24 CFR § 200.926a - Residential building code comparison items.

§ 200.926a Residential building code comparison items.

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

(a) Fire Safety.

(1) Allowable height;

(2) Fire separations;

(3) Fire resistance requirements;

(4) Egress doors and windows;

(5) Unit smoke detectors;

(6) Flame spread.

(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 (for jurisdictions with snow loading conditions identified in Section 7 of ASCE-7-88 (formerly ANSI A58.1-82);

(4) Wind loads;

(5) Earthquake loads (for jurisdictions in seismic zones 3 or 4, as identified in Section 9 of ASCE-7-88 (formerly ANSI A58.1-82)).

(d) Foundation systems.

(1) Foundation depths;

(2) Footings;

(3) Foundation materials criteria.

(e) Materials standards.

(1) Materials standards.

(f) Construction components.

(1) Steel;

(2) Masonry;

(3) Concrete;

(4) Lumber;

(5) Roof construction and covering;

(6) Chimneys and fireplaces.

(g) Glass.

(1) Thickness/area requirements;

(2) Safety glazing.

(h) Mechanical.

(1) Heating, cooling and ventilation systems;

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

(3) Chimneys and vents;

(4) 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) Sewage disposal systems.

(j) Electrical.

(1) Branch circuits;

(2) Services;

(3) Grounding;

(4) Wiring methods;

(5) Cable;

(6) Conduit;

(7) Outlets, switches and junction boxes;

(8) Panelboards.

[50 FR 39594, Sept. 27, 1985, as amended at 59 FR 36695, July 19, 1994]

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