The design phase of each project is the most critical element in the delivery of the built environment. The end result of the design phase are construction documents which completely describe and define all attributes of the structure or building to be constructed. This design section describes those elements critical to successfully completing the construction documents. The design professional in in responsible charge shall submit the construction documents for approval in the design phase to the Building Official to review for code compliance. Once the construction documents are stamped as reviewed for code compliance, the permit may then be submitted by the contractor to begin construction.
1. SITE PLAN.
1. Written “Legal Description” of property boundaries.
2. Existing and proposed finished grades with drainage indicated.
3. Existing utilities.
2. CODE ANALYSIS.
Include the completed Code Analysis as referenced in the previous section. This form should be completed to the extent needed to describe all pertinent code requirements for the project at hand.
3. WORKING DRAWINGS.
Plans prepared by an architect or engineer shall be electronically sealed, signed, and dated on the cover sheet. All other sheets shall be electrically sealed by the appropriate design professional. The drawings shall include the following disciplines:
B. Plumbing and mechanical.
In written form on drawings or separate book, covering the following:
A. In CSI, 16-division format; all divisions used on project.
B. Material description.
C. Install description (when not shown on drawings).
D. Electronically sealed, signed and dated on the cover page by all design professionals.
5. STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS.
Stamped, signed and dated by the engineer of record.
6. SOILS REPORT.
Stamped, signed, and dated by P.E.
7. ENERGY ANALYSIS.
Submit complete Energy Code Analysis for envelope requirements. Mechanical and electrical equipment as per IECC.
8. FIRE ASSEMBLIES.
Detailed on the drawings for walls, floor/ceiling assemblies and roof/ceiling assemblies as per “design number” or “file number” of one of the current publications of the following:
A. Tables 721.1(1) through 721.1(3) of the International Building Code.
B. “Fire Resistance Directory,” Underwriter's Laboratory.
C. “Fire Resistance Design Manual,” Gypsum Association.
D. ICC evaluation reports.
9. FLOOD CONTROL / DRAINAGE DRAWINGS.
As required, stamped, signed and dated by a professional engineer. Also provide storm water calculations if necessary.
10. SPECIAL INSPECTION.
As required by IBC Chapter 17. The registered design professional in responsible charge shall submit a statement of special inspection. The statement shall include a complete list of materials and work requiring special inspection and the inspections to be performed. This statement is included in the Code Analysis Form.
11. PERFORMANCE BASED DESIGN.
Include any performance based design which has been approved by the building official.
All projects will need to comply with the International Code Council family of codes and State of Utah amendments as adopted by the state in Title 15-A of the Utah Code.
Design professionals are encouraged to contact the building official having jurisdiction early in the design process. Final construction documents will need to be reviewed and approved for code compliance prior to construction. Construction change orders will generally need to be reviewed for code compliance prior to construction implementation.
The University has its own Building Official, Gary Giglio, who is the authority having jurisdiction for projects administered directly by the University. Gary can be reached by phone: (801) 587-8966 or email: Gary.Giglio@utah.edu. Chris Blair, Bureau Veritas North America, is the University's resident ICC Certified Commercial Inspector and Moe Heivand, Bureau Veritas North America, is the ICC Certified Building Plans Examiner, both of whom work under the supervision of the Building Official. Chris may be reached by phone: (858) 987-2346 or email: Chris.Blair@fm.utah.edu. Moe Heivand may be reach by phone (858) 353-8058 or email: Moe.Heivand@us.bureauveritas.com.
The Building Official for the State Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) is the authority having jurisdiction for projects administered by DFCM--unless DFCM delegates that authority to the University's Building Official. See http://dfcm.utah.gov/dfcm/building-official.html
THE FOLLOWING CODES HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY THE STATE OF UTAH
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021:
- 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
- 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
- 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
- 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
- 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
- 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
- 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC)
- 2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
- 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
PROJECTS THAT HAVE INITIATED CODE REVIEW PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2019 WILL BE GRANDFATHERED UNDER THE 2015 CODE CYCLE. PROJECTS THAT INITIATE CODE REVIEW ON OR SUBSEQUENT TO JULY 1, 2019 WILL BE SUBJECTED TO THE 2018 CODE UPDATES.
THE FOLLOWING LINK IS AN ICC HANDOUT THAT IDENTIFIES THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE 2015 AND 2018 IBC. THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE.
Amendments: The State of Utah has adopted amendments to the above codes. The amendments can be found at the Utah Code Title I5A.
ADA: All new construction and alterations of existing structures shall comply with current edition of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards. (Americans with Disabilities Act) Any conflicting requirement between ADA Standards and the State adopted codes and amendments, the more restrictive requirements shall apply.
- The ground snow load must be calculated in accordance with Section 1608.1.2 of the Utah Amended Code (15A-3-107) with regional snow load factors compliant with Table 1608.1.2(a).
- All wind load criteria shall comply to the latest adopted IBC Chapter 16 and State amendment requirements.
- All seismic design criteria shall comply with the latest adopted IBC Chapter 16 and State amendment requirements.
- All projects located in close proximity to active faults shall provide an appropriate surface-fault-rupture-hazard study in accordance with the (Guidelines for Evaluating Surface-Fault-Rupture Hazards in Utah). Earthquake fault maps for specific Utah Counties can be found on the website for the (Utah Geological Survey).
- All projects require a site-specific soils report meeting the requirements of Section 1802 of the IBC.
- All projects which require civil engineering shall provide storm water calculations. Outflow of storm water shall be indicated in calculations
ADA Checklist for Existing Buildings
Compliance with IBC 3411.7, Alterations Affecting an Area Containing a Primary Function, may require an assessment of the accessible route. The following Checklist published by the Department of Justice may be used to identify items needing to be included in the scope of work for the project under consideration. (ADA Checklist)