Non-Residential Building Review Information

Frequent Comments You May See During Building Plan Review

Building: 2018 NC Building Code

  1. Section 302: Classification of Occupancy – The classification of all buildings and structures as to use and occupancy.
  2. Section 303.1.2:  Small assembly spaces – Occupant load < 50 persons; room or space < 750 square feet
  3. Section 508.2: Mixed Use and Occupancy – Each portion of a building shall be individually classified in accordance with Section 302.1.
  4. Section 603: Combustible Material in Type I & II Construction – Allowable materials
  5. Section 1004: Occupant Load - Table 1004.1.2 Maximum Floor Area Allowance Per Occupant
  6. Section 1006: Number of Exits and Exit Access Doorways
  7. Section 1007: Exit and Exit Access Doorway Configuration – separation of exit
  8. Section 1020.4: Dead Ends – Corridors - Maximum length
  9. Accessibility - Section 1104.1: Accessible Route - Accessible route from public streets/sidewalks to accessible building entrance.
  10. Accessibility - ICC A117.1-2009 Section 604.5: Grab Bars - Location/height of side and rear wall grab bars

Electrical: 2017 NEC

  1. Article 110.3: Examination, Identification, Installation, Use, and Listing (Product Certification) of Equipment
  2. Article 110.22: Identification of Disconnecting Means – Legibly marked
  3. Article 110.24: Available Fault Current – Legibly marked in the field with the maximum available fault current.
  4. Article 110.26: Spaces About Electrical Equipment – Access and working space
  5. Article 210.8: Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Personnel
  6. Article 210.63: Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Equipment Outlet – Receptacle located on the same level and within 25 ft. of the equipment.
  7. Article 210.70: Lighting Outlets Required
  8. Article 215.5: Diagrams of Feeders
  9. Article 408.4: Field Identification Required
  10. Article 700.16: Emergency Illumination – Means of egress lighting, illuminated exit signs and all other luminaires specified

Mechanical: 2018 NC Mechanical & Fuel Gas Code; 2018 NC Energy Code

  1. Section 105.2: Alternate materials, methods and equipment – Approval must be granted prior to plan submittal
  2. Section 301.7: Listed and labeled equipment
  3. Section 306.5: Equipment and appliances on roofs and elevated structures – Access requirements
  4. Section 307.2.1: Condensate disposal - routed to an approved location
  5. Section 401.6: Contaminant sources provided with exhaust and terminate directly to the exterior
  6. Section 501.3: Exhaust discharge not directed onto walkways, balconies, decks, breezeways
  7. Section 506.3.13: Type 1 hood termination locations
  8. NC Energy Code - Section 403.2.4.3: Shut off dampers for outdoor air and exhaust openings
  9. NC Energy Code - Section 403.3: Economizers provided
  10. NC Fuel Gas Code - Section 403.2: Provide all loads, sizes, material, total developed length for sizing of gas piping

Plumbing: 2018 NC Plumbing Code

  1. Section 105.2: Alternative materials, methods and equipment – Approval must be granted prior to plan submittal.
  2. Section 305.4: Freezing - protection
  3. Section 403.1.1: Fixture calculations – In accordance with Table 403.1
  4. Section 604.4.1: Lavatory faucets (metering type)
  5. Section 608.16: Connections to the potable water system – protection of potable water supply
  6. Section 704.5: Dead-end; Section 202 – General Definitions – 2 feet or more in developed length
  7. Section 802.1.1: Food handling – Discharge through an indirect waste pipe by means of an air gap
  8. Section 1002.4: Trap seals – Liquid seal of not less than 2 inches and not more than 4 inches
  9. Section 1003.2: Approval (grease interceptors) – Approval needed by the local utility or health department
  10. Section 1003.9: Venting of interceptors and separator

Contact

 

Donald Irwin
Commercial Plan Review Manager
919-996-2177

Lead Department:
Planning and Development
Service Categories:
Permits - Non-Residential

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