Title 17A Administration
Chapter 17A.020 Definitions
Glazing Glass as used in building façades, including windows, transoms and glass portions of storefronts.
Grade.The “grade” of a building is defined in the International Building Code, Sec. 502.1 as a grade plane representing the average of finished ground level adjoining the building of exterior walls. Where the finished ground level slopes away from the exterior walls, the reference plane shall be established by the lowest points within the area between the building and the lot line or, where the lot line is more than six feet (one thousand eight hundred twenty-nine mm) from the building, between the building and a point six feet (one thousand eight hundred twenty-nine mm) from the building.
Groins.A bank of shore-protection structure in the form of a barrier oblique to primary motion of water, deigned to control movement of bed material.
Ground Disturbing Activity.Any activity that results in a change in the existing soil cover (both vegetative and non-vegetative) and/or the existing soil topography. Ground disturbing activities include, but are not limited to demolition, construction, clearing, grading, filling, logging, and excavation.
Ground Water.Water in a saturated zone or stratum beneath the surface of the land or below a surface water body.
Group Living Structure.A structure that contains sleeping areas and at least one set of cooking and sanitary facilities that is used as a residence for group living uses.
Date Passed: Monday, January 12, 2015
Effective Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
ORD C35212 Section 15