- Any person wishing to file a petition requesting the adoption, amendment or repeal of a rule by the Building Code Council shall file a written petition on a form provided by the Building Code Council and 21 copies with the Building Code Council Secretary.
- The petition shall include the following information:
- Name, address and occupation of petitioner;
- A summary of the proposed action (adoption, amendment or repeal of a rule or rules);
- A draft of the proposed rule or other action;
- A complete statement of the reason for the proposed action with supporting documentation;
- An identification of the persons or class of persons most likely to be affected by the proposed action; and
- An economic impact analysis as required by General Statute §143-138(a).
- There shall be no specific form required for complaints. To be sufficient, a complaint shall be in writing, identify the parties and shall reasonably apprise the Building Code Council of the facts that form the basis of the complaint.
- There shall be no specific form required for answers, motions or other pleadings relating to appeals before the Building Code Council, except they shall be in writing. To be sufficient, the document shall identify the case to which it refers and reasonably apprise the Building Code Council of the matters it alleges, answers or requests. In lieu of submission in writing, motions, requests and other pleadings may be made on the record during the course of the hearing before the Building Code Council.
|OCCUPANCY GROUP||BUILDING PLANS TO BE APPROVED|
|Section 403 — High Rise1||All buildings|
|Section 402 — Covered Mall Buildings1||All buildings|
|City/county owned||All buildings 20,000 sq. ft. or greater as required by G.S. §58-31-40|
|Group A1, 2||Occupant load over 1,000|
|Group E1||Over 2 stories or over 20,000 sq. ft./story|
|Group H1||Occupant load over 100|
|Group I1||Over 3 stories or over 10,000 sq. ft./story|
|Group R1||Over 4 stories or over 100 units/building|
- Plans and specifications are not required by the Engineering Division on buildings, except city/county owned, that are located in a city or county inspection jurisdiction approved to perform plans review.
- Except temporary bleachers.
The occupant loads refer to a new building or building addition area only.
For the purpose of this table only, the occupant load for a church is based on the occupant load of the Occupant Group A-3 main meeting area. If the A-3 area is over 1,000 occupants, then DOI plan review is required unless exception 2 applies.
General Statute 58-31-40 indicates that such city/countyowned buildings must be greater than 20,000 square feet (1858 m2) of new or additional building footprint to require DOI review. The 20,000 square feet (1858 m2) applies to individual structures on the site and not the sum of the structures.
- An inspection department may make a written request to the Building Code Council to review plans and specifications on buildings listed in Table 104.1. This authority shall be granted provided that the inspection department is adequately staffed by code enforcement officials with Standard Level III Certificates issued by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board in all areas.
- Local inspection departments approved under this section shall be listed on the Department of Insurance web page, or a list shall be provided by the Building Code Council Secretary. www.ncdoi.com/osfm.
- At the project start, the owner's project team (Architect, Engineer, contractor, et al.) shall meet with the Code Enforcement Official (CEO) to determine the prevailing code compliance strategy for the full scope of the project, to be documented in an electronic Appendix B format or an equivalent format, acceptable to the CEO.
- The CEO may issue a single project master permit, based on the initial project description and code compliance strategy agreement.
Commentary: The CEO should work collaboratively to review building components or details as scheduled by the owner's project team.
- The CEO shall inspect built work, as described in Section 107 of this code.
- Concurrence on compliance with the code, with respect to both the model and built product, shall be gained before inspections are approved.
- The owner's project team shall submit a validation document, at project substantial completion, documenting the building as constructed and compliance with the North Carolina State Building Code, for records retention by the Authority Having Jurisdiction. Validation document: may be a three dimensional model, two dimensional electronic drawings and records, or a combination of both, accurately reflecting the completed building as approved by the code official in the field, and verified with respect to same.
- Where the validation document varies from the approved virtual model regarding building code compliance, the related Architect/Engineer must approve the change.
- Receipt of the validation document shall be a condition on issuance of Certificate of Occupancy.
IPD: A project delivery method that integrates key participants (owner, Architect, Engineer, contractor, code official, et al.), systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively plans and constructs facilities. The collaborative process begins in early design and continues through all phases of design, fabrication and construction.
- Footing inspection;
- Under slab inspection, as appropriate;
- Foundation inspection;
- Rough-in inspection;
- Building framing inspection;
- Insulation inspection;
- Fire protection inspection; and
- Final inspection.
Nothing in any of Sections 107.1.1 through 107.1.8 requirements is intended to prevent partial inspections of the inspection types listed in Section 107.1 "General" as requested by the permit holder as allowed by the local inspection department. Cumulative partial inspections approved by the code official shall satisfy the same degree of readiness for inspection for viewing as described in Sections 107.1.1 through 107.1.8.
Not all items, such as, but not—limited to, nailing of roof or other sheathing material, are always visible at framing inspection, but remain the responsibility of the permit holder to comply with the code.
Temporary electrical service poles may be inspected at any phase of construction as requested by the permit holder. Temporary utility (TU) applications deemed safe by the AHJ or as otherwise permitted by the code shall be allowed.
- Chimneys and vents;
- Flashing for roofs and chimneys;
- Insulation baffles; and
- All lintels that are required to be bolted to the framing for support shall not be covered by any exterior or interior wall or ceiling finish material before approval. Work may continue without approval for lintels supported on masonry or concrete.
It is acceptable that wall cavity insulation enclosed by an air barrier material behind tubs, showers, and fireplace units installed on exterior walls may not be observable by the code official.
- The excavation of soil and/or forming of footings with the associated placement of reinforcing steel prior to pouring concrete; and
- The forming of floors, columns, beams and other structural members, including the placement of reinforcing steel prior to pouring concrete.