devices. Where other sections of this code allow elimination of fire alarm boxes due to sprinklers, a single fire alarm box shall be installed.

EXISTING BUILDINGS

The provisions of this section shall apply to existing buildings that are subject to alterations, repairs, modifications or similar improvements where the total cost of the work performed exceeds 50% of the King County Assessor’s Office valuation of the structure. Where subsequent alterations, repairs, modifications or similar improvements occur within five years of the first permitted work, the original building valuation shall be used and the total costs of improvements shall be accumulative.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.070.]

15.20.090 IBC Section 911.1.2.1, Fire Command Center Penetrations, added.

Section 911.1.2.1 of the International Building Code is hereby added to read as follows:

911.1.2.1 Penetrations. Penetrations into and openings through a fire command center are prohibited except for required exit doors, equipment and ductwork necessary for heating, cooling or ventilation, sprinkler branch line piping, electrical raceway for the fire department communication and control, electrical raceway serving the fire command center for being controlled from the fire command center and metallic piping with no joints or openings. Such penetrations shall be protected in accordance with Section 714.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.075.]

15.20.095 IBC Section 1608.1, Snow Load – General, amended.

Section 1608.1 of the International Building Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

1608.1 General. Design snow loads shall not be less than 25 psf, and the design roof loads shall not be less than that determined by Section 1607.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.080.]

15.20.100 IBC Section 1612.3, Establishment of Flood Hazard Areas, amended.

Section 1612.3 of the International Building Code is hereby amended by revising the second sentence to read as follows:

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 for King County, Washington and Incorporated Areas,” DATED April 9, 2005, as amended or revised with the accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and related supporting data along with any revisions thereto.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.085.]

15.20.105 IBC Section 3002.4, Elevator Car to Accommodate Ambulance Stretcher, amended.

Section 3002.4 of the International Building Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

3002.4 Elevator car to accommodate ambulance stretcher. Where elevators are provided in buildings four or more stories above, or four or more stories below grade plane, or in any R or I occupancy building provided with an elevator regardless of the number of stories, at least one elevator shall be provided for fire department emergency 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.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.090.]

15.20.110 IBC Section 3112, Waterfront Structures, added.

Section 3112 of the International Building Code is hereby added as follows:

SECTION 3112

WATERFRONT STRUCTURES

Section 3112.1 General. In addition to other requirements of this code, all waterfront structures shall comply with the regulations of this section and the Kenmore Shoreline Management Code.

Section 3112.2 Approvals Required. Before any permit for a new waterfront structure or revisions to an existing waterfront structure is issued by the building official, the applicant shall obtain prior approval from all applicable state and federal agencies.

Section 3112.3 Definitions. For the purpose of this section, certain terms are defined as follows:

BULKHEAD. As defined in the Kenmore Shoreline Management Code.

COVERED WATERFRONT STRUCTURE. Any waterfront structure covered in whole or in part by a roof.

DOCK. As defined in the Kenmore Shoreline Management Code.

FLOAT. As defined in the Kenmore Shoreline Management Code.

PIER. As defined in the Kenmore Shoreline Management Code.

POLLUTION-GENERATING MATERIAL. Include those which are erodable or leachable materials, wastes, or chemicals. Metal roofs are considered to be pollution-generated unless they are treated to prevent leaching.

SUBSTRUCTURE. That portion of the construction of a dock, pier, wharf or other similar waterfront structure below and including the deck.

SUPERSTRUCTURE. That portion of the construction of a dock, pier, wharf or other similar waterfront structure above the deck.

WATERFRONT STRUCTURE. Structures including, but not limited to docks, piers, wharves, floats, mooring piles, anchor buoys, bulkheads, submerged or overhead wires, pipes and cables, and any object passing beneath, through or over the water, waterward of the ordinary high water mark.

WHARF. A structure of timber, stone, concrete or other material having a platform built along and parallel to navigable waters so that vessels may be moored alongside for loading and unloading, or for storage or repair.

Section 3112.4 Construction Requirements. Waterfront structures shall comply with Sections 3112.4.1 through 3112.4.4.

Section 3112.4.1 Substructure. The substructure may be constructed of any nonpollution-generating materials allowed by this code, and the Kenmore Shoreline Management Code. All decks shall sustain, within the limitations of this code, all dead loads plus a live load of not less than 100 pounds per square foot, assumed to act vertically. In addition to the live load requirement, all structures and every portion thereof shall be designed and constructed to resist a horizontal force of not less than 100 pounds per lineal foot acting at the deck line, in any direction.

Exception: For waterfront structures serving only a single-family dwelling, a live load of 40 psf may be used and a horizontal force need only be considered where applicable.

Automatic sprinklers shall be installed under the substructure in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 9 and the International Fire Code.

Section 3112.4.2 Superstructure. The superstructure shall be designed and constructed to sustain all dead loads, live loads, and wind loads required by this code, and may be constructed of any nonpollution-generating materials allowed by this code and the Kenmore Shorelines Management Code, except when the building area of a covered waterfront structure exceeds 1,000 square feet the entire superstructure and deck shall be constructed of noncombustible materials or as required for Type IV-H.T. Construction per Section 602.4 or be equipped throughout the structure with an approved automatic sprinkler system.

Section 3112.4.3 Hardware. All hardware used structurally shall be of a corrosive-resistant metal such as aluminum, brass, copper, and stainless steel, or be completely protected by an approved corrosion-resistant metal, such as zinc.

Section 3112.4.4 Standpipes. When a distance of travel to fire apparatus access exceeds one hundred fifty (150) feet, a Class I manual, dry standpipe system shall be provided in accordance with NFPA 303. Systems shall be provided with outlets located such that no point of the structure exceeds one hundred fifty (150) feet from a standpipe outlet.

Exception: Waterfront structures serving not more than one single-family dwelling.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.095.]

15.20.115 IBC Appendix adoption.

The City hereby adopts Appendix Chapter E, “Supplementary Accessibility Requirements,” and Appendix Chapter H, “Signs,” pursuant to Chapters 19.27 and 70.92 RCW. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.100.]

15.20.120 International Residential Code adopted.

The 2015 Edition of the International Residential Code, including Appendix Q, “Dwelling Unit Fire Sprinkler Systems,” and Appendix V, “Fire Sprinklers,” but excluding Chapter 1 of the IRC, “Scope and Administration,” as published by the International Code Council, is adopted, together with the amendments set forth in Chapter 51-51 WAC. The Construction Administrative Code, as set forth in Chapter 15.30 KMC, shall be used in place of IRC Chapter 1. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 11-0322 §§ 1, 2; Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.105.]

15.20.125 IRC Table R301.2(1), Climate and Geographic Design Criteria, amended.

Table R301.2(1) of the International Residential Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria IRC Table R301.2(1)

GROUND SNOW LOAD

WIND DESIGN

Seismic Design Categoryf

Subject To Damage From

Winter Design Tempe

Ice Barrier Underlayment Requiredh

Flood Hazardsg

Air Freezing Indexi

Mean Annual Tempj

Speedd (mph)

Topographic effectsk

Special wind regionl

Wind-borne debris zonem

Weatheringa

Frost Line Depthb

Termitec

25

110

No

No

No

D2

Moderate

12"

Slight to Moderate

24°F

No

Per KMC

148

51°F

For SI: 1 pound per square foot = 0.0479 kN/m2, 1 mile = 1.609 km/h.

a. Weathering may require a higher strength concrete or grade of masonry than necessary to satisfy the structural requirements of this code. The weathering column shall be filled in with the weathering index (i.e., “negligible,” “moderate” or “severe”) for concrete as determined from the Weathering Probability Map [Figure R301.2(3)]. The grade of masonry units shall be determined from ASTM C 34, C 55, C 62, C 73, C 90, C 129, C 145, C 216 or C 652.

b. The frost line depth may require deeper footings than indicated in Figure R403.1(1). The city shall fill in the frost line depth column with the minimum depth of footing below finish grade.

c. The city shall fill in this part of the table to indicate the need for protection depending on whether there has been a history of local subterranean termite damage.

d. The city shall fill in this part of the table with the wind speed from the basic wind speed map [Figure R301.2(4)A]. Wind exposure category shall be determined on site-specific basis in accordance with Section R301.2.1.4.

e. The outdoor design temperature shall be selected from the Washington State Energy Code, Appendix C. Deviations from the Appendix C temperatures shall be permitted to reflect local climates or local weather experience as determined by the building official.

f. The city shall fill in this part of the table with the Seismic Design Category determined from Section R301.2.2.1.

g. The city shall fill in this part of the table with (a) the date of the city’s entry into the National Flood Insurance Program (date of adoption of the first code or ordinance for management of flood hazard areas), (b) the date(s) of the currently effective FIRM and FBFM, or other flood hazard map adopted by the community, as may be amended.

h. In accordance with Sections R905.2.7.1, R905.4.3.1, R905.5.3.1, R905.6.3.1, R905.7.3.1 and R905.8.3.1, where there has been a history of local damage from the effects of ice damming, the city shall fill in this part of the table with “YES.” Otherwise, the city shall fill in this part of the table with “NO.”

i. The city shall fill in this part of the table with the 100-year return period air freezing index (BF-days) from Figure R403.3(2) or from the 100-year (99%) value on the National Climatic Data Center data table “Air Freezing Index-USA Method (Base 32° Fahrenheit)” at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/fpsf/AFI-pubreturn.pdf.

j. The city shall fill in this part of the table with the mean annual temperature from the National Climatic Data Center data table “Air Freezing Index-USA Method (Base 32° Fahrenheit)” at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/fpsf/AFI-pubreturn.pdf.

k. In accordance with Section R301.2.1.5, where there is local historic data documenting structural damage to buildings due to topographic wind speed-up effects, the city shall fill in this part of the table with “YES.” Otherwise, the city shall indicate “NO” in this part of the table.

l. In accordance with Figure R301.2(4)A, where there is no local historical data documenting unusual wind conditions, the jurisdiction shall fill in this part of the table with “YES” and identify any specific requirements. Otherwise, the jurisdiction shall indicate “NO” in this part of the table.

m. In accordance with Section R301.2.1.2.1, the jurisdiction shall indicate the wind-borne debris wind zone(s). Otherwise, the jurisdiction shall indicate “NO” in this part of the table.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 11-0322 §§ 1, 2; Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.110.]

15.20.130 IRC Appendix V, Fire Sprinklers, amended.

Appendix V, Section AV107.1 of the 2015 International Residential Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

AV107.1 Fire Sprinklers. An approved fire sprinkler system shall be installed in new one-family and two-family dwellings and townhouses in accordance with Appendix R.

Exception: Accessory dwelling units.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 11-0322 §§ 1, 2; Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.115.]

15.20.135 1997 Uniform Housing Code adopted.

The Uniform Housing Code issued by the International Conference of Building Officials, 1997 Edition, together with amendments and/or additions thereto, is adopted in its entirety by this reference as the housing code for the City except that references to the uniform codes shall be replaced with the appropriate technical codes and sections as adopted by the City. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.120.]

15.20.140 UHC Section 203, Appeals – Amended.

Section 203 of the Uniform Housing Code is hereby amended to read:

SECTION 203 – APPEALS

Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official shall be made to the hearing examiner in accordance with the requirements and process of Chapter 19.30 KMC. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder has been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply or an equally good or better solution is proposed. The hearing examiner shall have not authority relative to interpretation of the administrative provisions of this code nor shall the hearing examiner be empowered to waive requirements of either this code or the technical codes which are the codes, appendices and referenced code standards adopted by the city.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-0333 § 3. Formerly 15.20.125.]

15.20.145 UHC Section 1201.2, Processing of Appeals – Amended.

Section 1201.2 of the Uniform Housing Code is hereby amended to read:

1201.2 Processing of Appeal. Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official shall be made to the hearing examiner in accordance with the requirements and process of Chapter 19.30 KMC.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-0333 § 4. Formerly 15.20.130.]

15.20.150 UHC Section 1201.3 deleted.

Section 1201.3 of the Uniform Housing Code is deleted. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-0333 § 5. Formerly 15.20.135.]

15.20.155 UHC Chapter 13 deleted.

Chapter 13, “Rules for Conduct of Hearing Appeals,” of the Uniform Housing Code is deleted. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-0333 § 6. Formerly 15.20.140.]

15.20.160 International Mechanical Code adopted.

The 2015 Edition of the International Mechanical Code, excluding Chapter 1, “Scope and Administration,” as published by the International Code Council, is adopted, together with the amendments set forth in Chapter 51-52 WAC. The Construction Administrative Code, as set forth in Chapter 15.30 KMC, shall be used in place of IMC Chapter 1. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.145.]

15.20.165 Uniform Plumbing Code adopted.

The 2015 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code, excluding Chapter 1, “Administration,” as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, is adopted, together with Appendix A, “Recommended Rules for Sizing the Water Supply System,” Appendix B, “Explanatory Notes on Combination Waste and Vent Systems,” Appendix C, “Alternate Plumbing Systems,” Appendix I, “Installation Standards,” Appendix K, “Potable Rainwater Catchment Systems,” and the amendments set forth in Chapters 51-52 and 51-57 WAC. The Construction Administrative Code, as set forth in Chapter 15.30 KMC, shall be used in place of UPC Chapter 1. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.150.]

15.20.170 National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54) adopted.

The 2015 National Fuel Gas Code, excluding Chapter 1, “Administration,” as published by NFPA, is adopted together with the amendments set forth in Chapter 51-52 WAC. The Construction Administrative Code, as set forth in Chapter 15.30 KMC, shall be used in place of NFPA 54 Chapter 1. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.155.]

15.20.175 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (NFPA 58) adopted.

The 2014 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, excluding Chapter 1, “Administration,” as published by NFPA, is adopted, together with the amendments set forth in Chapter 51-52 WAC. The Construction Administrative Code, as set forth in Chapter 15.30 KMC, shall be used in place of NFPA 58 Chapter 1. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.160.]

15.20.180 International Fuel Gas Code adopted.

The 2015 Edition of the International Fuel Gas Code, excluding Chapter 1, “Administration,” as published by the International Code Council, is adopted, together with the amendments set forth in Chapter 51-52 WAC. The Construction Administrative Code, as set forth in Chapter 15.30 KMC, shall be used in place of IFGC Chapter 1. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.165.]

15.20.185 Washington State Energy Code adopted.

The 2015 Washington State Energy Code, excluding Chapter 1, as adopted by the State Building Code Council in Chapters 51-11C and 51-11R WAC, is adopted. The Construction Administrative Code, as set forth in Chapter 15.30 KMC, shall be used in place of Chapter 1. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.170.]

15.20.200 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings adopted.

The Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, issued by the International Conference of Building Officials, 1997 Edition, together with amendments and/or additions thereto, is adopted in its entirety by this reference as if fully set forth herein as the dangerous buildings code for the City, except that references to the uniform codes shall be replaced with the appropriate technical codes and sections as adopted by this City. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.185.]

15.20.205 UCADB Section 205, Appeals, amended.

Section 205 of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings is amended to read:

SECTION 205 – APPEALS

Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official shall be made to the hearing examiner in accordance with the requirements and process of Chapter 19.30 KMC. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder has been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply or an equally good or better solution is proposed. The hearing examiner shall have not authority relative to interpretation of the administrative provisions of this code nor shall the hearing examiner be empowered to waive requirements of either this code or the technical codes which are the codes, appendices and referenced code standards adopted by the city.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-0333 § 7. Formerly 15.20.190.]

15.20.210 UCADB Section 501.2, Processing of Appeals, amended.

Section 501.2 of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings is amended to read:

501.2 Processing of Appeal. Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official shall be made to the hearing examiner in accordance with the requirements and process of Chapter 19.30 KMC.

[Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-0333 § 8. Formerly 15.20.195.]

15.20.215 UCADB Section 501.3 deleted.

Section 501.3 of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings is deleted. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-0333 § 9. Formerly 15.20.200.]

15.20.220 UCADB Chapter 6 deleted.

Chapter 6, “Procedures for Conduct of Hearing Appeals,” of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings is deleted. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-0333 § 10. Formerly 15.20.205.]

15.20.225 International Existing Building Code adopted.

The 2015 Edition of the International Existing Building Code, excluding Chapter 1, “Scope and Administration,” as published by the International Code Council, is adopted, together with Appendix A, “Guidelines for the Seismic Retrofit of Existing Buildings,” and the amendments set forth in Chapter 51-50 WAC. The Construction Administrative Code, as set forth in Chapter 15.30 KMC, shall be used in place of IEBC Chapter 1. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 13-0360 § 5 (Exh. B); Ord. 10-0310 § 3 (Exh. B). Formerly 15.20.210.]

15.20.230 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code adopted.

The 2015 Edition of the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, excluding Chapter 1, as published by the International Code Council, is adopted, together with the amendments set forth in Chapter 51-50 WAC. The Construction Administrative Code, as set forth in Chapter 15.30 KMC, shall be used in place of ISPSC Chapter 1. [Ord. 16-0423 § 3 (Exh. C).]