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IPMC Definitions

TermDefinition
Accessible Signifies access that requires the removal of an access panel or similar removable obstruction
Readily accessible Signifies access without the necessity of removing a panel or similar obstruction
Accessory structure A structure that is accessory to and incidental to that of the dwelling(s) and that is located on the same lot
An extension or increase in floor area or height of a building or structure
Stone or masonry veneer secured and supported through the adhesion of an approved bonding material applied to approved backing.
Admittance valve
An arrangement where a discharge pipe from a fixture, appliance or device drains indirectly into a receptor below the flood-level rim of the receptor and above the trap seal
Forced air circulation A means of providing space conditioning utilizing movement of air through ducts or plenums by mechanical means
Air-conditioning system A system that consists of heat exchangers, blowers, filters, supply, exhaust and return-air systems, and shall include any apparatus installed in connection therewith.
Anchored Secured in a manner that provides positive connection.
Approved Acceptable to the code official
Basement That portion of a building which is partly or completely below grade
A room containing plumbing fixtures including a bathtub or shower.
Bedroom Any room or space used or intended to be used for sleeping purposes in either a dwelling or sleeping unit.
The official who is charged with the administration and enforcement of this code, or any duly authorized representative.
Condemn To adjudge unfit for occupancy.
Detached When a structural element is physically disconnected from another and that connection is necessary to provide a positive connection.
Deterioration To weaken, disintegrate, corrode, rust or decay and lose effectiveness.
Dwelling unit A single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation.
Easement That portion of land or property reserved for present or future use by a person or agency other than the legal fee owner(s) of the property. The easement shall be permitted to be for use under, on or above a said lot or lots.
Equipment support Those structural members or assemblies of members or manufactured elements, including braces, frames, lugs, snuggers hangers or saddles, that transmit gravity load, lateral load and operating load between the equipment and the structure.
Exterior property The open space on the premises and on adjoining property under the control of owners or operators of such premises.
Garbage The animal or vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
Guard A building component or a system of building components located at or near the open sides of elevated walking surfaces that minimizes the possibility of a fall from the walking surface to a lower level.
Habitable space Space in a structure for living, sleeping, eating or cooking. (Bathrooms, toilet rooms, closets, halls, storage or utility spaces, and similar are not considered habitable spaces.)
Housekeeping unit A room or group of rooms forming a single habitable space equipped and intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating which does not contain, within such a unit, a toilet, lavatory and bathtub or shower.
Imminent danger A condition which could cause serious or life-threatening injury or death at any time.
Infestation The presence, within or contiguous to, a structure or premises of insects, rodents, vermin or other pests.
Inoperable motor vehicle A vehicle which cannot be driven upon the public streets for reasons including but not limited to being unlicensed, wrecked, abandoned, in a state of disrepair, or incapable of being moved under its own power.
Neglect The lack of proper maintenance for a building or structure.
Occupancy The purpose for which a building or portion thereof is utilized or occupied.
Occupant Any individual living or sleeping in a building, or having possession of a space within a building.
Openable area That part of a window, skylight or door which is available for unobstructed ventilation and which opens directly to the outdoors.
Operator Any person who has charge, care or control of a structure or premises which is let or offered for occupancy.
Person An individual, corporation, partnership or any other group acting as a unit.
Workmanlike Executed in skilled manner; e.g., generally plumb, level, square, in line, undamaged and without marring adjacent work.
Pest elimination The control and elimination of insects, rodents or other pests by eliminating their harborage places; by removing or making inaccessible materials that serve as their food or water; by other approved pest elimination methods.
Premises A lot, plot or parcel of land, easement or public way, including any structures thereon.
Public way Any street, alley or similar parcel of land essentially unobstructed from the ground to the sky, which is deeded, dedicated or otherwise appropriated to the public for public use.
A building arranged or occupied for lodging, with or without meals, for compensation and not occupied as one- or two-family dwelling.
Rooming unit Any room or group of rooms forming a single habitable unit occupied or intended to be occupied for sleeping or living, but not for cooking purposes.
Sleeping unit A room or space in which people sleep, which can also include permanent provisions for living, eating and either sanitation or kitchen facilities, but not both. (Such rooms and spaces that are also part of a dwelling unit are not sleeping units.)
Strict liability offense An offense in which the prosecution in a legal proceeding is not required to prove criminal intent as a part of its case.
Structure That which is built or constructed or a portion thereof.
Tenant A person, corporation, partnership or group, whether or not the legal owner of record, occupying a building or portion thereof as a unit.
Toilet room A room containing a water closet or urinal but not a bathtub or shower.
Ultimate deformation The deformation at which failure occurs and which shall be deemed to occur if the sustainable load reduces to 80 percent or less of the maximum stregth.
Ventilation The natural or mechanical process of supplying conditioned or unconditioned air to, or removing such air from, any space.
Yard
Rubbish
Owner
Let for occupancy or let
Labeled
Historic building
Cost of such demolition or emergency repairs
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