At various stages of construction conformance to the building code has to be verified to the Code Compliance Coordinator or the Code Compliance Manager. Inspection and verification is specified at the following levels of construction:
Abatement / Demolition
Buried Structural / Utilities
Foundations and Structural Elements
Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC Systems
Fire Protection and Detection Systems
Final Acceptance Testing
Requesting a Permit - Work Orders
Projects administered and constructed by the Physical Plant or the Office of Telecommunications:
The Physical Plant or the Office of Telecommunications receives the Work Order and determines the scope of work required and the need for a permit. Maintenance projects that replace an item with a like item are not required to obtain a construction permit.
As the Project Manager the shop coordinator forwards a copy of the work order, with pertinent scope information (including estimates) to the office of Code Administration, requesting a permit.
Although preliminary plans and/or drawings are submitted for work order projects, final plans and drawings are not usually necessary unless an architect's seal is required. The staff members of the Physical Plant supervise the work order project, assuring conformance and consistency in the material and methods used.
Followup inspections will be performed by an engineer or third party inspector (for electrical and plumbing work) and the Office of Code Administration as specified on the permit.
Requesting a Permit – General
A permit can be requested for non-work order construction projects by one, or a combination of the following methods:
Formal Contracts – The Project Manager requests a permit from the Code Administration Office using the code checklist / permit application form. The application form specifies the level of documentation required for a permit to be issued, but it typically includes construction documents prepared by a registered professional designer and the campus authorizing signatures.
University Auxiliary Services (UAS) must initiate projects through the Physical Plant work order process and the Physical Plant will coordinate the work including the building permit request. Work to be performed will be under the supervision of a Physical Plant Department or Facilities Acquisitions Project Manager and can proceed in the same manner as other in-house work orders.