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Chapter 3 Special Inspections Classification

CHAPTER 3 SPECIAL INSPECTIONS CLASSIFICATIONS

SICC-301 GENERAL

SICC-301.1 Required by NCSBC. The NCSBC requires special inspections for certain building elements and components. A statement of special inspections is required as part of the construction documents.

NCSBC-1704.1 General. Where application is made for construction as described in this section, the Owner or the RDP in responsible charge acting as the owner's agent shall employ one or more special inspectors to provide inspections during construction on the types of work listed under Section 1704 per Section 1704.1.2. The special inspector shall be a qualified person who shall demonstrate competence, to the satisfaction of the building official, for inspection of the particular type of construction or operation requiring special inspection. These inspections are in addition to the inspections specified in Section 107 of the NC Administrative Code and Policies.

NCSBC-1704.1.1 Building permit requirement. The permit applicant shall submit a statement of special inspections prepared by the registered design professional in responsible charge as a condition for permit issuance. This statement shall include a complete list of materials and work requiring special inspections by this section, the inspections to be performed and a list of the individuals, approved agencies or firms intended to be retained for conducting such inspections.

SICC-301.2 Elective by Owner. Owners of buildings may elect to follow the Special Inspections Program on projects that otherwise do not fall under the above criteria. In such cases, the Owner shall notify the CCBSD of this intent prior to issuance of the building permit. Owners electing to follow the Special Inspections Program shall follow all applicable requirements of this SICC-2007.

SICC-302 SPECIAL INSPECTIONS REQUIREMENT

Special Inspections per Section 1704.1.2 are required for buildings, building components or other structures per the following:

  • 1.

    Buildings or other structures listed in Table 1604.5 in category II if:

    • a.

      Building height exceeds 45 feet or three stories, or

    • b.

      The building is an Underground buildings per 405.1

  • 2.

    Buildings or other structures listed in table 1604.5 in categories III or IV;

  • 3.

    Piles, piers and special foundations;

  • 4.

    Retaining walls exceeding 5 feet in height per 1806;

  • 5.

    Smoke control and smoke exhaust systems;

  • 6.

    Sprayed fire-resistant materials; or

  • 7.

    Special case described in NCSBC 1704.13.

The following shall be subject to special inspections:

SICC-302.1 Fabricators.

For fabricated items requiring special inspection, the SIER shall conduct special inspection of the fabricator’s shop facilities.

NCSBC-1704.2 Inspection of fabricators. Where fabrication of structural load bearing members and Page 10

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