Statewide, New Mexico
|Residential Building Code – 2021 IRC and Appendix AQ
|NM Residential Building Code 2021
|New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department
About this appendix: Appendix AQ relaxes various requirements in the body of the code as they apply to houses that are 400 square feet in area or less. Attention is specifically paid to features such as compact stairs, including stair handrails and headroom, ladders, reduced ceiling heights in lofts and guard and emergency escape and rescue opening requirements at lofts.
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Updated: December 2023 – Laura
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IB — Industrialized Buildings
IRC — International Residential Code
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T — Transitional Housing
UDO — Unified Development Ordinance
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