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[A] 102.3.3.1 Registered Design Professional in Responsible Charge
Where multiple design disciplines are involved, the registered design professional in responsible charge is responsible to ensure that design elements are comprehensive and complete before submittals are made to the code official. During the code review process all designated reports, drawings and construction documents necessary to demonstrate compliance with the code shall be submitted by the registered design professional in responsible charge. The responsibilities of the registered design professional in responsible charge include those of a registered design professional.
[A] 102.3.3.2 Responsibilities
Registered design professionals are responsible to apply the performance requirements and acceptable methods approach in Section 103.3 for performance-based designs where using this code. This code requires design analysis and support documentation to demonstrate the design approach and to verify design objectives and compliance with this code.
[A] 102.3.3.3 Supporting Documentation
Registered design professionals have the responsibility to provide the appropriate design analysis, research, computations and documentation to demonstrate compliance with applicable performance requirements of this code and applicable prescriptive code provisions.
[A] 102.3.3.4 Acceptable Methods
Registered design professionals shall use authoritative documents or design guides to determine testing and verification methods for selecting building materials that are compatible with the building systems approach selected.
[A] 102.3.3.5 References
Registered design professionals are responsible to document applicable design guides or authoritative documents for a performance-based design and demonstrate how these documents are utilized to substantiate design solutions to show compliance with the provisions of this code. The use of documents that are not accepted as authoritative documents or design guides requires substantiation with the code official to obtain acceptance.
[A] 102.3.3.6 Documentation of Bounding Conditions
The registered design professional shall document all bounding conditions and establish thresholds that determine when changes must be approved by the code official.
[A] 102.3.3.7 Compliance With Bounding Conditions
The registered design professional shall review the completed construction elements, equipment, furnishings, processes and contents to verify compliance with the bounding conditions and the critical design features identified in the approved construction documents. The code official may require that the registered design professional in responsible charge file a report to verify compliance with the bounding conditions and the critical design features at the completion of the project as a condition of obtaining required certificates.
[A] 102.3.3.8 Special Expert
The scope of work of a special expert shall be limited to the area of expertise as demonstrated in the documentation submitted to the code official for review and approval. Where a special expert performs functions of a design, the special expert shall assume the responsibilities of that phase of the design.

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