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2007 SF Building Code Interpretations (ONLY APPLICABLE For permit application dates 1/1/2008 to 12/31/2010)

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Category / Reference Subject SF Building Code Sections Date

 

Application of the 2007 San Francisco Building Code to a New building prior to the Effective Date of that New Code (January 1, 2008)

104A.2.7, 104A.2.8

November 5, 2007

Disabled Access 002

 

Wheelchair seating at counter/bar areas

1104B.5, 1122B

November 5, 2007

Disable Access 004

 

Knee clearance at employee break room sinks

 

1122B.3, 1123B.1, 1115B.4.7.1 & 2

January 15, 2008 (revised from 11/5/07 based on CBC code change)

Disabled Access 005

 

Allowable shower sizes for housing applications

 

1127A.5.3, 1134A.6; Figures 11A-9H, 9I, & 9K

May 22, 2008

Egress 001

 

Common Path of Travel with One Exit

101A.9.1, 1002.2, 1014.3, 1019.2, Table 1019.2

March 3, 2008
Egress 002

 

Removing Second Exit from Exist6ing R-3 Single Family Building

1019.2, #2

May 13, 2008

Egress 003

 

Removing second exit from existing R-3 two-unit dwelling

1016.1 & 1019.2, #2; Table 1016.6

April 30, 2007

Egress 004

 

Application of Table 1019.2 to allow one exit from stories

Table 1019.2

May 15, 2008

Egress 005
 

Exit barrier construction requirements

1005.2, 1008.3, 1011.3, 1011.5.1, & 1020.1.5

March 27, 2008

Egress 007

 

Application of exit access travel distance requirements to R-3 buildings

101A.9.1, 1016, Table 1016.1

November 5, 2007

Egress 008

 

Occupant Load Fractions

E1004, Table 1004.1

October 24, 2008

Egress 009

 

Determination of distance for common path of egress travel

1002, 1014.3, 1025.8

May 27, 2008

Egress 013

 

Egress for Multi-Level Residential Units Within an R-2 Occupancy 1014.3, 1015, 1016, 1018, 1019; Tables 1015.1, 1019.1, 1019.2 March 30, 2009
Egress 016 Use of Horizontal Exits as Accessible Means of Egress for New Buildings 1002.1, 1007, 1007.2.1, Exception 1, 1007.3, 1007.4, 1022, 1118A.1, 1114B.2 July 21, 2009
Fire Safety 001

 

Opening protection requirements for exterior walls for an R-3 occupancy

704.5, 704.8, Tables 601, 602, & 704.8

December 5, 2007

Fire Safety 002

 

Automatic fire sprinkler requirements for non-detached R-3 buildings

903.2.7

March 3, 2008

General 002

 

Classification as an assembly occupancy

302, 303, & 304

November 5, 2007

General 003

 

Designation of use of space

 

302, 1004.1

May 6, 2008

General 004

 

Maximum Slope for Vehicle Ramps

406.2.5

November 5, 2007

General 005

 

Earth to wood contact

 

2304.11.2

November 5, 2007

General 006

 

Guard requirements for “Green Roofs”

1013.2 & 1013.3, Exception #2

May 26, 2008

General 007

 

Replacing existing windows in an R-3 building

704, 715, 3401.2, 3405; Tables 601, 602, 704.8

May 27, 2008

       

 

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