24 CFR § 200.925b - Residential and institutional building code comparison items.

§ 200.925b Residential and institutional building code comparison items.

HUD will review each local code submitted under this chapter to determine whether it regulates all of the following areas and subareas:

(a) Fire safety.

(1) Construction types permitted;

(2) Allowable height and area;

(3) Fire separations;

(4) Fire resistance requirements;

(5) Means of egress (number and distance);

(6) Individual unit smoke detectors;

(7) Building alarm systems;

(8) Highrise criteria;

(b) Light and ventilation.

(1) Habitable rooms;

(2) Bath and toilet rooms.

(c) Structural loads and seismic design.

(1) Design live loads;

(2) Design dead loads;

(3) Snow loads;

(4) Wind loads.

(5) Earthquake loads (in localities identified by ASCE 7-88 (formerly ANSI A58.1-82) as being in seismic zones 1, 2, 3, or 4, and Guam).

(6) Special loads, i.e., soil pressure, railings, interior walls etc.

(d) Foundation systems.

(1) Soil tests;

(2) Foundation depths;

(3) Footings;

(4) Foundation materials criteria;

(5) Piles, i.e., materials, allowable stresses, design;

(6) Excavation;

(e) Materials standards.

(f) Construction components.

(1) Steel;

(2) Masonry;

(3) Concrete;

(4) Gypsum;

(5) Lumber;

(6) Roof construction and covering;

(7) Chimneys and fireplaces.

(g) Glass.

(1) Thickness/area requirements;

(2) Safety glazing.

(h) Mechanical.

(1) Heating, cooling and ventilation systems;

(2) Boilers and pressure vessels;

(3) Gas, liquid and solid fuel piping and equipment;

(4) Chimneys and vents;

(5) Ventilation (air changes).

(i) Plumbing.

(1) Materials standards;

(2) Sizing and installing drainage systems;

(3) Vents and venting;

(4) Traps;

(5) Cleanouts;

(6) Plumbing fixtures;

(7) Water supply and distribution;

(8) Storm drain systems.

(j) Electrical.

(1) Wiring design and protection;

(2) Wiring methods and materials;

(3) Equipment for general use;

(4) Special equipment;

(5) Special conditions;

(6) Communication systems.

(k) Elevators.

(1) Reference ASME/ANSI Standard A 17.1-1987; and the ASME/ANSI A17.1b-1989 Addenda.

(2) Acceptance tests and periodic tests.

[49 FR 18696, May 1, 1984, as amended at 51 FR 28699, Aug. 11, 1986; 58 FR 60248, Nov. 15, 1993; 59 FR 36695, July 19, 1994]

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