Township of Pine, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Pine 7-6-1999 by Ord. No. 268.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 38.
Excavations and grading — See Ch. 48.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 52.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 56.
Mobile homes and mobile home parks — See Ch. 62.
Sewers — See Ch. 68.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 78.
Zoning — See Ch. 84.
Alarm devices — See Ch. 91.
Fire insurance claims — See Ch. 107.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former Ch. 44, Building Construction, adopted 12-21-1998 by Ord. No. 173, as amended.

§ 44-1 Adoption of standards.

Each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the International One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code/1998 Edition regulating the fabrication, erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, location and use of detached one- and two-family dwellings, their appurtenances and accessory structures, and providing for the issuance of permits therefor, and providing for penalties for violation thereof, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter, with the insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 44-2 of this chapter.

§ 44-2 Modifications to standards.

The International One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code/1998 Edition is hereby revised as follows:
A. 
Section 807 (Attic Access) is amended to read as follows:
807.1 Attic access. All new one- and two-family dwellings constructed in the Township shall have an attic access located in a hallway of the structure, and said opening shall be no smaller than:
(1)
Twenty-two and one-half inch by 54 inches where disappearing stairs are used.
(2)
Twenty-six inches by 44 inches in all other cases.
In one- and two-family dwellings, where there are separate attic areas, each area shall have a separate attic access as described above.
B. 
The following chapters and Appendixes of the International One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code/1998 Edition shall be deleted and not adopted as part of the Code of the Township of Pine: Chapters 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 48.

§ 44-3 Adoption of standards.

A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Township Manager of the Township of Pine, being marked and designated as the "BOCA National Building Code/1999, Fourteenth Edition," as published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc., is hereby adopted as the Building Code of the Township of Pine, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said BOCA National Building Code/1999, Fourteenth Edition, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 44-4 of this chapter.

§ 44-4 Modifications to standards.

The BOCA National Building Code/1999, Fourteenth Edition, is hereby revised as follows:
A. 
In Section 101.1, insert "Township of Pine."
B. 
In Section 112.3.1, insert "See current Township of Pine Fee Schedule."
C. 
In Section 116.4, insert "criminal offense," "no more than $500" and "30 days," respectively.
D. 
In Section 117.2, insert: "$50" and "$500," respectively.
E. 
In Section 3408.2, insert "January 1, 1978."
F. 
Chapter 29, entitled "Plumbing Systems," is deleted in its entirety.
G. 
Chapter 31, Sections 3101.0 through 3110.1, entitled "Special Construction," is deleted in its entirety.
H. 
Chapter 12, Section 1211.2, is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
1211.2 Access to attics: An opening not less than 26 inches by 44 inches with ready access thereto shall be provided to any attic area having a clear height of over 30 inches. The access shall be located in the common hallway area and clearly identified. Where doors or other openings are installed in the draftstopping, such doors shall be self-closing and be of approved materials as specified in this section, and the construction shall be tightly fitting around all pipes, ducts or other assemblies piercing the draftstopping. In structures where there are separate attic areas, each such attic area shall have separate attic access as defined above.
I. 
Chapter 7, Section 707.1, is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
707.1 General: Walls shall have sufficient structural stability under fire conditions to allow collapse of construction on either side without collapse of the wall and shall be constructed of noncombustible masonry units that provide the required strength and fire-resistance rating specified in Table 602, but not less than the fire resistance rating of the use group specified in Table 707.1. Strength and stability shall comply with the provisions of Chapters 14 and 16.
J. 
Chapter 7, Section 707.6.2, is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
707.6.2 Residential occupancies: In occupancies in Use Groups R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4 containing sleeping areas for individuals, families or households, the party wall or fire wall shall be continuous masonry construction from the foundation or footing to 30 inches above the roof surface.
K. 
Chapter 9, Section 904.2, is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
904.2 Use Groups A-1, A-3 and A-4: Where a Use Group A-1, A-3, or A-4 fire area exceeds 5,000 square feet (465 M2) in area, an automatic fire-suppression system shall be provided as follows:
(1)
Throughout the entire story or floor level where the A-1, A-3 or A-4 Use Group is located;
(2)
Throughout all stories and floor levels below the A-1, A-3 or A-4 Use Group; and
(3)
Throughout all intervening stories and floor levels between the A-1, A-3 or A-4 Use Groups and the highest level of exit discharge that serves the Use Group A-1, A-3 or A-4 fire area, including the highest level of exit discharge.
L. 
Chapter 9, Section 904.4, is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
904.4 Use Groups B and E: An automatic fire suppression system shall be provided throughout all buildings having a Use Group B and E fire area which exceeds 5,000 square feet.
M. 
Chapter 9, Section 904.6, is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
904.6 Use Group I: An automatic fire suppression system shall be provided throughout all buildings with a Use Group I fire area.
N. 
Chapter 9, Section 904.7, is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
904.7 Use Groups M, S-1 and F-1: Throughout all buildings with Use Groups M, S-1 and F-1 where the floor area exceeds 5,000 square feet, an automatic fire-suppression system shall be provided.
O. 
Chapter 9, Section 915.2.1, is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced as follows:
915.2.1 Building height: Standpipe systems shall be installed throughout all buildings with two or more stories. Standpipe systems shall also be required in buildings where occupancy occurs in an area that is partly or completely below grade, regardless of the number of stories above grade.
P. 
Chapter 9, Section 915.2.2, is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced as follows:
915.2.2 Building area: Standpipe systems shall be installed in all single story buildings where any portion of the building floor area is more than 400 feet (122m) of travel from the nearest point of Fire Department vehicle access.
Q. 
Chapter 9, Section 915.7, is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced as follows:
915.7 Hose connection/fire hose: A standpipe hose connection shall be located within the stair tower at each floor level at every exit stairway. The standpipe connection shall be enclosed by an approved hose cabinet located not more than five feet above the floor. The hose cabinet shall be supplied with one-and-one-half-inch lined approved fire hose and approved variable fog nozzle hung on an approved pin rack. The length of the fire hose shall be a minimum of 50 feet in length or a sufficient length to extend to all areas of the fire area on the floor if there is only one fire hose cabinet required on that floor or 50% of the area to the next fire hose cabinet where more than one fire hose cabinet is required. In addition, also located in each fire hose cabinet shall be one spanner wrench and one pick head ax.

§ 44-5 Severability.

Nothing in this chapter or in the Building Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes or action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.