Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 09 - MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Subtitle 12 - DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter 09.12.50 - Model Performance Code
09.12.50.03 - Model Performance Code

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg 09.12.50.03

09.12.50.03. Model Performance Code

A. The standards incorporated by reference in Regulation .02-1 of this chapter, and modified as follows, constitute the Model Performance Code for building construction in the State:

(1) For industrialized building construction:

(a) International Building Code with the following modifications:

(i) Chapter 1. Delete Section 101.2.1 Appendices and replace with the following:

101.2.1 Appendices: All the provisions in the Appendices are adopted as part of the IBC except those in Appendices A, B, D, E, and K;

(ii) Chapter 9. Add note to Section 901.1 Scope: Fire protection system requirements of Chapter 9 may be concurrently covered in the State Fire Prevention Code, Public Safety Article, §§ 6-101 -6-202, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 29.06.01;

(iii) Chapter 10. Add note to Section 1001.1 General: Means of egress requirements of Chapter 10 may be concurrently covered in the State Fire Prevention Code, Public Safety Article, §§ 6-101 -6-602, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 29.06.01;

(iv) Chapter 11. Chapter 11, related to accessibility requirements, is hereby replaced with the Maryland Accessibility Code set forth in COMAR 09.12.53;

(v) Chapter 24. The requirements for safety glazing set forth in Public Safety Article, Title 12, Subtitle 4, Annotated Code of Maryland, are in addition to Chapter 24, Section 2406, of the IBC related to safety glazing. In the event of a conflict between Chapter 24 of the IBC and the Annotated Code of Maryland, the requirements of the Annotated Code of Maryland prevail;

(vi) Chapter 30. The provisions of Chapter 30 of the IBC relate to elevators and conveying systems and are in addition to and not instead of the requirements set forth in Public Safety Article, Title 12, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland. In the event of a conflict between the IBC and the Annotated Code of Maryland, the provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland prevail;

(b) International Plumbing Code with the following modification: Delete all of § 404.0 - the subject matter is covered by Maryland Accessibility Code, COMAR 09.12.53;

(c) National Electrical Code,

(d) International Mechanical Code;

(e) International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings with the following modifications:

(i) Chapter 1. Delete the Section 102.5 Appendices and replace with the following: 102.5 Appendices: All the provisions in the Appendices are adopted as part of the IRC except those in Appendices E, J, and L;

(ii) Add to Section N1102.4.1.2 (R402(R402.4.1.2): Except as provided for in the Simulated Performance Path listed in Section Nil05 (R405);

(iii) Add to Section N1102.4.1.2 (R402(R402.4.1.2): Except as provided for in the Energy Rating Index Compliance Alternative Section Nl 106 (R406);

(iv) Modify Table N1105.5.2(l) (R405.5.2(l)) for Air Exchange Rate line item under the proposed design add "not to exceed 5 air changes per hour" after "The measured air exchange rate "; and

(v) Add exception to Section Nl 106.2 (R406.2): The maximum of 5 air changes per hour tested in accordance with Section N1102.4.1.2 (R402(R402.4.1.2) may be used to determine the Energy Rating index score;

(f) International Energy Conservation Code with the following modification:

(i) Add a note to Section C405.2.4 Specific Application Controls: For the new construction of hotels, each hotel guest room shall be equipped with a master control device in compliance with COMAR 09.12.51.040(2);

(ii) Add to Section R402.4.1.2: Except as provided for in the Simulated Performance Path listed in Section R405;

(iii) Add to Section R402.4.1.2: Except as provided for in the Energy Rating Index Compliance Alternative in Section R406;

(iv) Modify Table R405.5.2(1) for Air Exchange Rate line item under the proposed design add "not to exceed 5 air changes per hour" after "The measured air exchange rate "; and

(v) Add exception to Section R406.2: The maximum of 5 air changes per hour tested in accordance with Section R402.4.1.2 may be used to determine the Energy Rating index score;

(g) If an industrialized building manufacturer desires to or has been requested to construct a building to the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) standards they may use the IGCC in addition to the other codes in § A(1) with the following modifications:

(i) Chapter 1. Delete Section 101.4 Appendices and replace with the following: All the provisions in the appendices are adopted as part of the IGCC except those in the appendices C and D;

(ii) Chapter 3. Add following note to Section 302.1 Item 1: In Table 302.1, Select "Yes" for residential buildings as indicated in Exception 1 to Section 101.3; and

(iii) The § A(1)(g) does not preempt the authority reserved to local jurisdictions to regulate matters in the IGCC including land use, site placement, and other matters that do not affect the structure or design of the industrialized building; and

(h) The Department encourages home builders to construct new high-performance homes.

(2) For all other building construction:

(a) The International Building Code with modifications related to building standards, as adopted under COMAR 09.12.51.04,

(b) Plumbing Code requirements adopted under Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§ 12-101 -12-702, Annotated Code of Maryland,

(c) National Electrical Code,

(d) International Mechanical Code;

(e) The International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings with modifications related to building standards, as adopted under COMAR 09.12.51.04;

(f) International Energy Conservation Code with modifications related to building standards, as adopted under COMAR 09.12.51.04; and

(g) If a builder desires to or has been requested to construct a building to the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) standards they may use the IGCC in addition to the other codes in § A(2).

B. Copies of these documents are filed in special public depositories located throughout the State. A list of these depositories is available online at http://www.dsd.state.md.us

(Regulation .03 amended and recodified from 05.02.01.03 effective 46:6 Md. R. 345, eff. 3/25/2019)
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