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SEC. 91.9103.  DEFINITIONS.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 172,592, Eff. 6/28/99, Oper. 7/1/99.)
 
   For purposes of this division, the applicable definitions in CBC Sections 1602, 1902, 2302 and Section 11.2 of ASCE 7, and the following shall apply:  (Amended by Ord. No. 179,324, Eff. 12/10/07, Oper. 1/1/08.)
 
   COMMENCED CONSTRUCTION.  Construction pursuant to a valid building permit has progressed to the point that one of the called inspections as required by the Department has been made and the work for which the inspection has been called has been judged by the Department to be substantial and has been approved by the Department.
 
   DEPARTMENT.  The Department of Building and Safety.
 
   ESSENTIAL BUILDING.  For purposes of this division, any building housing a hospital or other medical facility having surgery or emergency treatment areas, fire or police stations, municipal government disaster operations, and communication centers.
 
   HISTORICAL BUILDING.  Any building designated or currently in the process of being designated as an historical building by an appropriate federal, state or city jurisdiction.
 
   TILT-UP CONCRETE WALL.  A form of precast concrete panel construction either cast in the horizontal position at the site and after curing, lifted and moved into place in a vertical position, or cast off-site in a fabricator’s shop.