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The purpose of this chapter as adopted is to provide for and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the general public, and not to create or to otherwise establish or designate any particular class or group of persons who will or should be especially protected or benefited by the terms of this chapter.

(1) The purpose of the international codes adoption chapter is to regulate construction and/or development of site work within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Covington. Further, it is the purpose of this chapter to adopt locally State-mandated laws and codes regulating construction in order to promote the health, safety and welfare of the occupants or users of buildings and structures and the general public as a whole by enforcement of building codes throughout this jurisdiction.

(2) It is also the purpose of this title, through enforcement of referenced codes, to regulate the safe and proper function of elements of a site or site improvement work and essential systems of a building including structural framing, plumbing and sanitation, water conservation, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, energy efficiency, safe and equal access, fire suppression systems, alarm systems, and Fire Department access. (Ord. 19-20 § 2 (Exh. 1); Ord. 11-16 § 1 (Exh. 1))