CODES CURRENTLY BEING USED
- 2006 International Residential Code (IRC)
- 2009 International Building Code (IBC)
- 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
- 2009 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
- 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code (IAMPO)
- 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC)
- 2009 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
- 2009 International Fire Code (IFC)
- 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
Codes have been amended and modified by State of Montana Administrative Rules (ARM's, Title 24, Chapter 301. Full text is available at http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/bc/rules.asp
Indicate compliance with City of Helena City Code for all land use, infrastructure, zoning rules and regulations. Full text is available at http://www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=401
Seismic Design Category according to the 2009 International Building Code (IBC), typically D0 or as calculated by International Building Code, Chapter 16 based on site specific soil conditions.
- Wind Load - f 3s - 90 mph, f fm - 75 mph
- Snow Load - 30 psf minimum
- Frost Depth - 42" minimum to bottom of footing.
The Department of Justice's revised Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, which apply to businesses of all sizes that serve the public, took effect yesterday, March 15th. The amended regulations (see below for overview of changes) contain many new or revamped provisions on general nondiscrimination policies. The new nondiscrimination provisions, except for those addressing hotel reservations, take effect immediately. Compliance with the hotel reservation provisions is not required until March 15, 2012. The rules also include the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards), which provide new and revised technical requirements for building accessibility. Newly constructed and altered facilities must be built in compliance with the 2010 Standards beginning March 15, 2012.
The Department of Justice has developed a guide to assist small businesses to understand their obligations under the revised rules. ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business is an illustrated guide with easy-to-understand language that provides an overview for complying with the revised regulations. This publication is available at www.ADA.gov/regs2010/smallbusiness/smallbusprimer2010.htm.
More ADA Title II and Title III regulations changes go into effect next year on March 15, 2012, to be discussed in future updates.
Additional information about Title II changes is available here: http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/titleII_2010/titleII_2010_withbold.htm
Additional information about Title III changes is available here: http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/titleIII_2010/titleIII_2010_withbold.htm
No buildings, structures, solar greenhouses, off-street parking spaces, fences, walls or landscaping shall be constructed or allowed to grow on any corner lot so as to impede vision of vehicular or pedistrian traffic.
For more information please see the Sight Obstruction brochure. (PDF)
Fence Guidelines (PDF)