Township of Manheim, PA
Lancaster County
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This article makes amendments to the technical provisions of the 2015 International Codes which are incorporated herein by reference thereto.
A. 
Section R202, Definitions. Building sewer is amended by adding the following sentence:
All matters related to the building sewer design, installation, inspection, testing, and repair of building sewer system shall be in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the sewer authority having jurisdiction: Lancaster Area Sewer Authority or City of Lancaster.
B. 
Table R301.2.(1), Climatic and Geographical Design Criteria shall read as:
Ground Snow Load
30 PSF
Wind Speed
115 Mph
Topographic Effect
No
Special Wind Region
No
Seismic Design Category
B
Weathering
Severe
Frost Line Depth
36 inches
Termites
Moderate to Heavy
Winter Design Temp.
11°
Ice Shield Underlayment
Yes
Flood Hazards
Section 816 Floodway Controls, Manheim Township Zoning Ordinance adopted June 24, 1968
Air Freezing Index
974
Mean Annual Temperature
51°
C. 
R319. Site Address. Address identification is amended by deleting the text and replacing it with the following:
Structures to which a street number has been assigned shall display such number (numerals only) in a position easily observable and easily readable from the roadway or street fronting the property. The numbers shall be of contrasting color with their background and permanent in nature. The numbers shall not be installed on openable man doors or overhead doors.
Residential Structures — Street numbers shall be at least four inches in height and shall be installed at least 18 inches above finish grade.
D. 
Section R403.1, Footings is amended by adding the following:
When unsuitable soil conditions are present or if blasting is required in the excavation of footings and foundation, two one-half inch diameter reinforcing bars are required to be installed in the entire footing. If conditions warrant, a design professional shall be consulted for footing/foundation design.
E. 
Section R405.1.1, Precast concrete foundation is amended as follows:
By deleting "sewer system" in the last sentence and replacing it with "drainage system" in accordance with Section R405.1.
F. 
Section R405, Foundation drainage is amended by adding the following new subsection:
Section R405.1.2, Sump pump discharge piping termination. Sump pump pipes discharging groundwater shall terminate at least five feet beyond the exterior foundation wall and in a manner that does not create a nuisance on adjacent property(s), but no closer than 10 feet from the street right-of-way.
G. 
Section 702.7, Vapor retarders is amended to remove Class I vapor retarders. Class I vapor retarders are not to be installed on the interior side of frame walls.
H. 
Section R801.3, Roof drainage is amended as follows:
The controlled method of water disposal from roofs shall terminate at least five feet beyond the exterior foundation wall and in a manner that does not create a nuisance on adjacent property(s), but no closer than 10 feet from the street right-of-way.
I. 
Section P2603.5, Freezing is amended by deleting the last sentence and inserting in its place:
Water service pipe shall be installed a minimum of 36 inches below finish grade.
J. 
Section P2719, Floor drains is amended to read as follows:
Basement and garage floor drains in residential structures shall not discharge into the sanitary sewer system. Basement and garage floor drains in new construction, alterations or additions shall discharge by approved piping directly to daylight by either gravity or by a drainage system to the exterior of the structure. Existing basement and garage floor drains are subject to approval by the Building Code Official.
K. 
Section P2902.1, Potable water required is amended by adding the following sentence:
Water service pipe installed downstream from City of Lancaster Water Bureau's last valve shall conform to this Code.
L. 
Section P2903.7 Size of water service mains, branch mains and risers is amended in the first sentence by inserting "1" in place of "3/4".
M. 
Appendix F, Radon Control Methods is adopted as part of this Code.
N. 
Appendix H, Patio Covers is adopted as part of this Code.
O. 
Appendix K, Sound Transmission is adopted as part of this Code.
A. 
Section 901.8, Pump and riser room size is amended by adding the following after the second sentence: No less than a thirty-six-inch clearance is to be provided in front of all serviceable equipment in a fire pump and/or riser room.
B. 
Section 903.2.1.1, Group A-1: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000.
C. 
Section 903.2.1.3, Group A-3: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000.
D. 
Section 903.2.1.4, Group A-4: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000.
E. 
Section 903.2.3, Group E: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000.
F. 
Section 903.2.4, Group F-1: in number 3, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000.
G. 
Section 903.2.4: add Group F-2, to read as follows:
An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings containing Group F-2 occupancies where the Group F-2 fire area exceeds 7,500 square feet.
H. 
Section 903.2.7 Group M: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000 and in number 3, insert 12,000 in place of 24,000.
I. 
Section 903.2.9, Group S-1: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000 and in number 3, insert 12,000 in place of 24,000.
J. 
Section 903.2.9.1, Repair garages in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 10,000 and in number 2 by inserting 7,500 in place of 12,000.
K. 
Section 903.2.10, Group S-2 enclosed parking garages is amended in number 1 by inserting 7,500 in place of 12,000.
L. 
Section 903.2.10 is amended by adding Group S-2, to read as follows:
An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings containing Groups S-2 occupancies where a Group S-2 fire area exceeds 7,500 square feet.
M. 
Section 903.2 is amended by adding the following new subsection:
903.2.13 Group B. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for Group B occupancies other than ambulatory health care facilities and where one of the following conditions exists:
1. The fire area exceeds 7,500 square feet.
2. The building is three or more stories in height.
N. 
Section 912.2.2, Fire Department Connections - Existing Buildings shall be amended by adding the following sentence:
THIS FDC SERVES THE AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM AND/OR STANDPIPE SYSTEM AT (insert street address).
O. 
Section 912.5, Signs it is amended by adding after such signs shall read:
THIS FDC SERVCES THE AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM AND/OR STANDPIPE SYSTEM AT (insert street address).
P. 
Section 1028, Exit Discharge is amended by adding the following:
Safe exit discharge shall include snow/ice guards on the roof of the structure when deemed necessary by the Building Code Official.
Q. 
Section 1405.3.1, Class I and II vapor retarders is amended to remove Class I vapor retarders from the third sentence. Class I vapor retarders are not to be installed on the interior side of frame walls.
R. 
Section 1608.1, Snow Loads General is deleted and replaced with the following:
Design snow loads shall be determined in accordance with Chapter 7 of ASCE 7 as follows:
(1) The ground snow load (pg), to be used in determining the roof design loads for roofs in accordance with ASCE 7-10, is 30 pounds per square foot (psf).
(2) ASCE 7-2010 Chapter 7 is amended to read as follows:
7.3 Flat Roof Snow Loads, pf = Ce Ct I pg
7.3.1 Exposure Factor, Ce. This section is revised as follows:
The value for CE shall be determined from Table 7-2, except that the Ce value used shall not be less than 1.0 7.3.3 Importance Factor, I. This section is revised as follows: The value for I shall be determined from Table 7-4, except that the I value used shall not be less than 1.0.
S. 
Section 1608.2 Ground snow loads is amended by deleting the first sentence in its entirety and replaced with the following: The ground snow load (pg), to be used in determining the roof design loads for roofs in accordance with ASCE 7-10, is 30 pounds per square foot (psf).
T. 
Section 1803.2, Investigations required is amended by adding the following:
The Building Code Official shall be permitted to grant code modifications for geotechnical investigations when buildings are one story in height above grade and less than 1,000 square feet in building area.
U. 
Appendix H101.2 Signs Exempt from Permits is deleted in its entirety.
V. 
Appendix H108 Animated Devices is deleted in its entirety.
W. 
Appendix H110 Roof Signs is deleted in its entirety.
X. 
Appendix H112 Projecting Signs is deleted in its entirety.
Y. 
Appendix H113 Marquee Signs is deleted in its entirety.
Z. 
Appendix 114 Portable Signs is deleted in its entirety.
A. 
Chapter 4, Emergency Planning and Preparedness is adopted as part of this Code.
B. 
Section 401.2, Approval is amended by adding the following after fire code official:
and the Manheim Township Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator.
C. 
Chapter 5, Fire Service Features is adopted as part of this Code.
D. 
Section 505.1, Address identification is amended by deleting the text and replacing it with the following:
Every new and existing structure to which a street number has been assigned shall display such number (numerals only) in a position easily observable and easily readable from the roadway or street fronting the property. The numbers shall be of contrasting color with their background and shall be permanent in nature. The numbers shall not be installed on openable man doors or overhead doors.
Residential Structures. Street numbers shall be at least four inches in height and shall be installed at least 18 inches above finish grade.
Nonresidential Structures. Street numbers shall be at least six inches in height with a minimum stroke width of one-half inch and shall be on or adjacent to the entrance doors at least five feet above finish grade.
Each tenant in a multitenant commercial structure shall display numbers at both the front and all rear entrance doors to each unit in accordance with requirements for nonresidential structures.
E. 
Section 506.1, Where required is amended by adding the following sentence:
Key boxes shall be approved by the Building Code Official and the Manheim Township Fire Chief, and are required in all buildings in which there is a fire alarm system or fire protection system monitored by a central station.
F. 
Chapter 6, Building Services and Systems is adopted as part of this Code.
G. 
Section 903.2.1.1, Group A-1: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000.
H. 
Section 903.2.1.3, Group A-3: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000.
I. 
Section 903.2.1.4, Group A-4: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000.
J. 
Section 903.2.3, Group E: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000.
K. 
Section 903.2.4, Group F-1: in number 3, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000.
L. 
Section 903.2.4, add Group F-2, to read as follows:
An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings containing Group F-2 occupancies where the Group F-2 fire area exceeds 7,500 square feet.
M. 
Section 903.2.7, Group M: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000 and in number 3, insert 12,000 in place of 24,000.
N. 
Section 903.2.9, Group S-1: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 12,000 and in number 3, insert 12,000 in place of 24,000.
O. 
Section 903.2.9.1, Repair garages: in number 1, insert 7,500 in place of 10,000 and in number 2 by inserting 7,500 in place of 12,000.
P. 
Section 903.2.10, Group S-2 enclosed parking garages is amended in number 1 by inserting 7,500 in place of 12,000.
Q. 
Section 903.2.10 is amended by adding Group S-2, to read as follows:
An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings containing Groups S-2 occupancies where a Group S-2 fire area exceeds 7,500 square feet.
R. 
Section 903.2 is amended by adding the following new subsection:
903.2.13 Group B. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for Group B occupancies other than ambulatory health care facilities and where one of the following conditions exists:
1. The fire area exceeds 7,500 square feet.
2. The building is three or more stories in height.
S. 
Section 903.4, Sprinkler system supervision and alarms is amended by adding the following:
This section shall include all new and existing automatic fire sprinkler systems, both required and non-required.
T. 
Section 907.6.6, Monitoring is amended by adding the following sentences:
This section shall include new and existing fire alarm systems, both required and non-required, fire alarm and detection systems.
U. 
Section 912.2.2, Fire Department Connections - Existing Buildings shall be amended by adding the following sentence:
THIS FDC SERVES THE AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM AND/OR STANDPIPE SYSTEM AT (insert street address).
V. 
Section 912.4, Signs it is amended by adding after such signs shall read:
THIS FDC SERVES THE AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM AND/OR STANDPIPE SYSTEM AT (insert street address).
W. 
Section 1028, Exit Discharge is amended by adding the following:
Safe exit discharge shall include snow/ice guards on the roof of the structure when deemed necessary by the Building Code Official.
A. 
Section 302.2, Industrial Wastes is amended by inserting "commercial properties," in front of "manufacturing or industrial", and deleting "code official or other authority having jurisdiction" and inserting in its place "sewer authority having jurisdiction."
B. 
Section 305.4, Freezing is amended by replacing the last sentence with the following:
Water service pipe shall be a minimum of 36 inches below finish grade.
C. 
Section 412, Floor Drains is amended by adding the following:
Newly installed basement drains in new and existing structures, and existing basement floor drains in existing structures are subject to approval by the Building Code Official.
D. 
Section 603.1, Water Service Pipe is amended by inserting "1" in place of "3/4" in the second sentence and by adding the following:
Non-residential water service pipe installed downstream of the Lancaster City Water Bureau's last valve shall conform to this code.
E. 
Section 803, Special Wastes is amended by adding a new subsection that reads:
Section 803.4 Requirements. The sewer authority having jurisdiction shall be consulted prior to the discharge of special waste.
F. 
Section 1003.1, Interceptors and Separators. Where required is amended to read:
Approved separators shall be installed in accordance with this Code in structures, where a determination is made by the Building Code Official or the sewer authority having jurisdiction of the need of a separator based on the use of the structure, proposed waste or discharged waste regulated by this code.
G. 
Section 1113, Sumps is amended by adding the following subsection:
Section 1113.3.5 Sump Pump Discharge Piping Termination:
Sump pump pipes discharging groundwater shall terminate at least five feet beyond the exterior foundation wall and in a manner that does not create a nuisance on adjacent property(s), but no closer than 10 feet from the street right-of-way.