Permits Information Guide


The design and construction work shall be in accordance with all applicable Codes and regulations, MAA Design Standards, and industry standards. In the event of conflict between the applicable Codes, the most stringent requirement shall be followed.

6.1 Applicable Codes and Regulations

  1. The International Building Code (IBC) of the latest edition, with MAA modifications, see Modifications to Codes.
  2. The International Plumbing Code (latest edition)
  3. The International Mechanical Code (latest edition)
  4. The National Electric Code (NEC) (latest edition)
  5. NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code (latest edition)
  6. NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (latest edition)
  7. NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations (latest edition)
  8. NFPA 415, Standard on Airport Terminal Buildings, Fueling Ramp Drainage, and Loading Walkways
  9. Maryland Accessibility Code COMAR.05.02.02.
  10. State Plumbing Code COMAR.09.20.01.
  11. State of Maryland Fire Prevention Code, Title 29, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
  12. Applicable regulations under Maryland Department of Natural Resources, COMAR.08, Parts 1 and 2,
  13. Maryland Department of the Environment, COMAR.26, Parts 1-4
  14. Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission, COMAR.14.15.
  15. Applicable regulations under Maryland Department of Transportation COMAR for BWI.
  16. COMAR.05.02.01, Model Performance Code
  17. COMAR 05.02.07, Maryland Building Performance Standards Regulations.
  18. Maryland State Department of Health regulations for eating and drinking establishments, as interpreted by the Office of Food
  19. Protection and Community Health Services of the State Health Department.
  20. National Fuel Gas Code (latest edition)

6.2 Design Standards

  1. MAA Design Standards: MAA Design Standards applies to all projects carried out at MAA facilities. See Appendix F for enclosed CD.
  2. Tenant Directives
  3. BAA Tenant Design Criteria and Checklist (For BWI Concessions Work Only):BAA Tenant Design Criteria and Checklist requirements apply to all projects that are managed by BAA-Maryland.
  4. FAA Standards and Advisory circulars.

6.3 Industry Standards

  1. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) of the latest edition.
  2. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Lighting Recommendations.
  3. Maryland Occupation Safety and Health Regulations (MOSH)
  4. U S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health and Regulations (OSHA)
Frequently Requested Pages:
MAA Design Standards
Concessions Design Standards
Concessions Checklist
Existing Building Information
Security Requirements
Safety Requirements
CAD Standards
Confined Space Entry


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