Buildings and structures erected in areas prone to flooding shall be constructed by methods and practices that minimize flood damage. Where a household fire alarm system is installed, it shall become a permanent fixture of the occupancy, owned by the homeowner. The exposed area of an individual pane is larger than 9 square feet (0.836 m. The bottom edge of the glazing is less than 18 inches (457 mm) above the floor. Required guards at open-sided walking surfaces, including stairs, porches, balconies or landings, shall be not less than 36 inches (914 mm) in height as measured vertically above the adjacent walking surface or the line connecting the nosings. Parapets constructed in accordance with Section R302.2.5 shall be constructed for townhouses as an extension of exterior walls or common walls in accordance with the following: Where roof surfaces adjacent to the wall or walls are at different elevations and the higher roof is not more than 30 inches (762 mm) above the lower roof, the parapet shall extend not less than 30 inches (762 mm) above the lower roof surface. 0 Ships ladders shall not be used as an element of a means of egress. The horizontal area of the window well shall be not less than 9 square feet (0.9 m2), with a horizontal projection and width of not less than 36 inches (914 mm). Plain carbon steel fasteners in SBX/DOT and zinc borate preservative-treated wood in an interior, dry environment shall be permitted. To be structurally independent of the foundation system of the structure, to not transfer flood loads to the, To be self-supporting, structural slabs capable of remaining intact and functional under base flood conditions, including erosion and local scour, and the, Are constructed with insect screening or open lattice; or, Are designed to break away or collapse without causing collapse, displacement or other structural damage to the elevated portion of the building or supporting foundation system. The Building Codes Council has amended Chapter 8 of the Code of Regulations to correct scrivener's errors in the modifications to the South Carolina Building Codes. There shall be a floor or landing at the top and bottom of each stairway. The allowable deflection of any structural member under the live load listed in Sections R301.5 and R301.6 or wind loads determined by Section R301.2.1 shall not exceed the values in Table R301.7. Vertically at the ceiling and floor levels. For SI: 1 pound per square foot = 0.0479 kPa, 1 mile per hour = 0.447 m/s. Where dwelling additions have basements, an emergency escape and rescue opening shall be provided in the new basement. Richland County has adopted the 2012 International Building, Residential, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fuel Gas and Fire Code, the 2009 ANSI A 117.1 (accessibility) and the 2011 National Electric Code. 0 For effective areas between those given, the load shall be interpolated or the load associated with the lower effective area shall be used. End use for which the product was treated. The annular space between the wall membrane and the box shall not exceed 1/8 inch (3.1 mm). Staples shall be of stainless steel. Exception: The ladder or steps required by Section R310.2.3.1 shall be permitted to encroach not more than 6 inches (152 mm) into the required dimensions of the window well. 220.127.116.11 Wind Zone 4—ultimate design wind speed, Vult > 170 mph (76 m/s). the South Carolina Building Codes Council has approved the following modifications to the 2012 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC). Exception: Locating electrical systems, equipment and components; heating, ventilating, air-conditioning; plumbing appliances and plumbing fixtures; duct systems; and other service equipment is permitted below the elevation required in Section R322.2 or R322.3 provided that they are designed and installed to prevent water from entering or accumulating within the components and to resist hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads and stresses, including the effects of buoyancy, during the occurrence of flooding to the design flood elevation in accordance with ASCE 24. Handrails shall be continuous for the full length of the flight, from a point directly above the top riser of the flight to a point directly above the lowest riser of the flight. Where there is a conflict with this code section and a locally adopted flood ordinance, the more restrictive provision shall apply. As an alternative to the requirements in Section R301.1, the following standards are permitted subject to the limitations of this code and the limitations therein. Exception: The aggregate area of a mezzanine located within a dwelling unit equipped with a fire sprinkler system in accordance with Section P2904 shall not be greater than one-half of the floor area of the room, provided that the mezzanine meets all of the following requirements: Mezzanines shall be open and unobstructed to the room in which they are located except for walls not more than 36 inches (914 mm) in height, columns and posts. §6-9-50(1976, as amended), modified and adopted by the South Carolina Building Codes Council, must be enforced by every South Carolina municipality and county. The walls of enclosed areas shall have openings installed such that: Foundation walls for buildings and structures erected in flood hazard areas shall meet the requirements of Chapter 4. Residential Building Permit Application – rev. The wall separation provisions of Table R302.6 shall not apply to garage walls that are perpendicular to the adjacent dwelling unit wall. Carports shall be open on not less than two sides. Get everyone on the same page and streamline code research. The clear width at and below the handrails shall be not less than 20 inches. The openable area to the outdoors shall be not less than 4 percent of the floor area being ventilated. The building is within the requirements of Section R301.2.2.2.6 for being considered as regular. Stairways shall be not less than 36 inches (914 mm) in clear width at all points above the permitted handrail height and below the required headroom height. Exception: A drainage system for window wells is not required where the foundation is on well-drained soil or sand-gravel mixture soils in accordance with the United Soil Classification System, Group I Soils, as detailed in Table R405.1. 3.6. The mandatory codes referenced in S.C, Ann. Print chapters, sections, and subsections for frequently used code. The bottom of each opening shall be not more than 1 foot (305 mm) above the higher of the final interior. Framing supported directly by continuous foundations at the perimeter of the building. Recessed luminaires installed in the building thermal envelope shall meet the requirements of Section N1102.4.5 of this code. Note: Lines defining areas are approximate only. Where a household carbon monoxide detection system is installed, it shall become a permanent fixture of the occupancy and owned by the homeowner. Exception: A switch is not required where remote, central or automatic control of lighting is provided. Permit Applications. Carbon monoxide alarms shall receive their primary power from the building wiring where such wiring is served from a commercial source and, where primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery. South Carolina Energy Standard The residential provisions of the South Carolina Energy Standard reference the 2009 IECC passed 4/2/2012; effective 1/1/2013. Building Codes in Effect for South Carolina. Ladders or steps required by this section shall not be required to comply with, Where bars, grilles, covers, screens or similar devices are placed over, Not less than one egress door shall be provided for each, Storm and screen doors shall be permitted to swing over exterior, Egress from habitable levels including habitable. Enforcement of the SC Pesticide Control Act and enforced by the Clemson University Department of Pesticide Lines defining areas are approximate only. The City of Columbia adopts building codes generally every two years. Exception: Portions of floors that do not support shear walls, braced wall panels above, or roofs shall be permitted to extend not more than 6 feet (1829 mm) beyond a shear wall or braced wall line. Glazing where the bottom exposed edge of the glazing is less than 36 inches (914 mm) above the plane of the adjacent walking surface of stairways, landings between flights of stairs and ramps shall be considered to be a hazardous location. Where the stairway has a straight run, the depth in the direction of travel shall be not less than 36 inches (914 mm). Horizontally at intervals not exceeding 10 feet (3048 mm). In these designated areas, topographic wind effects shall apply only to buildings sited on the top half of an isolated hill, ridge or escarpment where all of the following conditions exist: Buildings in Seismic Design Categories C, D0, D1, and D2 shall be constructed in accordance with the requirements of this section and other seismic requirements of this code. Don't miss relevant code. Openings in garage walls shall comply with Section R302.5. For the purpose of applying the criteria of AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100 based on the intended use, sunrooms shall be identified as one of the following categories by the permit applicant, design professional or the property owner or owner's agent in the construction documents. Electrical wiring systems are permitted to be located below the required elevation provided that they conform to the provisions of the electrical part of this code for wet locations. Window wells shall be designed for proper drainage by connecting to the building's foundation drainage system required by Section R405.1 or by an approved alternative method. Every municipality and county in South Carolina that does not legally “Opt out” of the Code Enforcement Program, must enforce the mandatory building codes referenced in. Use is permitted only by the exception to Section R308.3.1. Exception: A floor or landing is not required at the top of an interior flight of stairs, including stairs in an enclosed garage, provided that a door does not swing over the stairs. The City of Beaufort Building Codes Department is here to assist owners and development professionals through the permitting and construction process for projects of all sizes, from fences and signs to new buildings. Where the story height limits of this section are exceeded, the design of the building, or the noncompliant portions thereof, to resist wind and seismic loads shall be in accordance with the International South Carolina Building Code. The triangular openings at the open side of, Operable window openings will not allow a 4-inch-. Buildings located in Seismic Design Category E in accordance with Figure R301.2(2), or Figure R301.2(3) where applicable, are permitted to be reclassified as being in Seismic Design Category D2 provided that one of the following is done: Buildings located in Seismic Design Category E that conform to the following additional restrictions are permitted to be constructed in accordance with the provisions for Seismic Design Category D2 of this code: Average dead loads shall not exceed 15 pounds per square foot (720 Pa) for the combined roof and ceiling assemblies (on a horizontal projection) or 10 pounds per square foot (480 Pa) for floor assemblies, except as further limited by Section R301.2.2. h�bbd``b`Z$[A��`�,� �'��̌ �S1D�i� ҡ$n�1012�Y��&�3*�0 Xm Laurens County, South Carolina. 2018 Code Modifications; 2018 IRC Code Changes; 2015 International Building Code; South Carolina State Modifications to 2015 Codes (PDF) 2018 International Building Code; 2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings; Utility Company Requirements for Electrical Service and Meters (PDF) Outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms. The tread depth shall be measured horizontally between the vertical planes of the foremost projection of adjacent treads and at a right angle to the tread's leading edge. Sunrooms shall comply with AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100. %PDF-1.5 %���� Where alterations, repairs or additions requiring a permit occur, the individual dwelling unit shall be equipped with carbon monoxide alarms located as required for new dwellings. A single concentrated load applied in any direction at any point along the top. Floor assemblies located directly over a space protected by an. Glazing in fixed and operable panels of swinging, sliding and bifold doors shall be considered to be a hazardous location. The 10-foot (3048 mm) separation is not required where the intake opening is located 3 feet (914 mm) or greater below the contaminant source. South Carolina requires the use of pressure-treated #2 Southern Pine lumber or better. 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