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File #: 15-1255   
Type: City Code Amendments
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 1/29/2015
Posting Language: Consideration of the following ordinances relating to the adoption of the 2015 editions of the International Code Council (ICC) building-related and fire codes: [Erik Walsh, Deputy City Manager; Roderick Sanchez, Director, Development Services]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance - Chapter 10, 2. UPDATED Draft Ordinance - Chapter 10 - UPDATED on January 27
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DEPARTMENT: Development Services

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Roderick J. Sanchez



Consideration of the following:

A) An Ordinance amending Chapter 10 of the City Code of San Antonio, Texas, by adopting the 2015 editions of the International Building Code, the International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, the International Plumbing Code, the International Mechanical Code, the International Energy Conservation Code, the International Existing Building Code, the International Fuel Gas Code , the 2014 National Electrical Code, and corresponding local amendments, thereto; and
B) An Ordinance amending Chapter 11 of the City Code of San Antonio, Texas, by adopting the 2015 International Fire Code and local amendments.

SUMMARY: The Ordinances identified above seek to update the various International family of codes currently adopted and enforced by the City of San Antonio to the 2015 editions, the 2014 National Electrical Code, and corresponding local amendments.


The building-related and fire codes that apply to the construction, alteration, enlargement, replacement, use and occupancy of every building or structure are updated by the International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) every three years. Currently, San Antonio is operating under the 2012 editions of the International Building Code (IBC), International Existing Building Code (IEBC), International Fire Code (IFC), International Residential Code (IRC), International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), International Plumbing Code (IPC), the 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the 2009 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
Since January 2014, Development Services Department (DSD) has reviewed the updated codes along with the San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) and the Office of Sustainability...

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