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Inspections

Inspections of the work are provided by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector to confirm compliance with the code.  Inspections should be requested by the Project Contact or the contractor, utilizing the “Request for On Site Inspection” form.  All requests should be forwarded to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector administrator and the lead inspector to ensure the request is processed and scheduled.  The Request for On Site Inspection form is available at the Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector website

The Building Permit will provide a general, but not all inclusive, description of the work which SBC 109 requires to be inspected.  The Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector lead inspector should be consulted throughout construction to ensure all parties are aware of the required inspections.  The Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector’s Schedule of Required Inspections is available at the Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector website.

Field Inspection Reports

Inspections provided by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector will be documented through the Field Inspection Report.  The Project Contact will receive Field Inspection Reports which will indicate observed conditions found to be compliant and those conditions found to be noncompliant with the code.  These issues are typically those which are not yet completed and/or are readily corrected.  The Project Contact is responsible for the necessary action to resolve any conditions found to be noncompliant and for requesting the reinspection.


Notice of Discrepancy

A Notice of Discrepancy will be issued by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector for noncompliant conditions which are not readily corrected as part of the contracted work, are beyond the scope of the construction documents, or work which has been completed not in accordance with the construction documents or in compliance with code.  The Notice of Discrepancy will be issued to the Project Contact and copies may be forwarded to other parties by the Project Contact as deemed appropriate.  The Notice of Discrepancy is to be responded to in writing, describing the proposed corrective work and the proposed schedule for providing the corrective work.

 

Special Inspections

A Report of Special Inspections required by SBC 1704.1 shall be submitted to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector at the time of applying for the Building Permit for the work.  In accordance with SBC 109.4, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector may accept the reports of approved inspection agencies.  A final report documenting required special inspections, and correction of any discrepancies noted in the inspections, shall be submitted at a point in time agreed upon by the permit applicant and the building official prior to the start of work.

 

Shop Drawings and Manufacturers’ Data Submittals

The Building Permit will indicate a specific list of the required submittals necessary for review for code compliance.  These submittals should be reviewed and approved by the design team prior to their submission to, and for review for code compliance by, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector.  The review will result in one set being returned and stamped “Reviewed for Code Compliance” as appropriate, and if warranted, its review be documented through a Construction Document Review Report.

 

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector’s issuance of the Building Permit for a project is based on the acceptance of the submitted construction documents as providing the necessary information to show conformance with the requirements of the State Building Code.  Further submission of shop drawings or manufacturers’ literature is not required to demonstrate code compliance unless specifically requested by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector.

 

If a change to the construction documents is represented or authorized by the UConn Project Contact through the submission of shop drawings or manufacturer’s literature, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector must be specifically advised of that change prior to its execution.  The change will be reviewed for code compliance with a response provided.

 

Submitted shop drawings or manufacturers’ literature which are not requested or which do not represent a change in the work will be retained for record only and no response will be offered.

 

Project Meetings

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector will attend project meetings on an as needed basis though not necessarily all meetings.  Project Contacts are encouraged to let the office know when its attendance at a particular meeting would be beneficial to the project.  The Office of the Fire Marshal and Building Inspector’s attendance and participation at project meetings will be limited to discussions of code.

 

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