University Inspection Request Policy
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.
- Footing and foundation inspection to be made after the reinforcing steel and the forms are in place.
- Concrete slab and under-floor inspection to be made after any required reinforcement, building service equipment, piping (Including sprinkler main), conduits and other ancillary equipment items are in place.
- Lowest floor elevation inspection when the building is located in a flood hazard area. The elevation certification required in IBC Section 1612.5 shall be submitted to the building official.
- Frame inspection to take place after the roof deck or sheathing, all framing, fire blocking and bracing are in place and plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems are in place and have been approved. Partial framing inspections are acceptable in large projects.
- Lathe and gypsum board inspection for fire resistive assemblies or shear assembly are to take place after lathing and gypsum board, interior and exterior, is in place, but before plastering is applied or gypsum board joints and fasteners are taped and finished.
- Fire resistant penetrations. Protection of joints and penetrations in fire-resistance-rated assemblies shall not be concealed from view until inspected and approved.
- Energy efficiency inspection.
- Other inspections including stucco, roofing, brick veneer, masonry etc.
- Final inspection.
- Underground inspection shall be made after trenches or ditches are excavated and bedded, piping installed, and before backfill is put in place. When excavated soil contains rocks, broken concrete, frozen chunks or other rubble that would damage or break the piping or cause corrosive action, clean backfill shall be on the job site.
- Rough-in inspection shall be made after the roof, framing, fireblocking and bracing are in place and all ducting and other components to be concealed are complete, and prior to the installation of wall or ceiling membranes.
- Final inspection shall be made upon completion of the mechanical system.
- Underground inspection shall be made after trenches or ditches are excavated and bedded, piping and conductors installed, and before backfill is put in place.
- Rough-in inspection shall be made after roof, framing, fireblocking and bracing are in place and all wiring and other components to be concealed are complete, and prior to the installation of wall or ceiling membranes.
- Final inspection after all electrical work is complete.
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.
Amended Construction Documents
The following items prescribes the protocol amend the code-approved construction documents.
All changes to the code-approved construction documents shall be considered amended construction documents. As such, whether the changes occur as a result of an Architectural Special Instructions (ASI), Construction Change Directive (CCD), Change Order (CO), or by another method, drawings and specifications effected by the change must be submitted to the building official for review and approval before the required Inspections (IBC 110) can occur.
All changes effected to the initial code-approved construction documents must be approved by the building official. Copies of the code-approved changes must be retained either electronically or as a field set of drawings and specifications on the project site accessible for Inspection (IBC 110) purposes.