Effingham, Illinois Building Codes

Updated : 04/26/2024

Overview

Effingham, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendix F, with amendments. Effingham, IL, Muni. Code § 7-16 (adoption) and § 7-18 (amendments). Effingham, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Effingham, IL, Muni. Code § 7-16 (adoption) and § 7-17 (amendments).

Helpful resources for Effingham, Illinois include the following.

Residential Building Code

Illinois has yet to adopt a statewide residential code. Local laws will control.See PLRB, Illinois Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Effingham adopted the 2015 IRC, locally. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the model code here.

You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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2015 IRC(Effingham, IL Sec. 7-16. - Adoption of the International Building Code, 2015 Edition, and the International Residential Code, 2015 Edition.)

...4.1 through 101.4.6 of the IBC 2015, subject to the additions, insertions, deletions, and modifications prescribed in Section 7-17 of this Article, and the International Residential Code For One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2015 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the "IRC 2015"), subject...

Drip Edge

Drip Edge: yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Effingham ? Yes
Citation: Effingham, IL, Muni. Code § 7-18 (amendments).
Municipal Code https://library.municode.com/il/effingham/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=MUCO_CH7BUBURE_ARTIIBUCO_S7-18AMINRECO2015ED
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Amend: Table R301.2(1)

TABLE R301.2(1)
CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA
GROUND SNOW LOAD (d) WIND DESIGN SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY (f) SUBJECT TO DAMAGE FROM WINTER DESIGN TEMP (e) ICE BARRIER UNDERLAYMENT REQUIRED(h) FLOOD HAZARDS (g) AIR
FREEZING
INDEX (i)
MEAN ANNUAL TEMP (j)
Speed (d)
(mph)
Topographic effects(k) Special wind region(l) Wind-borne debris zone (m) Weathering (a) Frost line depth (b) Termite (c)
20 90 NO NO NO C SEVERE 36″ MOD/HVY -4 YES 1985 1200 53.7
Government Officials
Last Name First Name Title E-mail Phone Note
Roedl Chris Building Official croedl@effinghamil.com 217/342-5300 ext. 5005

Comments

Effingham, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), including appendix F, with amendments. Effingham, IL, Muni. Code § 7-16 (adoption) and § 7-18 (amendments).

Amend: R309.5 Fire sprinklers. Private garages may be protected by fire sprinklers where the garage wall has been designed based on table R302.1(2), Footnote a. Sprinklers, when provided, in garages shall be connected to an automatic sprinkler system that complies with Section P2904. Garage sprinklers, designed to provide a density of 0.05 gpm/ft 2 .

Amend: R313.1. Townhouse automatic fire sprinkler systems. An automatic residential fire sprinkler system may be installed in townhouses. When installed, automatic residential fire sprinkler systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with Section P2904 or NFPA 13D.

Amend: R313.2 One- and two-family dwelling automatic fire systems. An automatic residential fire sprinkler system may be installed in one- and two-family dwellings. When installed, automatic residential fire sprinkler systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with Section P2904 or NFPA 13D.

Existing Buildings

Existing buildings, meaning buildings that were built in accordance to code at the time of construction, typically merit extra consideration in a current updated code.

Effingham, Illinois, did not adopt the IEBC.

Commercial Building Code

Effingham adopted the 2015 IBC, locally. Note that adoptions usually come with amendments. So, it is important to review those amendments in addition to the unamended model code.

You can find a copy of the code here.You can find information about amendments to the model code here.

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See Muni. Code(Effingham, IL Municipal Code)

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Comments

Effingham, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), with amendments. Effingham, IL, Muni. Code § 7-16 (adoption) and § 7-17 (amendments).

Amend: 903.2.8 Group R. An automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3 shall be provided throughout all buildings with a Group R fire area.

Exception: Buildings used solely as Apartment houses (Use Group R-2) that meet all of the following:

1.Not more than 2 stories;

2.Does not have a basement; and,

3.Not more than eight (8) dwelling units per fire area.

Amend: 903.3.1.1.1 Exempt locations. Automatic sprinklers shall not be required in the following rooms or areas where such rooms or areas are protected with an approved automatic fire detection system in accordance with Section 907.2 that will respond to visible or invisible particles of combustion. Sprinklers shall not be omitted from a room merely because it is damp, of fire-resistance-rated construction, or contains electrical equipment.

1.A room where the application of water, or flame and water, constitutes a serious life or fire hazard,

2.A room or space where sprinklers are considered undesirable because of the nature of the contents, where approved by the fire code official,

3.Generator and transformer rooms separated from the remainder of the building by walls and floor/ceiling or roof/ceiling assemblies having a fire-resistance-rating of not less than 2 hours, Storage is prohibited in such rooms.

4.Rooms or areas that are of noncombustible construction with wholly noncombustible contents.

5.Fire service access elevator machine rooms and machinery spaces.

6.Machine rooms, machinery spaces, control rooms, and control spaces associated with occupant evacuation elevators designed in accordance with Section 3008.

Amend: 903.3.1.2.1. Balconies and Decks. Sprinkler protection shall be provided for exterior balconies, decks, and ground floor patios of dwelling units and sleeping units where the building is of Type V construction, provided there is a roof or deck above. Sidewall sprinklers that are used to protect such areas shall be permitted to be located such that their deflectors are within 1 inch (25 mm) to 6 inches (152 mm) below the structural members and a maximum distance of 14 inches (356 mm) below the deck of the exterior balconies and decks that are constructed of open wood joist construction.

Exception: Exterior balconies, decks, ground floor patios, and any roof area above said balconies, decks, or patios, that are all made of wholly noncombustible construction.

Add: 903.3.8.1.1 Existing buildings. Limited area sprinkler systems shall not exceed 20 sprinklers in any single fire area in any existing building.

Existing Buildings

Please refer to § 101.4.7 of the adopted 2015 IBC. 

Effingham, Illinois, did not adopt the IEBC.

Other Building Codes

Effingham, Illinois, adopted the 2008 National Electric Code (NFPA 70). Effingham, IL, Muni. Code § 7-46 (adoption)

Effingham, Illinois, adopted the 2015 International Fire Code. Effingham, IL, Muni. Code § 10-21 (adoption).

Effingham, Illinois, adopted the 2015 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101). Effingham, IL, Muni. Code § 10-23 (adoption).

Effingham, Illinois, adopted the State Minimum Code of Plumbing Standards. Effingham, IL Muni. Code § 20-16 (adoption).