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University Inspection Request Policy

Inspection Request Form

Certificate of Occupancy Requirements

1. Construction or work shall be subject to inspection by the Building Official or his representative. Such work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until the work is approved.

2. The following inspections are required and it is the responsibility of the general contractor to schedule in advance. This list is not be be construed as comprehensive of all required inspections. It is incumbent upon the General Contractor to be responsible to schedule inspections according to all Code requirements.

3. Inspections shall be scheduled with the building inspection consultant 48 hours prior to the inspection. In most cases however, inspections can be provided with 24-hours notice. The contractor is responsible for the coordination of called inspection for himself and the subcontractors. A reasonable effort must be made to comply with the required inspections and at the same time limit the number of calls.

4. Inspections requested after 3pm will not be scheduled for inspection the next day.

5. Inspection requests-except concrete placement and final-will be scheduled for AM or PM. Exact times may be requested but cannot be guaranteed.

6. Request for final inspection shall be scheduled a minimum of 5 days in advance. It is the responsibility of the contractor to coordinate the inspection with the building inspection consultant, building official, and fire marshal etc.

7. Inspection requests for special inspection and testing are to be made directly with special Inspectors and the building inspection consultant. Requests for special inspection and testing need to include the type of inspection or test, the amount of concrete to be placed, and the approximate duration of the concrete placement or testing needed.

8. When requesting a concrete or masonry grout inspection please provide the exact time of the pour. Concrete forms must be in place with ALL reinforcement, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and structural equipment installed and fastened in place a minimum of two (2) hours prior to the scheduled pour.

9. When more than one re-inspection is required, or where work is not complete and ready for inspection, the contractor will be charged the expense associated with that inspection.

10. The contractor shall keep an inspection request log on site. The log shall include code inspections, materials tests, and special inspections. The log shall include the following information: the date that the inspection was requested; the date the inspection will occur; the person requesting the inspection and the type of inspection requested.

11. Alterations to existing buildings, new buildings, additions to existing buildings, buildings and spaces which have undergone a change of use and shell spaces which have never been occupied will require a certificate of occupancy from the building official before the space is occupied.

Special inspection log & report

The special inspection company retained by the University to conduct the special inspections as required by the International Building Code shall complete the Special Inspection Log and Report for each event on the job site. This Log is to be kept by the General Contractor or designated responsible construction supervisor. The special inspection company shall submit a copy of the completed Log as backup to each payment invoice.

Special Inspection & Materials Testing Standard 

The University enforces all special testing and materials testing as prescribed in the adopted codes and amendments in the State of Utah (See Codes in Use). The Special Inspection and Testing requirements have been itemized in the University of Utah Code Analysis Form, Part 12. However, this form is not to be construed as a full comprehensive list of all code requirements and it is incumbent upon the design professional and general contractor to comply with all requirements of these codes whether or not itemized on the referenced form. The design professional is to identify and itemize all special inspection requirements for the project in the Code Analysis Form regardless of where these requirements may be included in other portions of the construction documents.

Code Analysis Form - 2018 International Building Code

Amended Construction Documents

 The International Building Code, Sections 107.4 and 106.4, provide direction regarding amended construction documents. All construction phase work will conform to these code-approved documents unless modified by either Deferred Submittals (IBC or Amended Construction Documents (IBC 107.4).

The following items prescribes the protocol amend the code-approved construction documents.

Requirements for Code Review During Construction


Certificate of Occupancy

The International Building Code, Section 111, prescribes the requirements for issuing the Certificate of Occupancy. Before the usage or occupancy of any new building, occupiable structure or existing occupiable building or structure alteration (remodeling) or change of occupancy in an existing structure or building or space, the Building Official must issue a Certificate of Occupancy. Certain mechanical, electrical and other work which requires a permit (See IBC 105), may not be required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. Such work, as determined by the Building Official, shall require a final inspection for code compliance only prior to usage or occupancy.

The minimum requirements for the issuing of the Certificate of Occupancy as required above is listed in the document: Certificate of Occupancy Requirements, updated 11/6/2012.