Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals - July 11, 2024

Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals Special Called Meeting of the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals

Agenda original pdf

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SPECIAL CALLED MEETING BUILDING and FIRE BOARD OF APPEALS Thursday July 11, 2024 @ 10:00 am- In Person Permitting Development Center; Conference Room 1401-1402 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr Austin, Texas 78752 Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register, contact rick.arzola@austintexas.gov CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Ron Buys(R. Alter); Alan Schumann-Chair(Ellis); Ben Abzug(Velasquez); Aubrey Brasfield-V Chair(Fuentes) Gary Wilks(Kelly); Jim Rumbo(Alter), Alison Satt(Madison) Oren Mitzner (Qadri) AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the Minutes from Regular Called Meeting from June 26, 2024 DISCUSSION 2. Presentation of the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by Austin Energy PUBLIC HEARING FOR ACTION- 3. Conduct a public hearing to approve a recommendation for the International Fire Code by Austin 4. Conduct a public hearing to approve a recommendation for the International Urban Wildland 5. Conduct a public hearing to approve a recommendation for the International Swimming Pool and Fire Interface Code (IWUIC) Spa Code (ISPSC) FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS- ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Rick Arzola at Development Services Department, Building Inspections, at (512) 974-2417, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711.

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2024 International Energy Conservation Code Presentation original pdf

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Building Energy Codes 2024 Update International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) July 11, 2024 © 2020 Austin Energy Speakers Patricia Chawla Energy Efficiency Services Manager Green Building and Emerging Tech Austin Energy Mark Leger Engineer Green Building and Emerging Tech Austin Energy 2 Agenda Introduction Significant Changes New Appendices Outreach and Impacts Next Steps and Q&A 3 Codes | Ordinances | Standards | Initiatives City Initiatives, Climate Protection Plan & Austin Energy Goals • 800 MW Conservation Goal with 100 MW of DR • • Zoning Overlays • PUD Agreements • SMART Housing • Imagine Austin Zero Waste Plan • Watershed Protection • Water Conservation • Vision Zero • • • • 950 MW Solar Goal with 110 MW of Local Solar 55% Renewables Goal 10 MW Storage Goal 20% Emissions Reduction 4 Where to find? • PDF (redlined) version available for purchase at shop.iccsafe.org/2024-international-energy- conservation-coder.html • Free digital access version expected mid-July at codes.iccsafe.org/codes/i-codes/2024-icodes • Print and PDF (non-redline) versions expected mid-July at shop.iccsafe.org/2024-international- energy-conservation-coder.html • Proposed local amendments at publicinput.com/g4245 5 Significant 2024 Residential IECC Changes Model and Local 6 Significant Changes – Residential • • • • • Conversion of the current Additional Energy Efficiency requirement into a point system with envelope, mechanical, demand response and onsite solar options for prescriptive path users. Modeling path users to demonstrate up to 20% energy savings. Demand response controls must be included on electric water heaters. Bathrooms with intermittent exhaust fans must include controls to help remove excess moisture. Can include timers, occupant sensors, humidity control or contaminant control. Air leakage target reduction from 5 ACH50 to 4 ACH50 for this climate zone. Prescriptive attic insulation requirement decreased from R49 to R38. 7 Proposed Local Amendments – Residential • • • • • Retained existing amendments where more stringent than model code Deleted amendments where now incorporated in model code or no longer needed • Footnote c to Table R402.1.3(1) & (2); R402.7 Attic Ventilation; R406.2 ERI Compliance; R406.3.2 On-site renewables are included; R406.4 Energy Rating Index; Table R406.5 Maximum Energy Rating index Deleted ‘R403.5.4 Demand Response of Electric Resistance Water Heating’ and Adopted Appendix RJ Demand Responsive Controls • Added exception for timers until Demand Response program for water heating is developed Adopted Appendices for Electric Vehicle (Appendix RE) and Electric Readiness (Appendix RK) • Added RK101.1.5 Water Heater Space Added wall space requirement to Ch 7 [RE] Residential Solar …

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2024 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code Board Presentation original pdf

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2024 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 1 Proposed Adoption • In accordance with State Law, the City of Austin is adopting the 2024 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC). 2 Chapter 25-12: Local Amendments to International Pool & Spa Code 103.3 Designees. The accountable official may designate employees to carry out their responsibilities as needed. Such employees shall have powers as delegated by the accountable official. The accountable official may authorize approved agencies, registered design professionals, or other qualified individuals to conduct plan review and inspect for compliance with this code. Notes: Model code language provides the necessary requirement, reverting to model code. 3 Chapter 25-12: Local Amendments to International Pool & Spa Code STATE POOL AND SPA REGULATIONS. The regulations adopted by the State of Texas applicable to swimming pools and spas. The regulations, as amended from time to time, include: (a) Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 757 (Pool Yard Enclosures); (b) Texas Health and Safety Code Sections 341.064 (Swimming Pools and Bathhouses), 341.081 (Authority of Home-Rule Municipalities), 341.082 (Appointment of Environmental Health Officer in Certain Home-Rule Municipalities), 341.091 (Criminal Penalty), 341.092 (Civil Enforcement), and 341.0695 (Interactive Water Features and Fountains). (c) Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 265, Subchapter L (Standards for Public Pools and Spas), Subchapter K (Artificial Swimming Lagoons) and Subchapter M (Public Interactive Water Features and Fountains); and (d) Swimming Pool and Spa Code. Notes: Added Subchapter K for clarification 4 Chapter 25-12: Local Amendments to International Pool & Spa Code 202.2 Amended Definitions. The definition in this subsection applies throughout this code, including the 2018 Swimming Pool and Spa Code. CODE OFFICIAL. The accountable official charged with the administration and enforcement of this code, or a duly authorized representative. Note: The definition was removed from model code. 5 Questions / Comments 6

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2024 International Wildland Urban Interface Code Presentation-Updated original pdf

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AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT 2024 International Wildland Urban Interface Code Adoption Updated 06/06/2024 to reflect City of AustinLand Development Code amendments.Pages 3, 6, 8, 11-18, 30.Updated 07/03/2024 to reflect stakeholderfeedback. Page 31.Updated 07/09/2024 to reflect stakeholderfeedback. Pages 32-35 added. 2024 International Wildland Urban Interface Code L o c a l A m e n d m e n t A d o p t i o n Our Mission Goes Beyond Our Name is our cornerstone As a leader in the fire service: We are on the cutting-edge of technology and training. We protect lives and property through extensive fire prevention and safety education efforts, in addition to a quick and effective response to emergencies. 2 Proposed Adoption In accordance with ICC latest publication, Austin Fire Department is on track to implement the 2024 International Wildland Urban Interface Code (IWUIC) and local amendments 30 days following City Council adoption, tentative date mid-October 2024. 3 Updated to reflectCity of Austin LandDevelopment Codeamendments Coordinate and Clarify Goals: Clarify previously adopted local amendments with changing technology and published code. Adjust requirements based on challenges and successes of initial implementation of the IWUIC. Reasons for amendments: 1. To support operating procedures for Wildfire Operations. 2. Formalize WUI Proximity Zones to clarify structure hardening requirements. 3. Align requirements with current wildfire research. 4. Clarification purposes and formalizing 2015 WUIC interpretations. 4 2024 IWUIC Significant Changes Significant Changes to IWUIC model code: • 104 Determination of Compliance (COA amendments refer to Fire Code) • Outlines requirements for technical opinions, reports, and alternative materials, design and methods • 503.2 Ignition-resistant building material. Reorganized and clarified. • 504.5.1 Flashing. Additional requirements above International Residential Code. • 504.10, 505.10, 506.5 Vents • Performance and Prescriptive requirements • 1/8” max. mesh openings, in alignment with current COA regulation 5 2024 WUIC Highlights Changes • Unofficial “Proximity Classes” defined and renamed Proximity Zones A, B, and C • Zone A & B modified protection of accessory structures • Zone B enhanced protection of walls • Zone C enhanced eave and ceiling protection • Zone C reduced roofing, underfloor enclosure, and slope requirements • NEW Ember Ignition Zone • Expiration of initial code launch leniency • Driveways serve up to max of 3 dwelling units, or provide full width fire lane • Reduced full roof replacement requirement • Reduced boat dock requirements Continued… 6 Updated to reflectCity of Austin LandDevelopment Codeamendments 2024 WUIC …

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2024-International Fire Code Board Presentation original pdf

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AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT 2024 International Fire Code Adoption 2024 International Fire Code L o c a l A m e n d m e n t A d o p t i o n The Our Mission Goes Beyond Our Name is the cornerstone of the Austin Fire Department. A leader in the fire service, AFD is on the cutting-edge of technology and training. A leader in the fire service, the Austin Fire Department protects lives and property through extensive fire prevention and safety education efforts, in addition to a quick and effective response to emergencies. 2 Proposed Adoption In accordance with ICC latest publication, Austin Fire Department is on track to implement the 2024 International Fire Code (IFC) on January 1, 2025. 3 Coordinate and Clarify Goal: To clarify previously adopted local amendments with changing technology and published code and coordinate changed or outdate references to other adopted codes and standards. Reasons for amendments: 1. To support operating procedures for Operations, both in and outside of structures 2. Clarification purposes 3. Provide higher level of safety for properties utilizing hazardous materials 4 2024 IFC Significant Changes • Chapter 2 § 202 Definitions • Flammable Gas Definition - A material which is a gas at 68°F or less at 14.7 psia subdivided as follows: • 1. Category 1A. A gas that meets either of the following: • 1.1. A gas which is ignitable at 14.7 psia when in a mixture of 13% or less by volume with air; or • 1.2. A gas with a flammable range at 14.7 psia with air of not less than 12%, regardless of the lower limit, unless data shows compliance with Category 1B. • 2. Category 1B. A gas which meets the flammability criteria for Category 1A, is not pyrophoric or chemically unstable, and meets one of more of the following: • 2.1. A lower flammability limit of more than 6% by volume of air; or • 2.2. A fundamental burning velocity of less than 3.9 inches/second. • The limits specified shall be determined at 14.7 psi and a temperature of 68°F in accordance with ASTM E681. Where not otherwise specified, the term “flammable gas” includes both Category 1A and 1B. • Occupiable Roof – an exterior space on a roof that is designed for human occupancy, other than maintenance and repair, and which is equipped with a means of egress system meeting requirements …

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Recommendation 20240711-003: 2024 International Fire Code original pdf

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City of Austin Founded by Congress, Republic of Texas, 1839 Planning and Development Center, 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr 78752 P.O. Box 1088, Austin, Texas 78767 July 13, 2024 To: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members From: Alan Schumann, Chair, Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals Meeting date: July 11, 2024 Subject: Recommendation for Council Action: 2024 IFC Dear Mayor and Council Members, At the July 11, 2024 Special Called Meeting, the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals held a public hearing regarding the adoption of the 2024 International Fire Code. Board members present were Alan Schumann, Chair, and board members Ben Abzug, Ron Buys, Oren Mitzner, Allison Satt and Jim Rumbo. Absent from the meeting were Gary Wilks and Aubrey Brasfield, Vice Chair. The Development Services Department began the presentation and there were few questions. The Board had been briefed on the 2024 International Fire Code and proposed amendments at our regular meeting on 6/26/2024 by Ben Flick and Todd Wilcox, Development Service Department. As there were no public speakers, Chair Schumann closed the public hearing. After review with Board Members and Staff, the Board was satisfied with the amendments. Allison Satt made a motion to recommend the City Council adopt the 2024 International Fire Code with local amendments as written by staff. The motion was seconded by Alan Schumann, Chair. The Board members voted and the motion passed unanimously, 6-0. Sincerely, Alan Schumann Chair, Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals Xc: Building and Fire Code Board of Appeal board members Jose Roig, Director, Development Services Department Todd Wilcox, Building Official, Development Service Department Brenda De La Garza, Assistant Director, Development Service Department. Tim Taylor, Chief Building Inspector, Development Service Department Martin Starrett, Commercial Building Division Manager, Development Service Department Scott Cochran, Residential Building Division Manager, Development Service Department

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Recommendation 20240711-005: 2024 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code original pdf

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City of Austin Founded by Congress, Republic of Texas, 1839 Planning and Development Center, 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr 78752 P.O. Box 1088, Austin, Texas 78767 July 13, 2024 To: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members From: Alan Schumann, Chair, Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals Meeting date: July 11, 2024 Subject: Recommendation for Council Action: 2024 ISPSC Dear Mayor and Council Members, At the July 11, 2024 Special Called Meeting, the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals held a public hearing regarding the adoption of the 2024 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code. Board members present were Alan Schumann, Chair, and board members Ben Abzug, Ron Buys, Oren Mitzner, Allison Satt and Jim Rumbo. Absent from the meeting were Gary Wilks and Aubrey Brasfield, Vice Chair. Todd Wilcox, Development Services Department began the presentation and indicated Staff intended to minimize amendments and revert to the model code. There were no questions from the Board members, and no public speakers. So Chair Schumann closed the public hearing. Oren Mitzner made a motion to recommend the City Council adopt the 2024 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code. The motion was seconded by Alan Schumann, Chair. The Board members voted and the motion passed unanimously, 6-0. Sincerely, Alan Schumann Chair, Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals Xc: Building and Fire Code Board of Appeal board members Jose Roig, Director, Development Services Department Todd Wilcox, Building Official, Development Service Department Brenda De La Garza, Assistant Director, Development Service Department. Tim Taylor, Chief Building Inspector, Development Service Department Martin Starrett, Commercial Building Division Manager, Development Service Department Scott Cochran, Residential Building Division Manager, Development Service Department

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