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Ten Requirements to Obtain Buildings Permits

Architectural/Engineering Plans & Specifications

(Also referred to as Construction Documents) – Including all architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection plans. These plans will incorporate the modular unit plans (described below and designed specifically for this project) and will integrate these modules into the overall building. This includes common spaces and other areas that provide the framework for the modules. These plans will depict the entirety of the new building to be built, including a narrative Code Review indicating compliance with all relevant building codes. Specific requirements for modular buildings built and inspected off-site will also be included.

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Site Plans

(referred to as Civil Engineering Plans) The Civil Engineer is typically contracted by the Owner directly with the Triumph Team directing and coordinating their efforts as follows:

  • Preparing existing condition boundary and topographic surveys indicating all existing drainage, utility lines, sewage lines, trees, and any other structures in or on the land.
  • Developing a site plan locating the building proposed by the Triumph Team along with all walkways, roadways, and other site features as required.
  • Arranging plans for proposed utility lines and connections (gas and electric), domestic and fire protection water lines, septic/sewer connection, and stormwater drainage plans. 

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Construction Control Documents

Other state provisions will be submitted with the building permit application for the following elements of construction: Fire Protection, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, Architectural Drawings, and Site Plan.

Document Control is a document management profession whose purpose is to enforce controlled processes and practices for the creation, review, modification, issuance, distribution and accessibility of documents.

The role ensures that documentation available at official points of use within an organization is trusted by its users and contains up-to-date, reliable, checked and formally approved information.

It is mostly present in activity sectors or organizations:

        • Involving engineering and construction; and/or
        • Wherein documentation is frequently modified and updated; and/or
        • Seeking or holding ISO 9001 certification; and/or
        • Wherein finding reliable, up-to-date and official documents and information is of critical importance; and/or
        • Which are regulated; and/or
        • Wherein the unintended use of outdated or unofficial documents can lead to injury or death; and/or
        • Wherein large amounts of documents are produced and exchanged between different entities; and/or
        • Involving technical operations; and/or
        • With a strong emphasis on compliance, traceability and auditability.

Document Control is a profession and it is not to be confused with Electronic Document Management Software packages, or the use thereof.

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Fire Protection Code Review, Narrative, and Stamped Plans

Fire Protection Code Review and Narrative will be stamped by a Registered Design Professional or a Fire Protection Professional Engineer.

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Mechanical/HVAC and Ventilation Plans

Detailed drawings of systems to code may be found in Architectural Plans or via separate detailed plan via a Mechanical Engineer. A licensed Mechanical Engineer will Stamp plans.

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Structural Plans

Structural Plans of the building elements and foundation, Stamped by Architect or Engineer (Typically found on Architectural Drawings) or by Structural Engineer.

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Demolition Plans

(if relevant to the project) will include any removal of existing buildings.

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Access and Egress

Professional Engineer Stamped plans or narrative as to how people enter and exit the building, per Architectural Access Board regulations. Includes a Total Occupancy plan. See Related Fire Safety Plans above. Includes Decks, Ramps, and all Disabilities Act (A.D.A) compliance.

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Adjacent Building Code Narrative or Plans

Sufficient to show how Code issues associated with adding a building adjacent to an existing building are met. Set Back requirements and fire separation distances may be noted on the Architects Drawing set, Site Plan, or a separate page.

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Record Drawings

(also referred to as “As-Builts”), following the construction, will be brought to the building department at the time we seek Occupancy Permit.

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Other Clarifications

A Registered Design Professional is the same as Professional Engineer. Each is licensed as either an Architect or a PE.

 

A holder of a Construction Supervisors License (C.S.L) will coordinate the gathering of all required documents and stamped plans of all professional architects or engineers in this process and will arrange for all final inspections for the occupancy permit, coordinating all activities between landowner and building officials.

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