Building Code Interpretations (Archive)

 

Below are the Prince William County Building Official’s interpretations that have been issued for the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Codes of 1996, 2000 and 2003. The interpretations that are marked with an asterisk * have been updated to the most current Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and can be viewed at Building Code Interpretations (Current)

 

 

 

 Number  Description  Code/Section  Issued Date
 1996-01  Retaining Walls  BOCA Building 1825.0  05/01/2003
 1996-02  Sunroom Receptacle Outlets  NEC 210-52  05/01/2003
 1996-03*  Piers Wharves and Boat Docks  USBC 109.0  05/01/2003
 1996-04*  Sprinkler System in Unheated Space  NFPA 13R-91   05/01/2003
 1996-05*  Permit Required - Mechanical  USBC 109.0  05/01/2003
 1996-06  Wood Protection Against Decay  BOCA Building 2311.0
 CABO 322.0
 05/01/2003
 1996-07  Residential - Ordinary Space  USBC 109.0  05/01/2003
 1996-08  Adult Residence - Assisted Living  BOCA Building 308.2  05/01/2003
 1996-09  Bathroom Exhaust Fans and Recirculation Fans  BOCA Property Maintenance PM-404.2
 CABO 303.3
 05/01/2003
 1996-10  Stairways - Winders  CABO 314.0  05/01/2003
 1996-11*  Emergency Systems  NEC 700  05/06/2003
 1996-12*  Marine Clay As Fill Material  CABO 401  06/18/2003
 1996-13  Story Above Grade Calculation  BOCA 502
 CABO 202 
 09/02/2003
 1996-14  Grandstands and Bleachers  BOCA Ch. 6 and 8  09/09/2003
 2000-01*  Means of Egress Lighting   IBC/2000 Ch. 10  04/15/2004
 2000-02*  Through-wall Penetration of Structural Members  IBC/2000 Ch. 7  10/10/2004
 2000-03  Bleacher Egress Lighting and Exit Signs  IBC/2000  01/10/2005
 2003-01*  Permit Required - Mechanical  USBC Section 109  11/16/06
 2003-02*  Piers Wharves and Boat Docks  USBC Section 109  11/16/06
 2003-03*  Expansive Soil As Fill Material   IRC Section 401  11/16/06
 2003-04*  Through-wall Penetration by Structural Members    IBC Chapter 7  11/16/06
 2003-05  Bleacher Egress Lighting and Exit Signs    IBC Chapter 10  11/16/06
 2003-06*  Means of Egress Lighting   IBC Chapter 10  11/16/06
 2003-07  Sunroom Receptacle Outlets   NEC Article 210-52  11/16/06
 2003-08*  Emergency Systems  NEC Article 700  11/16/06
 2003-09*  Sprinkler System in Unheated Space   NFPA 13R-91  11/16/06