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Doing Business with DIC Things To Know About Building Codes & Permits Jeffrey S. Tyler Assistant Superintendent Geoffrey D. Eaton Bureau Chief Steven A. DeBolt Bureau Chief Overview Introduction Ohio Building Code Doing Business with DIC Doing Business with Code Compliance What if I don’t like their call … Frequently Asked Questions Q&A The Division Of Industrial Compliance DIC provides: building and construction plan reviews inspections of structural, mechanical, electrical plumbing, and pressure piping systems. elevators, boilers, bedding and upholstered products. testing, certification, licensing continuing education for numerous skilled trades. Bureaus & Boards DIC Bureaus Operations & Maintenance Plans & Specifications Construction Compliance DIC Boards Board of Appeals Board of Building Standards Ohio Construction Industry Examination Board Ski-Tramway Board Historic Steam Boiler Board Ohio Building Code The Ohio Building Code Adopted by the BBS, January 1, 2002 Based Upon the 2000 International Building Code with 2001 Supplement to the International Building Code The law for both local certified departments, as well as DIC Ohio Building Code The Ohio Building Code includes: Ohio Building Code (OBC) Ohio Mechanical Code (OMC) Ohio Plumbing Code (OPC) … and references the Elevator Code in Chapter 30 of the OBC Ohio Building Code Reference Standards NFPA 70 (The National Electric Code) NFPA 13 NFPA 72 ASHRAE 90.1 ASME A17.1 ASME A18.1 Many other reference standards Ohio Building Code Jurisdiction Issues See OBC Section 103 & Appendix Z Doing Business With DIC The Division of Industrial Compliance Administration JeffreyTyler, Chief Building Official (614) 995-5134 Plan Approval Process Bureau of Plans and Specifications Geoff Eaton, Chief (614) 728-0052 Inspection Process Bureau of Construction Compliance Steve DeBolt, Chief (614) 728-5293 Doing Business With DIC The Elevator Section Norman Martin, Chief (614) 644-3524 George Gagle, Assistant Chief (614) 387-2626 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (614) 644-5200 Doing Business With DIC The Bureau of Code Enforcement Michael Kraft, Bureau Chief (614) 752-7134 Denny McCann, Staff Engineer (614) 387-0106 Doing Business With DIC The Division of Industrial Compliance www.com.state.oh.us/dic State Fire Marshal www.com.state.oh.us/sfm Doing Business with Code Compliance New Fees DIC sustains its operation based upon the fees that it collects DIC has not increased building code fees since 1991 P&S/CC has increased expenditures approximately 65% since 1991 P&S/CC revenues have not increased Doing Business with Code Compliance Main Changes to the New Fee Schedule Separate structural and mechanical fees Charge a separate fee for Temporary Occupancy Assess fee for Annual Approvals Increase all line items for fees Elevator fees now conveniently invoiced once per year + the increase is to reflect the cost of doing business- first increase in 15 years Doing Business with Code Compliance Regional Offices Canton, Toledo and Chillicothe 2 plans examiners per office + clerical. Walk-in plan review service 7:30 – 11:00 am M-F in all offices Canton office by appointment Doing Business with Code Compliance Plan Processing Walk-in application 2 hour time limit No H, I, and some E Less than 12,000 sq. ft. Pages are negotiable Walk-in checklist created Doing Business with Code Compliance Plan Processing Phased Plan Approvals Only in the Reynoldsburg office Afternoon appointments Projects over 26,000 s.f. Doing Business with Code Compliance Preliminary Reviews Invoiced at $100 / hour. Can be submitted during the Design Development phase. Review only addresses those issues brought to the plans examiner’s attention. Can issue an Adjudication Order. Doing Business with Code Compliance Responding to Correction Letters Compliance date – 30 days to appeal Submitter responsible for coordination of plans Letter responses only are not adequate Complete sets vs. individual sheets Highlight revisions in red Address ALL items Doing Business with Code Compliance Temporary Occupancy Requires FULL plan approval Submit a floor layout showing the area being requested for the temporary occupancy Provide a letter of request, identifying specific areas to be occupied. Life Safety, Plumbing, Electrical & Structural inspections needed. $350 / Application, Payable by check or credit card Come early in the process Can be renewed upon written request and documentation CBO can stipulate the timeframe –usually 90 days Doing Business with Code Compliance Coming Soon … Electronic Plan submittals Paperless process Drawings and application e-mailed to DIC Plans approved and stamped electronically Walk-in reviews without “Walking in” Doing Business with Code Compliance Inspection Processing Next Day Inspections for: Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical. 1-2 Day inspections for Plumbing Centralized inspection dispatching system. (800) 822-3208 between 7:30am –2:00pm weekdays Cost included in the plan submittal fee Centralized dispatching for elevators – arranged by the permit holder/installer – at least 48 hours notice – must provide pre-inspection checklist) Doing Business with Code Compliance Inspection Processing Multiple projects with multiple CPA’s – give the correct CPA when calling for inspections Coordinate inspections with the Job Superintendent to avoid duplicate calls for the same inspection Give contact name of person available on the day of inspection with the correct phone number Earlier calls have the best chance for next day inspection Make sure approved plans are on site and the site is accessible to the inspector Doing Business with Code Compliance Re-inspection Fees Section 108.5 of the Ohio Building Code The fee for each re-inspection shall be $100. For failed or not ready inspections. Supervisor approval required for assessment of the re-inspection fee Invoice sent to the submitter with payment due prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy (Elevators $125 + Normal Inspection Fee) Doing Business with Code Compliance Applications Not requiring Plan Approval Approval to allow the installation or construction on limited scope projects without plan submittal May require structural, electrical and/or plumbing $175 per discipline + $3.25 BBS Fee Complete application, make payment, gain approval, call for inspections Doing Business with Code Compliance Types of Applications Not Requiring Plan Approval: CO for existing buildings Electrical upgrades up to 400 amp Exact replacement of mechanical equipment Minor work at the discretion of the chief or inspector Temporary Structures Tents over 200 sq. ft. in accordance with Tent Policy Doing Business with Code Compliance Final Occupancy. Life Safety Inspection and the Final Inspection Call for Electrical Final prior to Structural Final Inspection Doing Business with Code Compliance Annual Approvals. OBC Section 105.1.1, 105.1.2 $500 / institution Certified staff through the OBBS not licensed staff through the OCIEB What If I don’t Like The Call ... ? What if I don’t like the call of the building official, the elevator inspector or the fire official? What If I don’t Like The Call ... ? TheOhio Board of Building Appeals Frequently Asked Questions What work requires a permit? OBC Section 105.1 Required Approvals Construct Enlarge Alter Repair Move Change of Occupancy OBC Section 105.2 Work exempt from approval Frequently Asked Questions What work requires a permit (continued)? Types of Approvals Plan Approval Full Approval Phased Approval Conditional Approval Annual Approval Application Not Requiring Plan Approval Frequently Asked Questions Can you explain the final inspection process, including elevator inspections and fire inspections? Q&A Other Questions and Answers THANK YOU!
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