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  1. The general duties of the IOR shall be as follows:
    1. The IOR shall have personal knowledge, obtained by continuous inspection of all parts of the work of construction in all stages of its progress to ensure that the work is in accordance with the approved construction documents.
    2. Continuous inspection means complete inspection of every part of the work. Work, such as concrete or masonry work which can be inspected only as it is placed or assembled, shall require the constant presence of the IOR. Other types of work which can be completely inspected after the work is installed may be carried on while the IOR is not present. In no case shall the IOR have or assume any duties which will prevent continuous inspection.
    3. The IOR shall work under the direction of the architect or engineer in responsible charge. All inconsistencies or seeming errors in the approved construction documents shall be reported promptly to the architect or engineer in responsible charge for interpretation and instructions. In no case, however, shall the instructions of the architect or engineer in responsible charge be construed to cause work to be done which is not in conformity with the approved construction documents.
    4. The IOR shall maintain a file of approved construction documents on the job at all times including all reports of tests and inspections required by the construction documents and shall immediately return any unapproved documents to the architect or engineer in responsible charge for proper action. The IOR shall also maintain on the job at all times, all codes and regulations referred to in the approved construction documents.
    5. The IOR shall notify the Office in writing:
      1. When the work is started or resumed on the project.
      2. At least 48 hours in advance of the time when foundation trenches will be complete, ready for footing forms.
      3. At least 48 hours in advance of the first placing of concrete.
      4. When work has been suspended for a period of more than two weeks.
    6. The IOR(s) shall maintain field records of construction progress for each day or any portion of a day that they are present at the project site location. The field record shall state the time of arrival, time of departure, a summary of work in progress and noted deficiencies in the construction or deviations from the approved construction documents. The field record shall document the time and date of all significant correspondence with the contractor regarding incomplete work, potential deficiencies or deviations which require the contractor's attention and could potentially affect the timely and compliant completion of the project. This field record shall document the date, time and method of correction for any noted deficiencies or deviations. In addition, this record shall contain the following as applicable:
      1. Copies of all certificates, tags, marks or other evidence of material properties and/or manufactured components as required by the California Building Standards Code.
      2. The time and date of placing concrete; time and date of removal of forms and shoring in each portion of the structure; location of defective concrete; and time, date and method of correction of defects.
      3. Identification marks of welders, lists of defective welds, and manner of correction of defects and other related events.
      4. A list of test reports of all nonconforming materials or defective workmanship and shall indicate the corrective actions taken.
      5. The names and certificate numbers (when applicable) of all special inspectors who perform work both on- and off-site.
      6. When driven piles are used for foundations, the location, length and penetration under the last ten blows for each pile. It shall also include a description of the characteristics of the pile driving equipment.
      7. The log of changes to the work prepared by the architect or engineer in responsible charge required by Section 7-153(e).
    7. Field records may be kept electronically. All field records of construction progress shall be retained on the job until the completion of the work and shall, upon request, be made available to the Office, the architect or engineer in responsible charge and the owner. Electronic records may be retained off-site if made available during on-site and remote review of documents. Upon completion of the project, these original field records shall be submitted to the hospital governing board or authority.
  2. The IOR shall notify the contractor, in writing, of any deviations from the approved construction documents or new construction not in compliance with the California Building Standards Code, which have not been immediately corrected by the contractor. Copies of such notice shall be forwarded immediately to the architect or engineer in responsible charge, owner and to the Office.
Authority: Health and Safety Code Sections 18929 and 129675—130070.
Reference: Health and Safety Code Section 129850.
  1. (OSHPD 2/95) Regular order by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to amend Section 7-145. Filed with the secretary of state on August 14, 1996, becomes effective September 13, 1996. Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on March 19, 1996.

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