Hiram, Georgia Building Codes

Updated : 04/29/2024

Overview

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), including all Appendices, with amendments. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption and amendments). Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), including all Appendices, with amendments. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption and amendments). Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), including all Appendices, with amendments. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption and amendments). 

Helpful resources for Hiram, Georgia include the following.

Residential Building Code

Georgia adopted a statewide mandatory residential code that will control. Authority for local amendments will be limited.See PLRB, Georgia Building Codes for more information on state level codes.

Hiram adopted the 2018 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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Drip Edge

Drip Edge: Yes

Ice Barrier

Are ice barriers required for Hiram ? No
Comments:

The adoption of the residential code included an amendment stating that ice barrier underlayment is not required at the eaves.

Ground snow load (lbs. Per square foot) — 5.

Wind speed (fastest mile) — 90.

Seismic design category — B.

Weathering — moderate.

Frost line depth — 12″ minimum.

Termite damage — very heavy.

Winter design temp. for heating facilities — 22°F.

Ice Barrier Underlayment Required — No.

Flood Hazards — Yes.

Air Freezing Index — 225.

Mean Annual Temperature — 55 F to 60 F.

Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31(d)(3) (adoption and amendments). 

Comments

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), including all Appendices, with amendments. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption and amendments).

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.

Refer to Appendix J of the adopted 2018 IRC.

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), including all Appendices, with amendments. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption and amendments). 

Commercial Building Code

Hiram adopted the 2018 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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Comments

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), including all Appendices, with amendments. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption and amendments).

Existing Buildings

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), including all Appendices, with amendments. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption and amendments).

Other Building Codes

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC), including all Appendices. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption).

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC), including all Appendices, with amendments. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption and amendments). 

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC), including all Appendices. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption).

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), including all Appendices. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption).

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), including all Appendices. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption).

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), including all Appendices. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption).

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), including all Appendices, with amendments. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption and amendments). 

Hiram, Georgia, adopted the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC), including all Appendices. Hiram, GA, Muni. Code § 10-3 (adoption) and Paulding County, GA, Muni. Code § 18-31 (adoption).