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For onsite construction, from time to time the code official, upon notification from the permit holder or the permit holder's agent, shall make or cause to be made any necessary inspections and shall either approve that portion of the construction as completed or shall notify the permit holder or the permit holder's agent wherein the same fails to comply with the code. Specific required inspections include those in Sections A-402.10.5.1 through A-402.10.5.5.1 as applicable to the scope of work.
A-402.10.5.1 Foundation Inspection
Inspection of the foundation shall be made after poles or piers are set or trenches or basement areas are excavated and any required forms erected and any required reinforcing steel is in place and prior to the placing of concrete. The foundation inspection shall include excavations for thickened slabs intended for the support of bearing walls, partitions, structural supports, or equipment and special requirements for wood foundations.
A-402.10.5.2 Plumbing, Mechanical, Gas and Electrical Systems Inspection
Rough inspection of plumbing, mechanical, gas and electrical systems shall be made prior to covering or concealment, before fixtures or appliances are set or installed, and prior to framing inspection.

Exception: Ground-source heat pump loop systems tested in accordance with Section M2105.28 of the Residential Code shall be permitted to be backfilled prior to inspection.
A-402.10.5.3 Floodplain Inspections
For construction in areas prone to flooding as established by Table R-R301.2(1) of the Residential Code, upon placement of the lowest floor, including basement, and prior to further vertical construction, the code official shall require submission of documentation, prepared and sealed by a registered design professional, of the elevation of the lowest floor, including basement, required in the Residential Code.
A-402.10.5.4 Frame and Masonry Inspection
Inspection of framing and masonry construction shall be made after the roof, masonry, all framing, firestopping, draftstopping and bracing are in place and after the plumbing, mechanical and electrical rough inspections are approved.
A-402.10.5.5 Other Inspections
In addition to the called inspections above, the code official may make or require any other inspections to ascertain compliance with the Residential Code and other laws, rules and regulations enforced by the code official.
A-402.10.5.5.1 Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction Inspection
Where fire-resistance-rated construction is required between dwelling units or due to location on property, the code official shall require an inspection of such construction after all lathing and/or wallboard is in place, but before any plaster is applied, or before wallboard joints and fasteners are taped and finished.

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A-402.10.5 Inspections, Residential Permits
Exception: Ground-source heat pump loop systems tested in accordance with Section M2105.28 of the Residential Code shall be permitted ...