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A. Chapter A4 of the 2003 International Existing Building Code ("IEBC"), as published by the International Code Council or any amendments thereto as determined by the City of Berkeley Building Official is hereby adopted and made a part of this Chapter as though fully set forth herein, subject to modifications set forth in this Chapter. For purposes of this Chapter, the standards in the IEBC shall be used for the analysis of seismic weakness and to formulate the elements of work required to remedy any identified weaknesses. For the purposes of this Chapter, the non-wood frame elements of the ground floor of a designated building shall also be analyzed.

B. The Building Official shall provide guidelines delineating the standards for the use of Chapter A4, including amendments for buildings with non-wood-frame ground floor elements, and for filing the report required by this ordinance. The guidelines shall provide details for items required in the report, procedures to be followed, and a framework for both the assembly of the required information by the professional and for the evaluation of the report by the City.

C. To provide standards for the analysis of non-wood frame ground floor elements, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Standard 31--"Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings," 2003 Edition, is hereby adopted by reference. (Ord. 7318-NS § 1 (part), 2013)