Chapter 15.30
FREMONT EXISTING BUILDING CODE

Sections:

15.30.010    Title.

15.30.020    Adoption of the 2019 California Existing Building Code with amendments.

15.30.030    2019 CEBC appendix chapters adopted.

15.30.040    2019 CEBC Chapter 1, Division II is not adopted.

15.30.050    Amendment of 2019 CEBC Section 301 (General).

15.30.060    Amendment of 2019 CEBC Section 401 (General).

15.30.070    Amendment to 2019 CEBC 407 (Change of Occupancy).

15.30.010 Title.

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Fremont existing building code” or “FEBC” and will be referred to in this chapter as “this code.” (Ord. 10-2019 § 7, 11-5-19.)

15.30.020 Adoption of the 2019 California Existing Building Code with amendments.

The 2019 Edition of the California Existing Building Code (CEBC) as published by the International Code Council is adopted as the existing building code of the city of Fremont, California, without amendments, as if fully set out in this chapter. A copy of 2019 CEBC shall be maintained on file in the office of the city clerk. (Ord. 10-2019 § 7, 11-5-19.)

15.30.030 2019 CEBC appendix chapters adopted.

The following appendix chapters and divisions of the 2019 California Existing Building Code are adopted by the city of Fremont. The remaining appendix chapters are not adopted.

(a)    Appendix A3 (Prescriptive Provisions for Seismic Strengthening of Cripple Walls and Sill Plate Anchorage of Light, Wood-Frame Residential Buildings). (Ord. 10-2019 § 7, 11-5-19.)

15.30.040 2019 CEBC Chapter 1, Division II is not adopted.

Chapter 1, Division II of the 2019 California Existing Building Code is not adopted by the city of Fremont. Refer to Chapter 15.05 and Section 15.10.040 for administration and enforcement requirements. References to model codes in the adopted sections shall mean the corresponding California codes as adopted by the city of Fremont. (Ord. 10-2019 § 7, 11-5-19.)

15.30.050 Amendment of 2019 CEBC Section 301 (General).

Section 301 of 2019 California Existing Building Code is amended as follows:

301 Scope.

Additions, alterations or repairs to an existing building or structure which are located within the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Area shall comply with the requirements of FMC Section 15.10.250.

Exceptions: {CEBC text not modified}

301.1.1 – 301.5 {CEBC text not modified}

(Ord. 10-2019 § 7, 11-5-19.)

15.30.060 Amendment of 2019 CEBC Section 401 (General).

Section 401 of 2019 California Existing Building Code is amended as follows:

401.1 Scope. {CEBC text not modified}

Additions, alterations or repairs to an existing building or structure which are located within the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Area shall comply with the requirements of FMC Section 15.10.250.

Exceptions: {CEBC text not modified}

401.1.1 – 401.5 {CEBC text not modified}

(Ord. 10-2019 § 7, 11-5-19.)

15.30.070 Amendment to 2019 CEBC 407 (Change of Occupancy).

Section 407 of 2019 California Existing Building Code is amended as follows:

407.1 – 407.4.1 {CEBC text not modified}

407.5 AFES. When a change of occupancy results in a structure being reclassified to a higher occupancy category per Table 407.5.1, an automatic fire extinguishing system shall be installed throughout the structure.

*Table 407.5.1

Relative Hazard

Occupancy Classifications

1 (Highest Hazard)

H

2

I-2, I-3, I-4

3

A, E, I-1, M, R-1, R-2, R-4

4

B, F-1, R-3, S-1

5 (Lowest Hazard)

F-2, S-2, U

*Ref: 2015 IEBC Table 1012.4.

(Ord. 10-2019 § 7, 11-5-19.)