24 CFR § 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;
(4) Foundation materials criteria;
(5) Piles, i.e., materials, allowable stresses, design;
(e) Materials standards.
(f) Construction components.
(6) Roof construction and covering;
(7) Chimneys and fireplaces.
(1) Thickness/area requirements;
(2) Safety glazing.
(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).
(1) Materials standards;
(2) Sizing and installing drainage systems;
(3) Vents and venting;
(6) Plumbing fixtures;
(7) Water supply and distribution;
(8) Storm drain systems.
(1) Wiring design and protection;
(2) Wiring methods and materials;
(3) Equipment for general use;
(4) Special equipment;
(5) Special conditions;
(6) Communication systems.
(1) Reference ASME/ANSI Standard A 17.1-1987; and the ASME/ANSI A17.1b-1989 Addenda.
(2) Acceptance tests and periodic tests.
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