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  • CHAPTER5
    CLASSIFICATION OF WORK

    SECTION501
    GENERAL

    501.1 Scope.

    The provisions of this chapter shall be used in conjunction with Chapters 6 through 13 and shall apply to the alteration, repair, addition and change of occupancy of existing structures, including historic and moved structures, as referenced in Section 301.1.2. The work performed on an existing building shall be classified in accordance with this chapter.

    501.1.1 Compliance with other alternatives.

    Alterations, repairs, additions and changes of occupancy to existing structures shall comply with the provisions of Chapters 6 through 13 or with one of the alternatives provided in Section 301.1.

    501.2 Work area.

    The work area, as defined in Chapter 2, shall be identified on the construction documents.

    SECTION502
    REPAIRS

    502.1 Scope.

    Repairs, as defined in Chapter 2, include the patching or restoration or replacement of damaged materials, elements, equipment or fixtures for the purpose of maintaining such components in good or sound condition with respect to existing loads or performance requirements.

    502.2 Application.

    Repairs shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 6.

    502.3 Related work.

    Work on nondamaged components that is necessary for the required repair of damaged components shall be considered part of the repair and shall not be subject to the provisions of Chapter 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11.

    SECTION503
    ALTERATION—LEVEL 1

    503.1 Scope.

    Level 1 alterations include the removal and replacement or the covering of existing materials, elements, equipment, or fixtures using new materials, elements, equipment, or fixtures that serve the same purpose.

    503.2 Application.

    Level 1 alterations shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 7.

    SECTION504
    ALTERATION—LEVEL 2

    504.1 Scope.

    Level 2 alterations include the reconfiguration of space, the addition or elimination of any door or window, the reconfiguration or extension of any system, or the installation of any additional equipment.

    504.2 Application.

    Level 2 alterations shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 7 for Level 1 alterations as well as the provisions of Chapter 8.

    SECTION505
    ALTERATION—LEVEL 3

    505.1 Scope.

    Level 3 alterations apply where the work area exceeds 50 percent of the building area.

    505.2 Application.

    Level 3 alterations shall comply with the provisions of Chapters 7 and 8 for Level 1 and 2 alterations, respectively, as well as the provisions of Chapter 9.

    SECTION506
    CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY

    506.1 Scope.

    Change of occupancy provisions apply where the activity is classified as a change of occupancy as defined in Chapter 2.

    506.2 Application.

    Changes of occupancy shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 10.

    SECTION507
    ADDITIONS

    507.1 Scope.

    Provisions for additions shall apply where work is classified as an addition as defined in Chapter 2.

    507.2 Application.

    Additions to existing buildings shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 11.

    SECTION508
    HISTORIC BUILDINGS

    508.1 Scope.

    Historic building provisions shall apply to buildings classified as historic as defined in Chapter 2.

    508.2 Application.

    Except as specifically provided for in Chapter 12, historic buildings shall comply with applicable provisions of this code for the type of work being performed.

    SECTION509
    RELOCATED BUILDINGS

    509.1 Scope.

    Relocated building provisions shall apply to relocated or moved buildings.

    509.2 Application.

    Relocated buildings shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 13.

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