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  • CHAPTER11
    CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS

    SECTION1101
    GENERAL

    1101.1 Scope.

    The provisions of this chapter shall apply to existing buildings constructed prior to the adoption of this code.

    1101.2 Intent.

    The intent of this chapter is to provide a minimum degree of fire and life safety to persons occupying existing buildings by providing minimum construction requirements where such existing buildings do not comply with the minimum requirements of the International Building Code.

    1101.3 Permits.

    Permits shall be required as set forth in Sections 105.6 and 105.7 and the International Building Code.

    1101.4 Owner notification.

    When a building is found to be in noncompliance with this chapter, the fire code official shall duly notify the owner of the building. Upon receipt of such notice, the owner shall, subject to the following time limits, take necessary actions to comply with the provisions of this chapter.

    1101.4.1 Construction documents.

    Construction documents necessary to comply with this chapter shall be completed and submitted within a time schedule approved by the fire code official.

    1101.4.2 Completion of work.

    Work necessary to comply with this chapter shall be completed within a time schedule approved by the fire code official.

    1101.4.3 Extension of time.

    The fire code official is authorized to grant necessary extensions of time when it can be shown that the specified time periods are not physically practical or pose an undue hardship. The granting of an extension of time for compliance shall be based on the showing of good cause and subject to the filing of an acceptable systematic plan of correction with the fire code official.