Insights | Kovert Hawkins | Indiana Architecture Firm
JANUARY 3, 2012

Apartment Building Balconies

In November, 2011 the Fire and Building Services Commission granted a variance for case 11-11-35 Campus Apartments, allowing the addition of small balconies to an existing unsprinklered R-2 apartment building without triggering the sprinkler requirement for R-2 occupancies under the current building code.

Under consideration is an interpretation of 675 IAC 12-4-12(b) that would obviate the need for variances for certain limited balcony additions.  The balconies would need to be limited to 100 s.f.  Further discussions are expected with regard to publishing either a non-rule policy or a formal interpretation.

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Indiana Energy Code-Trade Off Method Opinion: "A memo by John Hawkins, prepared at the request of the Indiana Fire and Building Services Commission, regarding whether the Trade-Off Method in ASHRAE 90.1-2007 was allowed under the Indiana Energy Code.