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Chapter 1 Administration
Chapter 2 Definitions and Abbreviations
Chapter 3 Use or Occupancy
Chapter 4 Special Use and Occupancy
Chapter 5 General Building Limitations
Chapter 6 Types of Construction
Chapter 7 Fire-resistant Materials and Construction
Chapter 8 Interior Finishes
Chapter 9 Fire-protection Systems
Chapter 10 Means of Egress
Chapter 11 Accessibility
Chapter 12 Interior Environment
Chapter 13 Energy Conservation
Chapter 14 Exterior Wall Coverings
Chapter 15 Roofs and Roof Structures

Excerpts from Chapter 16 Structural Forces
Excerpts from Chapter 17 Structural Tests and Inspections
Excerpts from Chapter 18 Foundations and Retaining Walls
Excerpts from Chapter 19 Concrete

Chapter 20 is printed in volume 2 of the Uniform Building Code.

Excerpts from Chapter 21 Masonry
Excerpts from Chapter 22 Steel
Excerpts from Chapter 23 Wood

Chapter 24 Glass and Glazing
Chapter 25 Gypsum Board and Plaster
Chapter 26 Plastic
Chapter 27 Electrical Systems
Chapter 28 Mechanical Systems
Chapter 29 Plumbing Systems
Chapter 30 Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Moving Walks
Chapter 31 Special Construction
Chapter 32 Construction in the Public Right of Way
Chapter 33 Site Work, Demolition and Construction
Chapter 34 Existing Structures
Chapter 35 Uniform Building Code Standards

Appendix Chapter 3 Use or Occupancy
Appendix Chapter 4 Special Use and Occupancy
Appendix Chapter 9 Basement Pipe Inlets
Appendix Chapter 10 Building Security
Appendix Chapter 11 Accessibility
Appendix Chapter 12 Interior Environment
Appendix Chapter 13 Energy Conservation in New Building Construction
Appendix Chapter 15 Reroofing

Excerpts from Appendix Chapter 16 Structural Forces
Excerpts from Appendix Chapter 18

Appendix Chapter 19 is printed in Volume 2 of the
Uniform Building Code.


Excerpts from Appendix Chapter 21
Excerpts from Appendix Chapter 23

Appendix Chapter 29 Minimum Plumbing Fixtures
Appendix Chapter 30 Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Moving Walks
Appendix Chapter 31 Special Construction
Appendix Chapter 33 Excavation and Grading
Appendix Chapter 34 Existing Structures

TABLE LIST
FIGURE LIST
KEY WORD INDEX

Chapter 1 Administration

Section 101 - Title, Purpose and Scope
Section 102 - Unsafe Buildings or Structures
Section 103 - Violations
Section 104 - Organization and Enforcement
Section 105 - Board of Appeals
Section 106 - Permits
Section 107 - Fees
Section 108 - Inspections
Section 109 - Certificate of Occupancy

Chapter 2 Definitions and Abbreviations

Section 201 - Definitions
Section 202 - A
Section 203 - B
Section 204 - C
Section 205 - D
Section 206 - E
Section 207 - F
Section 208 - G
Section 209 - H
Section 210 - I
Section 211 - J
Section 212 - K
Section 213 - L
Section 214 - M
Section 215 - N
Section 216 - O
Section 217 - P
Section 218 - Q
Section 219 - R
Section 220 - S
Section 221 - T
Section 222 - U
Section 223 - V
Section 224 - W
Section 225 - X
Section 226 - Y
Section 227 - Z

Chapter 3 Use or Occupancy

Section 301 - Occupancy Classified
Section 302 - Mixed Use or Occupancy
Section 303 - Requirements for Group A Occupancies
Section 304 - Requirements for Group B Occupancies
Section 305 - Requirements for Group E Occupancies
Section 306 - Requirements for Group F Occupancies
Section 307 - Requirements for Group H Occupancies
Section 308 - Requirements for Group I Occupancies
Section 309 - Requirements for Group M Occupancies
Section 310 - Requirements for Group R Occupancies
Section 311 - Requirements for Group S Occupancies
Section 312 - Requirements for Group U Occupancies

Chapter 4 Special Use and Occupancy

Section 401 - Scope
Section 402 - Atria
Section 403 - Special Provisions for Group B Office Buildings and Group R, Division 1 Occupancies
Section 404 - Covered Mall Buildings
Section 405 - Stages and Platforms
Section 406 - Motion Picture Projection Rooms
Section 407 - Cellulose Nitrate Film
Section 408 - Amusement Buildings
Section 409 - Pedestrian Walkways
Section 410 - Medical Gas Systems in Groups B and I Occupancies
Section 411 - Compressed Gases
Section 412 - Aviation Control Towers
Section 413 - Detention and Correction Facilities
Section 414 - Agricultural Buildings
Section 415 - Group R, Division 3 Occupancies
Section 416 - Group R, Division 4 Occupancies
Section 417 - Barriers for Swimming Pools
Section 418 - Fallout Shelters

Chapter 5 General Building Limitations

Section 501 - Scope
Section 502 - Premises Identification
Section 503 - Location on Property
Section 504 - Allowable Floor Areas
Section 505 - Allowable Area Increases
Section 506 - Maximum Height of Buildings and Increases
Section 507 - Mezzanines
Section 508 - Fire-resistive Substitution
Section 509 - Guardrails

Chapter 6 Types of Construction

Section 601 - Classification of All Buildings by Types of Construction and General Requirements
Section 602 - Type I Fire-resistive Buildings
Section 603 - Type II Buildings
Section 604 - Type III Buildings
Section 605 - Type IV Buildings
Section 606 - Type V Buildings

Chapter 7 Fire-resistant Materials and Construction

Section 701 - Scope
Section 702 - Definitions
Section 703 - Fire-resistive Materials and Systems
Section 704 - Protection of Structural Members
Section 705 - Projections
Section 706 - Construction Joints
Section 707 - Insulation
Section 708 - Fire Blocks and Draft Stops
Section 709 - Walls and Partitions
Section 710 - Floor-Ceilings or Roof-Ceilings
Section 711 - Shaft Enclosures
Section 712 - Usable Space under Floors
Section 713 - Fire-resistive Assemblies for Protection of Openings
Section 714 - Through-penetration Fire Stops

Chapter 8 Interior Finishes

Section 801 - General
Section 802 - Testing and Classification of Materials
Section 803 - Application of Controlled Interior Finish
Section 804 - Maximum Allowable Flame Spread
Section 805 - Textile Wall Coverings
Section 806 - Insulation
Section 807 - Sanitation

Chapter 9 Fire-protection Systems

Section 901 - Scope
Section 902 - Standards of Quality
Section 903 - Definitions
Section 904 - Fire-extinguishing Systems
Section 905 - Smoke Control
Section 906 - Smoke and Heat Venting

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Section 1001 - General
Section 1002 - Occupant Load
Section 1003 - Exits Required
Section 1004 - Doors
Section 1005 - Corridors and Exterior Exit Balconies
Section 1006 - Stairways
Section 1007 - Ramps
Section 1008 - Horizontal Exit
Section 1009 - Stairway, Ramp and Escalator Enclosures
Section 1010 - Exit Courts
Section 1011 - Exit Passageways
Section 1012 - Exit Illumination
Section 1013 - Exit Signs
Section 1014 - Aisles
Section 1015 - Seat Spacing
Section 1016 - Group A Occupancies
Section 1017 - Group E Occupancies
Section 1018 - Group H Occupancies
Section 1019 - Group I Occupancies
Section 1020 - Special Hazards
Section 1021 - Reviewing Stands, Grandstands, Bleachers and Folding and Telescoping Seating
Section 1022 - Building Security

Chapter 11 Accessibility

Section 1101 - Scope
Section 1102 - Definitions
Section 1103 - Building Accessibility
Section 1104 - Egress and Areas of Refuge
Section 1105 - Facility Accessibility

Chapter 12 Interior Environment

Section 1201 - General
Section 1202 - Light and Ventilation in Groups A, B, E, F, H, I, M and S Occupancies
Section 1203 - Light and Ventilation in Group R Occupancies
Section 1204 - Eaves
Section 1205 - Alternate Ventilation when Applicable

Chapter 13 Energy Conservation

Section 1301 - Solar Energy Collectors

Chapter 14 Exterior Wall Coverings

Section 1401 - General
Section 1402 - Weather Protection
Section 1403 - Veneer
Section 1404 - Vinyl Siding

Chapter 15 Roofs and Roof Structures

Section 1501 - Scope
Section 1502 - Definitions
Section 1503 - Roof-covering Requirements
Section 1504 - Roof-covering Classification
Section 1505 - Attics: Access, Draft Stops and Ventilation
Section 1506 - Roof Drainage
Section 1507 - Roof-covering Materials and Application
Section 1508 - Valley Flashing
Section 1509 - Other Flashing
Section 1510 - Roof Insulation
Section 1511 - Penthouses and Roof Structures
Section 1512 - Towers and Spires
Section 1513 - Access to Rooftop Equipment

Excerpts from Chapter 16 Structural Forces

Section 1601 - Scope
Section 1602 - Definitions
Section 1603 - Design Methods
Section 1604 - Floor Design
Section 1605 - Roof Design
Section 1606 - Reduction of Live Loads
Section 1607 - Alternate Floor Live Load Reduction
Section 1608 - Deflection
Section 1609 - Special Design
Section 1610 - Walls and Structural Framing
Section 1611 - Anchorage of Concrete or Masonry Walls
Section 1612 - Prefabricated Construction

Excerpts from Chapter 17 Structural Tests and Inspections

Section 1701 - Special Inspections
Section 1702 - Structural Observation
Section 1703 - Nondestructive Testing
Section 1704 - Prefabricated Construction

Excerpts from Chapter 18 Foundations and Retaining Walls

Section 1801 - Scope
Section 1802 - Quality and Design
Section 1803 - Soil Classification - Expansive Soil
Section 1804 - Foundation Investigation
Section 1805 - Allowable Foundation and Lateral Pressures
Section 1806 - Footings
Section 1807 - Piles - General Requirements
Section 1808 - Specific Pile Requirements
Section 1809 - Foundation Construction - Seismic Zones 3 and 4

Excerpts from Chapter 19 Concrete

Section 1900 - Source
Section 1901 - Scope
Section 1902 - Definitions
Section 1903 - Specifications For Tests and Materials
Section 1904 - Durability Requirements
Section 1905 - Concrete Quality, Mixing and Placing
Section 1906 - Formwork, Embedded Pipes and Construction Joints
Section 1907 - Details of Reinforcement
Section 1915 - Footings
Section 1923 - Plain Concrete
Section 1924 - Minimum Slab Thickness

Excerpts from Chapter 21 Masonry

Section 2101 - General
Section 2102 - Material Standards
Section 2103 - Mortar and Grout
Section 2104 - Construction
Section 2105 - Quality Assurance
Section 2107 - Working Stress Design of Masonry
Section 2109 - Empirical Design of Masonry
Section 2110 - Glass Masonry
Section 2111 - Chimneys, Fireplaces and Barbecues

Excerpts from Chapter 22 Steel

Section 2201 - Scope
Section 2202 - Design and Identification of Steel for Structures

Excerpts from Chapter 23 Wood

Section 2301 - Scope
Section 2302 - Definitions and Symbols
Section 2303 - General
Section 2305 - Identification
Section 2306 - Horizontal Member Design
Section 2311 - Timber Connectors and Fasteners
Section 2312 - Structural Glued-Laminated Timber Design
Section 2313 - Design of Glued Built-Up Members
Section 2316 - Wood Combined with Masonry or Concrete
Section 2317 - Decay and Termite Protection
Section 2318 - Wall Framing
Section 2319 - Floor Framing
Section 2320 - Exterior Wall Coverings
Section 2321 - Interior Paneling
Section 2322 - Sheathing
Section 2323 - Mechanically Laminated Floors and Decks
Section 2324 - Post-Beam Connectors
Section 2325 - Fastenings
Section 2326 - Conventional Light-Frame Construction Provisions

Chapter 24 Glass and Glazing

Section 2401 - Scope
Section 2402 - Identification
Section 2403 - Area Limitations
Section 2404 - Glazing Support and Framing
Section 2405 - Louvered Windows and Jalousies
Section 2406 - Safety Glazing
Section 2407 - Hinged Shower Doors
Section 2408 - Racquetball and Squash Courts
Section 2409 - Sloped Glazing and Skylights

Chapter 25 Gypsum Board and Plaster

Section 2501 - Scope
Section 2502 - Materials
Section 2503 - Vertical Assemblies
Section 2504 - Horizontal Assemblies
Section 2505 - Interior Lath
Section 2506 - Exterior Lath
Section 2507 - Interior Plaster
Section 2508 - Exterior Plaster
Section 2509 - Exposed Aggregate Plaster
Section 2510 - Pneumatically Placed Plaster (Gunite)
Section 2511 - Gypsum Wallboard
Section 2512 - Use of Gypsum in Showers and Water Closets
Section 2513 - Shear-resisting Construction with Wood Frame

Chapter 26 Plastic

Section 2601 - Scope
Section 2602 - Foam Plastic Insulation
Section 2603 - Light-transmitting Plastics
Section 2604 - Plastic Veneer

Chapter 27 Electrical Systems

Section 2701 - Electrical Code

Chapter 28 Mechanical Systems

Section 2801 - Mechanical Code
Section 2802 - Refrigeration System Machinery Room

Chapter 29 Plumbing Systems

Section 2901 - Plumbing Code
Section 2902 - Number of Fixtures
Section 2903 - Alternate Number of Fixtures
Section 2904 - Access to Water Closet Stool

Chapter 30 Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Moving Walks

Section 3001 - Scope
Section 3002 - Elevator and Elevator Lobby Enclosures
Section 3003 - Special Provisions
Section 3004 - Hoistway Venting
Section 3005 - Elevator Machine Room
Section 3006 - Change in Use
Section 3007 - Additional Doors

Chapter 31 Special Construction

Section 3101 - Scope
Section 3102 - Chimneys, Fireplaces and Barbecues
Section 3103 - Temporary Buildings or Structures

Chapter 32 Construction in the Public Right of Way

Section 3201 - General
Section 3202 - Projection into Alleys
Section 3203 - Space below Sidewalk
Section 3204 - Balconies, Sun-control Devices and Appendages
Section 3205 - Marquees
Section 3206 - Awnings
Section 3207 - Doors

Chapter 33 Site Work, Demolition and Construction

Section 3301 - Excavations and Fills
Section 3302 - Preparation of Building Site
Section 3303 - Protection of Pedestrians during Construction or Demolition

Chapter 34 Existing Structures

Section 3401 - General
Section 3402 - Maintenance
Section 3403 - Additions, Alterations or Repairs
Section 3404 - Moved Buildings
Section 3405 - Change in Use

Chapter 35 Uniform Building Code Standards

Section 3501 - U.B.C. Standards
Section 3502 - Standard of Duty
Section 3503 - Recognized Standards

Appendix Chapter 3 Use or Occupancy

Division I- Detention and Correctional Facilities

Section 313 - Scope
Section 314 - Application
Section 315 - Definitions
Section 316 - Construction, Requirement Exceptions
Section 317 - Compartmentation
Section 318 - Occupancy Separations
Section 319 - Glazing
Section 320 - Electrical
Section 321 - Automatic Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems
Section 322 - Fire Alarm Systems
Section 323 - Smoke Management
Section 324 - Exits
Section 325 - Fenced Enclosures

Division II - Agricultural Buildings

Section 326 - Scope
Section 327 - Construction, Height and Allowable Area
Section 328 - Occupancy Separations
Section 329 - Exterior Walls and Openings
Section 330 - Exit Facilities

Division III - Requirements for Group R, Division 3 Occupancies

Section 331 - General
Section 332 - One and Two Family Dwelling Code Adopted

Division IV -Requirements for Group R, Division 4 Occupancies

Section 333 - General
Section 334 - Construction, Height and Allowable Area
Section 335 - Location on Property
Section 336 - Exits and Emergency Escapes
Section 337 - Light, Ventilation and Sanitation
Section 338 - Yards and Courts
Section 339 - Room Dimensions
Section 340 - Shaft Enclosures
Section 341 - Fire Alarm Systems
Section 342 - Heating
Section 343 - Special Hazards

Appendix Chapter 4 Special Use and Occupancy

Division I - Barriers for Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs

Section 419 - General
Section 420 - Definitions
Section 421 - Requirements

Division II - Aviation Control Towers

Section 422 - General
Section 423 - Construction, Height and Allowable Area
Section 424 - Exit Facilities
Section 425 - Fire Alarms
Section 426 - Accessibility
Section 427 - Standby Power and Emergency Generation Systems

Division III - Regulations Governing Fallout Shelters

Section 428 - Purpose
Section 429 - Scope
Section 430 - Definitions
Section 431 - Occupancy Requirements
Section 432 - Exits
Section 433 - Flame-spread Index of Interior Surfaces
Section 434 - Minimum Design Loads
Section 435 - Sanitation

Appendix Chapter 9 Basement Pipe Inlets

Section 907 - Basement Pipe Inlets

Appendix Chapter 10 Building Security

Section 1023 - Building Security

Appendix Chapter 11 Accessibility

Division I - Site Accessibility

Section 1106 - Accessible Exterior Routes
Section 1107 - Parking Facilities
Section 1108 - Passenger Loading Zones

Division II - Accessibility for Existing Buildings

Section 1109 - Scope
Section 1110 - Definitions
Section 1111 - Alterations
Section 1112 - Change of Occupancy
Section 1113 - Historic Preservation

Appendix Chapter 12 Interior Environment

Division I - Ventilation

Section 1206 - Scope
Section 1207 - Ventilation

Division II - Sound Transmission Control

Section 1208 - Sound Transmission Control
Section 1209 - Sound Transmission Control Systems

Appendix Chapter 13 Energy Conservation in New Building Construction

Section 1302 - General

Appendix Chapter 15 Reroofing

Section 1514 - General
Section 1515 - Inspections
Section 1516 - Built-up Roofs
Section 1517 - Shingles and Shakes
Section 1518 - Tile
Section 1519 - Metal Roofing
Section 1520 - Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofs
Section 1521 - Other Roofings

Excerpts from Appendix Chapter 16 Structural Forces

Section 1646 - General
Section 1647 - Location
Section 1648 - Maintenance
Section 1649 - Instrumentation of Existing Buildings

Excerpts from Appendix Chapter 18 Waterproofing and Dampproofing Foundations

Section 1819 - Scope
Section 1820 - Groundwater Table Investigation
Section 1821 - Dampproofing Required
Section 1822 - Floor Dampproofing
Section 1823 - Wall Dampproofing
Section 1824 - Other Dampproofing Requirements
Section 1825 - Waterproofing Required
Section 1826 - Floor Waterproofing
Section 1827 - Wall Waterproofing
Section 1828 - Other Dampproofing and Waterproofing Requirements

Excerpts from Appendix Chapter 21 Prescriptive Masonry Construction in High-wind Areas

Section 2112 - General

Excerpts from Appendix Chapter 23 Conventional Light-frame Construction in High-wind Areas

Section 2365 - General

Appendix Chapter 29 Minimum Plumbing Fixtures

Section 2905 - General

Appendix Chapter 30 Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Moving Walks

Section 3008 - Purpose
Section 3009 - Scope
Section 3010 - Definitions
Section 3011 - Permits-Certificates of Inspection
Section 3012 - ANSI Code Adopted
Section 3013 - Design
Section 3014 - Requirements for Operation and Maintenance
Section 3015 - Unsafe Conditions

Appendix Chapter 31 Special Construction

Division I - Flood-resistant Construction

Section 3104 - General
Section 3105 - Manufactured Structures
Section 3106 - Protection of Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Section 3107 - Flood Hazard Zones-A Zones
Section 3108 - Coastal High Hazard Zones-V Zones
Section 3109 - Elevation Certification
Section 3110 - Design Requirements

Division II - Membrane Structures

Section 3111 - General
Section 3112 - Type of Construction and General Requirements
Section 3113 - Inflation Systems
Section 3114 - Section Provisions
Section 3115 - Engineering Design

Division III - Patio Covers

Section 3116 - Patio Covers Defined
Section 3117 - Design Loads
Section 3118 - Light and Ventilation
Section 3119 - Footings

Appendix Chapter 33 Excavation and Grading

Section 3304 - Purpose
Section 3305 - Scope
Section 3306 - Permits Required
Section 3307 - Hazards
Section 3308 - Definitions
Section 3309 - Grading Permit Requirements
Section 3310 - Grading Fees
Section 3311 - Bonds
Section 3312 - Cuts
Section 3313 - Fills
Section 3314 - Setbacks
Section 3315 - Drainage and Terracing
Section 3316 - Erosion Control
Section 3317 - Grading Inspection
Section 3318 - Completion of Work

Appendix Chapter 34 Existing Structures

Division I - Life-safety Requirements for Existing Buildings Other Than High-rise Buildings

Section 3406 - General
Section 3407 - Exits
Section 3408 - Enclosure of Vertical Shafts
Section 3409 - Basement Access or Sprinkler Protection
Section 3410 - Standpipes
Section 3411 - Smoke Detectors
Section 3412 - Separation of Occupancies

Division II - Life-safety Requirements for Existing High-rise Buildings

Section 3413 - Scope
Section 3414 - General
Section 3415 - Compliance Data
Section 3416 - Authority of the Building Official
Section 3417 - Appeals Board
Section 3418 - Specific Provisions and Alternates

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