4-1-3: INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE/2003:
   A.   The 2003 edition of the International Building Code is hereby adopted by reference as the Building Code of the Village, except for such additions, insertions, deletions or changes as hereinafter prescribed in subsection B of this section.
   B.   The following are amendments to the International Building Code/2003:
101.1 Title. Insert "the village of River Forest".
101.4.1 Electrical. Delete the words "ICC electrical code" from this section and substitute "national electrical code, 2005 edition, as amended".
101.4.4 Plumbing. Delete the words "international plumbing code" from this section and substitute "current edition of the Illinois plumbing code".
Add the following sections:
101.4.8 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. For all buildings and structures which are subject to this code, the means of egress must also comply with the requirements of the life safety code, the same edition as currently enforced by the Illinois office of the state fire marshal.
101.4.9 NFPA Standards. For any and all conditions and situations, which are not regulated by this code, or by the codes listed in sections 101.4.1 through 101.4.8, the NFPA standards listed in the numerical listing of NFPA technical committee documents, as shown in the 2007 directory of the National Fire Protection Association, shall govern.
101.4.10 NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code. For all buildings and structures which are subject to this code, the fire prevention code must also comply with the requirements of the uniform fire code, the same edition as currently enforced by the Illinois office of the state fire marshal.
103.1 Creation Of Enforcement Agency. Delete the entire paragraph after the section heading and replace with: The department of public works is hereby considered to be the building department as well as the department of building safety. The director of public works shall also be known as the building official.
Add the following section:
104.10.1 Areas Prone To Flooding. Construction within areas prone to flooding shall be in accordance with sections 4-12-1 through 4-12-7 of the Village Code.
105.1.1 And 105.1.2 Delete these sections in their entirety.
105.2 Work Exempt From Permit. Delete the entire list following the subsection entitled "building" and replace with the following list:
   1. Prefabricated sheds with a floor area less than 100 square feet.
   2. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops and similar finish work.
   3. Prefabricated swimming pools that are less than 24 inches deep.
   4. Swings and other playground equipment accessory to the residence.
Add the following paragraph to the subsection entitled "electrical."
Replacement Of Electrical Equipment: Electrical equipment may be replaced in-kind or repaired without a permit provided that no modifications to the system is required and that such work is performed by a qualified person as defined by the national electric code.
Delete the entire list following the subsection entitled "mechanical" and replace with the following list:
   1. Portable heating, ventilating or cooling appliances.
   2. Replacement of mechanical equipment in-kind shall not require a permit, provided such equipment is connected to the same electric or fuel source that the old equipment was connected to, the replacement equipment is the same capacity or rating as the old equipment and further provided that such work is performed by qualified personnel.
105.2.3 Public Service Agencies. Delete the entire paragraph after the section heading and replace with: A permit shall not be required for the ordinary repairs of above grade facilities and for the ordinary repairs of below grade facilities that are located entirely on private property. Any repair requiring an excavation within the public right of way shall require a permit and shall be performed in accordance with the village's standards for construction of facilities on public rights of way contained in title 5 of the municipal code. Any installation of new facilities regardless of location shall require a permit.
105.3 Application For Permit. Add the following to the list of application requirements:
   8. All plans for projects shall be prepared, signed and sealed by a licensed architect in the state of Illinois except for miscellaneous permits, detached garages, sheds, other minor accessory structures and interior remodeling projects not involving structural modifications.
   9. All applications shall list the name, address and phone number of all contractors involved in the project.
105.5 Expiration. Delete the entire paragraph after the section heading and replace with: Permit expirations shall be in accordance with section 4-2-3 of this title.
106.2 Site Plan. Rename this section Site, Grading And Drainage Plan and replace the existing paragraph with: The construction documents submitted with the application for permit shall be accompanied by a site plan showing the size and location of all structures and paved surfaces (paved surfaces includes driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc.) on the subject lot as well as on adjacent lots. The setbacks to all lot lines shall be included on the plan. Included on the site plan or on a separate plan shall be a grading plan which shows the proposed top-of-foundation elevation for all structures, exterior grade elevation at all structures on the subject property as well as adjacent properties. The elevation of the public walks adjacent to the property shall be shown. When construction within the public right-of-way is required, the plan shall also show the specific location of parkway trees, light poles, fire hydrants, sign poles, etc. The grading plan should also show sufficient existing and proposed spot elevations to show direction of all surface water flow. All elevations shall be shown using the Chicago city datum (CCD). The building official may accept the use of a local datum elevation if a convenient benchmark is not available. The building official may require that the grading plan be prepared by a registered professional engineer.
108.2 Schedule Of Permit Fees. Delete the entire paragraph after the section heading and replace with: A fee for each plan examination, building permit and inspection shall be paid as set forth in the River Forest village code under building permits fees, title 4, chapter 2, section 1.
(Ord. 3239, 5-12-2008)
112 Delete the entire section and replace with: Appealing Decisions Of The Village's Building Official.
112.1 General. A building code appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of the code, or the rules legally adopted thereunder, have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of the code do not fully apply, or that an equally good or better form of construction is proposed.
112.2 Appeal Process.
   A. The applicant shall file a written appeal addressed to the village's building official, identifying the particular condition or portion of the work, and the applicable provision(s) of the code which have been interpreted.
   B. The village's building official shall submit a request for written interpretation to the organization responsible for the writing, publishing, and promulgation of the code of which requirements are being appealed. The request for interpretation shall include a complete description of all conditions of the work which are relevant to the application of the code.
   C. Upon receipt of the written interpretation from the code organization, the village's building official shall enforce the code in accordance with the interpretation with regard to the applicant's building code appeal.
(Ord. 3353, 1-10-2011)
113.4 Violation Penalties. Delete the words "shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law" from this section and substitute "shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $750.00".
114.3 Unlawful Continuance. Delete the words "shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law" from this section and substitute "shall be liable to a fine of not less than $100.00 or more than $750.00".
201.3 Terms Defined In Other Codes. Add the following paragraph: The following terms as defined in section 10-3-1 of the River Forest zoning code and shall supersede the definitions in this chapter: Accessory Structure (Building), Basement, Building, Dwelling, Grade, Height (Of) Building, Lot, Story, Structure, Yard.
406.1.4 Separation. Delete item 1, and replace as follows: The private garage shall be separated from the dwelling unit and its attic area by means of minimum 5/8 inch type X gypsum board applied to the garage side. Garages beneath habitable rooms shall be separated from all habitable rooms by not less than 5/8" type X gypsum board. Walls supporting a floor-ceiling separation shall be protected to the same level of protection. Door openings between a private garage and the dwelling unit shall be equipped with either solid wood doors, or solid or honeycomb core steel doors not less than 13/8 inches (34.9 mm) thick, or doors in compliance with section 715.3.3. Doors shall be self closing, and shall be weather-stripped. Openings from a private garage directly into a room used for sleeping purposes shall not be permitted.
504 Height Modifications. Delete this section in its entirety.
508.4 Parking Beneath Group R. Delete this section in its entirety.
705.6 Vertical Continuity. Delete exceptions 2, 3, and 4, of this section entirely.
705.6.1 Stepped Buildings. Delete the exception entirely.
711.3 Fire-Resistance Rating. Delete the exception entirely.
712.4.1 Through Penetrations. Delete exceptions 1 and 2 of this section entirely.
Delete 903.2, and 903.2.1 through 903.2.13 in their entirety, and replace as follows:
903.2 Where Required. An approved automatic fire suppression sprinkler system shall be installed and maintained throughout all new buildings and structures, and shall also be provided in every addition to or renovation of an existing building, in accordance with the following:
903.2.1 Definitions And Calculations:
   1. The calculation of the areas of existing construction and new construction shall be calculated as follows: The areas to be included in the calculation shall include the gross area on floors of the building above grade. The base area of the existing building shall include only those areas of the existing building which are to remain, and the area of new construction shall include the gross area of all additions, without deductions.
   2. For the purpose of calculating the percentage of the addition to the building, the area of the addition and renovation shall be construed to be the total area of all additions and renovations made within any 3 year period, and the area of the existing building shall be the existing area (as defined above) prior to that 3 year period.
   3. The area of "substantial renovation" shall be defined to include the total area of each room where 50% or more of the wall and ceiling finishes (plaster, plaster board, gypsum board, suspended ceiling systems, etc.) is being removed down to the framing.
903.2.2 Where Required In Existing Buildings And Structures. An approved automatic fire suppression sprinkler system shall be provided in every addition to or renovation of an existing building, in accordance with the following:
   1. In the newly constructed portion of any addition which adds 50% or more square footage to the area of an existing building.
   2. In the renovated portion of any building where 50% or more of the existing area of the building is being substantially renovated.
   3. In the renovated and newly constructed portions of any building where the sum total of the area of the addition and the area of the portion being substantially renovated exceeds 50% of the area of an existing building.
903.2.3 Exceptions:
Exception no. 1. Spaces and areas in telecommunications buildings used exclusively for telecommunications equipment, associated electrical power distribution equipment, batteries and standby engines, provided those spaces or areas are equipped throughout with an automatic fire alarm system monitored by the local jurisdiction, and separated from the remainder of the building by a wall with a fire resistance rating of not less than 1 hour and a floor/ceiling assembly with a fire resistance rating of not less than 2 hours.
Exception no. 2. Detached accessory buildings shall be exempt from the requirement for automatic sprinkler protection subject to all of the following conditions:
   The building is an accessory to primary building on the same site, and the building has a gross area of 500 square feet or less, and the building is protected with an automatic fire detection system, monitored by the local jurisdiction, and the primary and accessory buildings are in compliance with table 602 for fire separation distance.
905.3.1 Building Height. Delete the entire paragraph after the section heading and replace with: Standpipe systems shall be installed in all buildings where the most distant occupied floor is more than 20 feet above or below the point of fire department vehicle access, or is more than 2 stories in height.
Add the following section:
907.20 Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Carbon monoxide detectors shall be installed in all group I and R occupancies in the following locations:
   1. Outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the sleeping room(s).
   2. On every floor on which a fossil fuel burning boiler, water heater, furnace or appliance is located.
1008.1.8.7 Stairway Doors. Delete item 3 from the list of exceptions.
Add the following section:
1012.3.1 Ladder Effect. Where the guard protects an open-sided floor surface which is 72 inches or more above the floor or grade below, the guard shall not have an ornamental pattern that would provide a ladder effect. For this purpose, the guard shall be considered to include all construction from the floor surface up to the top of the required height of the guard.
1805.2.1 Frost Protection. Delete the three conditions for the exception and add the following condition: 1. Single story accessory structures with an area 500 square feet or less with non-masonry or other non-rigid wall construction shall not be required to be protected.
2303.1.2 Prefabricated Wood I-Joists. Delete the entire paragraph after the section heading and replace as follows:
The use of prefabricated wood I-joists shall not be permitted for buildings regulated by the international building code in the village of River Forest.
2506.1 General. Add the following: The minimum gypsum board thickness shall be 5/8 inch. References to thickness and application of gypsum board less than 5/8 inches thick are hereby deleted.
Delete sections 3001 through 3006 in their entirety and add new section 3001 as follows:
3001 Scope. All elevators and other conveyances in new and existing buildings shall be designed, permitted, constructed, inspected, certified, and maintained in accordance with the Illinois elevator safety and regulation act, and rules promulgated in accordance with said act as may be amended from time to time.
Add the following sections:
3107.2 Limitations. The types and sizes of signage are regulated by title 4, chapter 5 of the village code. In no case shall any sign exceed 80 square feet.
3108.1.1 General. Height restrictions and setback requirements for radio and television towers shall be governed by the limits established for all other structures in each zoning district as put forth in the River Forest village code. Refer to title 4, chapter 15 of the village code for regulation of radio and television antennas.
3301.3 Safety Violations.
   1. The injury to any person or damage to any property adjacent to a project site shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of international building code (2003), chapter 33, sections 3306 and 3307.
   2. Any such injury or damage shall be reported immediately to the director of public works.
   3. No further work shall be performed until: (A) the director has inspected the site and is satisfied that adequate safety measures are in place, and; (B) the contractor provides a written program, or other assurances satisfactory to the director, that any property damage will be repaired or replaced.
3408.2 Moving Of Buildings. The fee for a building permit for the removal of a building or structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be at the rate of $0.40 per $100.00 of the estimated cost of moving plus one percent of the cost of new foundations and all work necessary to place the building or structure in its completed condition in the new location.
3410.2 Applicability. Insert "May 12, 2008".
(Ord. 3239, 5-12-2008)