SECTION .1200 ‑ STANDARDS FOR NEW JAIL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

 

10A NCAC 14J .1201        APPLICABILITY ‑ CONSTRUCTION

(a)  North Carolina State Building Code ‑ Jails must meet the requirements of the North Carolina State Building Code in effect at the time of construction, additions, alterations or repairs.

(b)  New Jails ‑ The construction standards established in Section .1200 shall apply to all jail construction for which the final working drawings have been approved by the Branch after the effective date of this Rule.  The operational standards in Sections .0100 through .1000 of this Subchapter will affect design options and shall be reviewed prior to submittal of working drawings.

(c)  Existing Jails ‑ Existing jails shall continue to be governed by the existing construction standards which are now in Section .1500 and the same standards shall apply to new jails which have had final working drawings approved by the Section prior to the effective date of this Rule.  Existing jails or new jails which have had final working drawings approved by the Section prior to the effective date of this Rule may choose to comply with any of the new construction standards in Section .1200 as a substitute for existing standards on the same subject in Section .1500.

(d)  Additions ‑ The construction standards established in Section .1200 shall apply to any construction that adds square footage to the building and for which the final working drawings are approved after the effective date of this Rule.

(e)  Alterations or Repairs ‑ When alterations or repairs are made to an existing jail building such alterations or repairs shall comply with the standards for new construction established in Section .1200.  Unaltered portions of the building shall be required to comply with the new construction standards indicated in Section .1200 only under the circumstances specified in Paragraphs (f)‑(h) of this Rule.

(f)  Extensive Annual Alterations or Repairs ‑ If, within any 12 month period, alterations or repairs costing in excess of 50 percent of the then physical value of the building are made to an existing jail, the entire jail shall conform to the construction standards for new jails established in Section .1200.

(g)  Reconstruction After Damage ‑ If an existing jail is damaged by fire or otherwise in excess of 50 percent of the then physical value of the building at the time of damage, the jail shall be reconstructed in conformance with the construction standards for new jails established in Section .1200.

(h)  Physical Value ‑ For the purpose of this Rule, the physical value of the jail building shall be determined by the local building inspection department.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 153A‑221;

Eff. June 1, 1990;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1992.