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Chapter 51-50 WAC

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STATE BUILDING CODE ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT OF THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE

(Formerly chapter 51-40 WAC)

WAC Sections

HTMLPDF51-50-001Authority.
HTMLPDF51-50-002Purpose.
HTMLPDF51-50-003International Building Code.
HTMLPDF51-50-005International Building Code requirements for barrier-free accessibility.
HTMLPDF51-50-007Exceptions.
HTMLPDF51-50-008Implementation.
HTMLPDF51-50-009Recyclable materials, compost, and solid waste storage.
HTMLPDF51-50-0108Temporary structures and uses.
HTMLPDF51-50-0110Section inspections.
HTMLPDF51-50-0200Chapter 2—Definitions.
HTMLPDF51-50-0303Section 303—Assembly Group A.
HTMLPDF51-50-0305Section 305—Educational Group E.
HTMLPDF51-50-0306Section 306—Factory Group F.
HTMLPDF51-50-0308Section 308—Institutional Group I.
HTMLPDF51-50-0309Section 309—Mercantile Group M.
HTMLPDF51-50-0310Section 310—Residential Group R.
HTMLPDF51-50-0312Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-0403Section 403—High-rise buildings.
HTMLPDF51-50-0406Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-0407Section 407—Group I-2.
HTMLPDF51-50-0412Section 412—Aircraft-related occupancies.
HTMLPDF51-50-0420Section 420—Groups I-1, R-1, R-2, R-3.
HTMLPDF51-50-0422Section 422—Ambulatory care facilities.
HTMLPDF51-50-0427Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-0429Section 429—Electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
HTMLPDF51-50-0502Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-0503Section 503—General building height and area limitations.
HTMLPDF51-50-0504Section 504—Building height and number of stories.
HTMLPDF51-50-0505Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-0506Section 506—Building area.
HTMLPDF51-50-0508Section 508—Mixed use and occupancy.
HTMLPDF51-50-0509Section 509—Incidental uses.
HTMLPDF51-50-0510Section 510—Special provisions.
HTMLPDF51-50-0601Section 601—General.
HTMLPDF51-50-0602Section 602—Construction classification.
HTMLPDF51-50-0603Section 603—Combustible material in Types I and II construction.
HTMLPDF51-50-0703Section 703—Fire-resistance ratings and fire tests.
HTMLPDF51-50-0704Section 704—Fire-resistance rating of structural members.
HTMLPDF51-50-0705Section 705—Exterior walls and projections.
HTMLPDF51-50-0706Section 706—Fire walls.
HTMLPDF51-50-07070Section 707—Fire barriers.
HTMLPDF51-50-0708Section 708—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-0710Section 710—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-0713Section 713—Shaft enclosures.
HTMLPDF51-50-0716Section 716—Opening protectives.
HTMLPDF51-50-0717Section 717—Ducts and air transfer openings.
HTMLPDF51-50-0718Section 718—Concealed spaces.
HTMLPDF51-50-0722Section 722—Calculated fire resistance.
HTMLPDF51-50-0803Section 803—Wall and ceiling finishes.
HTMLPDF51-50-0902Section 902—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-0903Section 903—Automatic sprinkler systems.
HTMLPDF51-50-0907Section 907—Fire alarm and detection systems.
HTMLPDF51-50-0908Section 908—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-0909Section 909—Smoke control systems.
HTMLPDF51-50-0911Section 911—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-0913Section 913—Fire pumps.
HTMLPDF51-50-0915Section 915—Carbon monoxide detection.
HTMLPDF51-50-1004Section 1004—Occupant load.
HTMLPDF51-50-1005Section 1005—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1006Section 1006—Number of exits and exit access doorways.
HTMLPDF51-50-1007Section 1007—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1008Section 1008—Means of egress illumination.
HTMLPDF51-50-1009Section 1009—Accessible means of egress.
HTMLPDF51-50-10100Section 1010—Doors, gates, and turnstiles.
HTMLPDF51-50-1011Section 1011—Stairways.
HTMLPDF51-50-1012Section 1012—Ramps.
HTMLPDF51-50-1014Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1015Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1018Section 1018—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1019Section 1019—Exit access stairways and ramps.
HTMLPDF51-50-1020Section 1020—Corridors.
HTMLPDF51-50-1023Section 1023—Interior exit stairways and ramps.
HTMLPDF51-50-10240Section 1024—Exit passageways.
HTMLPDF51-50-1028Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-10300Section 1030—Emergency escape and rescue.
HTMLPDF51-50-1101Section 1101—General.
HTMLPDF51-50-11050Section 1105—Accessible entrances.
HTMLPDF51-50-1106Section 1106—Parking and passenger loading facilities.
HTMLPDF51-50-1107Section 1107—Dwelling units and sleeping units.
HTMLPDF51-50-11090Section 1109—Other features and facilities.
HTMLPDF51-50-1202Section 1202—Ventilation.
HTMLPDF51-50-1203Section 1203—Temperature control.
HTMLPDF51-50-1204Section 1204—Temperature control.
HTMLPDF51-50-1206Section 1206—Sound transmission.
HTMLPDF51-50-1207Section 1207—Interior space dimensions.
HTMLPDF51-50-1208Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1209Section 1209—Toilet and bathroom requirements.
HTMLPDF51-50-1210Section 1210—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1403Section 1403—Performance requirements.
HTMLPDF51-50-1405Section 1405—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1406Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1602Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1604Section 1604—General design requirements.
HTMLPDF51-50-1607Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1609Section 1609—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1613Section 1613—Earthquake loads.
HTMLPDF51-50-1615Tsunami loads.
HTMLPDF51-50-1702Section 1702—Definitions.
HTMLPDF51-50-1705Section 1705—Required special inspections and tests.
HTMLPDF51-50-17090Preconstruction load tests.
HTMLPDF51-50-1710Section 1710—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1715Section 1715—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1807Section 1807—Foundation walls, retaining walls and embedded posts and poles.
HTMLPDF51-50-1901Section 1901—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1903Section 1903—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1904Section 1904—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1905Section 1905—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1908Section 1908—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-1909Section 1909—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-2104Section 2104—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-2106Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-21070Section 2107—Allowable stress design.
HTMLPDF51-50-2108Section 2108—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-2111Section 2111—Masonry fireplaces.
HTMLPDF51-50-2114Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-2115Section 2115—Emission standards.
HTMLPDF51-50-2303Section 2303—Minimum standards and quality.
HTMLPDF51-50-2304Section 2304—General construction requirements.
HTMLPDF51-50-2400Chapter 24—Glass and glazing.
HTMLPDF51-50-2407Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-2603Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-2702Section 2702—Emergency and standby power systems.
HTMLPDF51-50-2900Chapter 29—Plumbing systems.
HTMLPDF51-50-3001Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-30020Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-3004Section 3004—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-30050Section 3005—Machine rooms.
HTMLPDF51-50-3006Section 3006—Elevators and conveying systems.
HTMLPDF51-50-3009Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-3101Section 3101—General.
HTMLPDF51-50-3102Section 3102—Membrane structures.
HTMLPDF51-50-3103Temporary structures.
HTMLPDF51-50-3108Section 3108—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-3109Section 3109—Swimming pools, spas and other water recreation devices.
HTMLPDF51-50-3114Section 3114—Fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems.
HTMLPDF51-50-3304Section 3304—Site work.
HTMLPDF51-50-3401Section 3401—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-3404Section 3404—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-3410Section 3410—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-3411Section 3411—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-3500Chapter 35—Referenced standards.
HTMLPDF51-50-4700Appendix D—Fire districts.
HTMLPDF51-50-4800002015 International Existing Building Code.
INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE
2018 EDITION
HTMLPDF51-50-480101Section 101—General.
HTMLPDF51-50-480102Section 102—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480200Section 201.3—Definitions.
HTMLPDF51-50-480302Section 302—General Provisions.
HTMLPDF51-50-480305Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480307Section 307—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480403Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480405Section 405—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480407Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480408Section 408—Plumbing.
HTMLPDF51-50-480409Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480410Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480505Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480506Section 506—Change of occupancy.
HTMLPDF51-50-480607Section 607—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480702Section 702—Building elements and materials.
HTMLPDF51-50-480704Section 704—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480705Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480707Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480708Energy conservation.
HTMLPDF51-50-480711Section 711—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480804Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480807Section 807—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480808Section 808—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480809Section 809—Plumbing.
HTMLPDF51-50-480810Energy conservation.
HTMLPDF51-50-480811Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480906Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480907Energy conservation.
HTMLPDF51-50-480908Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-480912Section 912—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-481002Section 1002—Special use and occupancy.
HTMLPDF51-50-481009Section 1009—Plumbing.
HTMLPDF51-50-481012Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-481101Section 1101—Change of occupancy classification.
HTMLPDF51-50-481102Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-481103Section 1103—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-481104Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-481105Section 1105—Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-481106Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-481201Section 1201—Historic buildings—General.
HTMLPDF51-50-481203Fire safety.
HTMLPDF51-50-481204Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-481205Reserved.
HTMLPDF51-50-481301Relocated or moved buildings—General.
HTMLPDF51-50-481302Requirements.
HTMLPDF51-50-481500Section 1501—General.
HTMLPDF51-50-490000Appendix N—Solar readiness.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
51-50-004Conflicts with Washington State Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-004, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 10-03-097, filed 1/20/10, effective 7/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074.
51-50-0107Temporary structures and uses. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-01-091, § 51-50-0107, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07.] Amended and decodified by WSR 10-03-097, filed 1/20/10, effective 7/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. Recodified as § 51-50-0108.
51-50-0302Section 302—Classification. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-0302, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-0313Section 313—Licensed Care Group LC. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-0313, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-0419Section 419—Group LC. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-0419, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-0707Section 707—Shaft enclosures. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-01-091, § 51-50-0707, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-0707, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Amended and decodified by WSR 10-03-097, filed 1/20/10, effective 7/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. Recodified as § 51-50-0708.
51-50-1010Section 1010—Ramps. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-1010, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-1017Corridors. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-01-091, § 51-50-1017, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07.] Amended and decodified by WSR 10-03-097, filed 1/20/10, effective 7/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. Recodified as § 51-50-1018.
51-50-1024Section 1024—Assembly. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-1024, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-1030Emergency escape and rescue. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 16-03-064, § 51-50-1030, filed 1/19/16, effective 7/1/16.] Repealed by stipulated order 16-2-00594-34 of Thurston County Superior Court, WSR 16-11-018, filed 5/6/16, effective 6/30/16.
51-50-1103Section 1103—Scoping requirements. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-1103, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-1104Section 1104—Accessible route. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-1104, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-1105Section 1105—Accessible entrances. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-1105, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-1109Section 1109—Other features and facilities. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.020, 19.27.031, 19.27.074 and chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 05-01-014, § 51-50-1109, filed 12/2/04, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-1109, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-1605Section 1605—Load combinations. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.020, 19.27.031, 19.27.074 and chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 05-01-014, § 51-50-1605, filed 12/2/04, effective 7/1/05.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-1709Section 1709—Structural observations. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-1709, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-1714Section 1714—Preconstruction load tests. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-01-091, § 51-50-1714, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07.] Amended and decodified by WSR 10-03-097, filed 1/20/10, effective 7/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. Recodified as § 51-50-1715.
51-50-2107Section 2107—Working stress design. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.020, 19.27.031, 19.27.074 and chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 05-01-014, § 51-50-2107, filed 12/2/04, effective 7/1/05.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-2406Section 2406—Safety glazing. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.020, 19.27.031, 19.27.074 and chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 05-24-070, § 51-50-2406, filed 12/5/05, effective 7/1/06.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-3002Section 3002—Hoistway enclosures. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-3002, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-3003Section 3003—Emergency operations. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-3003, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-3005Section 3005—Conveying systems. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-3005, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 07-01-091, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-31200Section 31-2—Standard test method for particulate emissions from fireplaces. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-31200, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Repealed by WSR 13-04-067, filed 2/1/13, effective 7/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW.
51-50-3408Section 3408—Moved structures. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-3408, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Amended and decodified by WSR 10-03-097, filed 1/20/10, effective 7/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. Recodified as § 51-50-3410.
51-50-3409Section 3409—Accessibility for existing buildings. [Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.020, and chapters 70.92, 19.27, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-01-091, § 51-50-3409, filed 12/19/06, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 04-01-108, § 51-50-3409, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.] Amended and decodified by WSR 10-03-097, filed 1/20/10, effective 7/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. Recodified as § 51-50-3411.
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