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  • CHAPTER17
    SPECIAL INSPECTIONS AND TESTS

    User note: Code change proposals to sections preceded by the designation [BF] will be considered by the IBC — Fire
    Safety Code Development Committee during the 2015 (Group A) Code Development Cycle. Sections preceded by the
    designation [F] will be considered by the International Fire Code Development Committee during the 2016 (Group B)
    Code Development Cycle. All other code change proposals will be considered by the IBC — Structural Code
    Development Committee during the Group B cycle. See explanation on page iv.

    SECTION1701
    GENERAL

    1701.1 Scope.

    The provisions of this chapter shall govern the quality, workmanship and requirements for materials covered. Materials of construction and tests shall conform to the applicable standards listed in this code.

    1701.2 New materials.

    New building materials, equipment, appliances, systems or methods of construction not provided for in this code, and any material of questioned suitability proposed for use in the construction of a building or structure, shall be subjected to the tests prescribed in this chapter and in the approved rules to determine character, quality and limitations of use.