That’s a pretty broad question. If we are talking about a general building question, from the ground up there are some basic inspections that all building departments check. Foundation or footing inspection, framing inspection, sometimes sheet and shear, sometimes roof framing, always rough plumbing, mechanical and electrical, insulation inspection, drywall nailing sometimes, final electrical, plumbing and mechanical and a final building inspection when everything is supposed to be complete. In some locations flooring does not have to be installed to get a final inspection. There are specialty inspections for masonry, welding, diaphragm roofs, fire sprinklers, grading, and in hillside conditions, engineering inspections. This is the overall list of inspections. I’m sure I’ve left some out, but that should give you a good idea what to expect.
Q: According to the CSI-Construction Specifications Institute Format what division is responsible for installing concrete pads for boiler installation.
A: The UMC requires concrete pads for boilers, but the actua specifications would be in the IBC or International Building code, under Concrete Construction. Contact the CSI directly for a more specific answer.
Q: What signage/identification is required within a building? Where can I find more information on this topic?
A: That’s a pretty broad question. I assume you are talking about a commercial or industrial building where the public has access. The most important signs are for the exits for emergency egress. Also if there are restrooms in the building, it is imperitive that they be handicapped accessible toilet rooms and have signs to indicate this. The ICC International Code Council publishes the IBC International Building Code and there is a section on signs. Of course, local jurisdictions may have additonal requirements. Always check with the Building Department to be sure you have included all the signs that are required.
Q: On a site fabricated fabric wall do building inspectors check ASTM E-84-08 test results? This requierment doesn’t seem to be enforced?
A: Something that is fabricated on site has to have the specs on site also. The building inspector usually will look at the specs to see that they have been followed.
A fabric wall is not usually a life-safety issue, unless is has fire safety standards attached to it.
Q: Can I get a bathroom grandfathered in from an existing office building I own that is not a full 5 foot circle, ADA
A: The standards for handicapped toilet rooms are pretty strict. I doubt you can get handicapped accessible rating for it.