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Permit and Inspection Notes d v,`0- CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH r� 800 SEMINOLE ROAD j ;r ATLANTIC BEACH,FL 32233 (904)247-5800 IMPORTANT PERMIT AND INSPECTION NOTES BUILDING. 1. No fill dirt can be delivered without prior approval from Public Works. Per COAB,.24-68. • A permit to clear property is not a permit to fill or grade property. • 2. The bottom of all foundation footings must be minimum 12 inches below existing grade,per FBC- R403.1.4. If site-specific details dictate a different depth, it must be shown on approved plans. 3. Please review COAB Bulletin 1-16 to ensure minimum Finished Floor Elevation(FFE). 4. Fill dirt inside foundation walls must be compacted in 8-inch lifts,per FBC-R506.2.1. Please submit compaction tests, from a third-party testing agency, for every 16 inches of fill. 5. At Final Inspection, a 6-inch clearance between exterior wall coverings and final grade(top of sod or mulch)will be required,per FBC-R318.7. Please plan FFE and lot grading accordingly. 6. Where questionable soils are found, during inspectipn, soil and compaction tests may be required, per FBC-R401. 7. Please provide a form-board or stem wall elevation form, from a licensed surveyor, for slab inspection. 8. Please review COAB Bulletin 2-18 to determine if a survey with setbacks and dimensions to property lines is required for slab inspection. 9. The placement and protection of steel reinforcement(Rebar)must comply with FBC-R606 (Masonry) and R608 (Concrete), including required Standard Hooks at top and bottom of vertical rebar. 10. Inspections: a. In-Progress Inspections are required for Exterior Siding and Window and Door Inspections and should be scheduled for the first day of work. b. A Scratch-Coat Inspection is required for stucco work. If you intend to apply a double-up. brown- coat,please call the Building Department to schedule a same-day Scratch-Coat Inspection. c. All roofing projects require an In-Progress Inspection. d. The roof must be complete and the building dried in before scheduling rough trades inspections. 1 11. Please post the building permit documents in a conspicuous location,before start of construction, including the Building Permit,Notice Of Commencement(NOC), and Construction Site Management Plan. The Police Department may review the management plan for compliance and parking. 12. The approved plans package is necessary for all inspections. Please keep all plans and documents complete, in order, dry, and readable. A$100.00 fee will be charged to review and re-stamp a second Job Copy set of plans. 13. Protection of trees and vegetation during construction is required,per COAB, 23-32. 14. Blocking any sidewalk or street is prohibited without prior approval from the Police Department and Public Works. • • 15. All work must match the approved plans. All changes to the approved plans must be re-submitted for plan review and approved before it can be inspected.. Building inspectors are not authorized to approve changes to the approved plans in the field. (See Mechanical) 16. Where damaged material or Code violations are discovered during demolition or construction,the damaged material and violations must be corrected before work can continue. A revision to the building permit may be necessary. 17. Where excavation is required for new construction,the provisions of FBC-B, Section 3307 will apply, including a 10-Day prior notice to adjoining property owners and protection of adjoining properties. Where the excavation exceeds 24 inches,temporary retaining walls must designed by the Engineer of Record and installed during or immediately after excavation. ROOFING. a. All roofing and re-roofing projects require an In-Progress Inspection. b. Sheathing replacement guidelines (APA) c. Underlayment must conform to FBC-R Table 905.1.1 d. Shingles must conform to ASTM D3161 G or H, or ASTM D7158 F ELECTRICAL. 1. Electrical work must comply with the provisions of the 2014 NEC. PLUMBING. 1. Water supply and drain pipes must be insulated outside of conditioned areas,per FBC-R,P2603.5. 2. Where the entire sanitary drainage system is replaced, the existing building drain and building sewer must be internally examined to verify proper size and slope and that piping is not broken or obstructed. 3. COAB requires an additional sewer cleanout near the sewer tap with a TR-1 concrete sewer box for protection. 2 MECHANICAL. 1. All equipment and duct work must match the approved plans and Energy Sheets. The Manual S is the approved duct plan and the built duct work must match, or a revised Manual S or equivalent must be submitted. An equivalent must include duct and trunk layout and size, available static pressure, actual air flow, and total effective length. FUEL GAS. 1. Fuel gas systems from the regulator to the appliances must comply with the FBC-Gas. 2. LP gas storage systems and outside piping must comply with NFPA 58. 3. CSST gas piping must comply with the manufacturer's installation instructions and terms of approval. INFORMATION. 1. Inspection Line: (904)247-5814 Must call before 4:00 PM the previous day for next day inspection. 2. Construction hours are 7:00 AM—7:00 PM, Weekdays; 9:00 AM—7:00 PM, Weekends. 6/13/19 3 -5 „-11/r� ,,)� ;--11V- 'i�s\ CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH `x ''',. _,.,, s) 800 SEMINOLE ROAD _ ATLANTIC BEACH,FL 32233 (904)247-5800 '; BULLETIN 2-18 To: All Permit Applicants. From: Dan Arlington, CBO City Building Official Date: May 9, 2018 Re: PRE-CONSTRUCTION, FORM BOARD, AND FINAL POST- CONSTRUCTION SURVEYS REQUIRED. Per COAB, Section 24-66(a), a PRE-CONSTRUCTION TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY and a POST- CONSTRUCTION TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY are required for any new development. Sec.24-66.-Stormwater,drainage,storage and treatment requirements. (a) Topography and grading. All lots and development sites shall be constructed and graded in such a manner so that the stormwater drains to the adjacent street,an existing natural element used to convey stormwater(see section 22-303, definitions: Stormwater management system), or a city drainage structure after meeting onsite storage requirements,as set forth within this section. The city shall be provided with a pre-construction topographical survey prior to the issuance of a development permit and a post-construction topographical survey prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. Elevations in all topographic surveys will be referenced to NAVD 1988. Said surveys shall be prepared by a licensed Florida surveyor, and the requirement for either or both surveys may be waived by the director of public works if determined to be unnecessary. 1. A pre-construction topographical survey must be provided with the building permit application for any new development over 400 square feet. 2. A site survey, showing Finished Floor Elevation (FFE), Building Restriction Lines (BRL), and distances to property lines must be on site for the Slab Inspection, where the proposed structures are less than 0.5 feet from any BRL. NOTE: A Form Board Elevation Certificate, signed by a licensed surveyor, may suffice, where the proposed structures are greater than 0.5 feet from all BRLs. (Blank Form Board Certificates are provided by the City) 3. A final post-construction topographical survey must be provided before the Final Inspections can be scheduled. Page 1 of 2 The surveys must be original document; prepared by a licensed surveyor; signed, sealed, and dated; drawn to scale; and should be of sufficient size and clarity to indicate the location, nature, and extent of the new work and the existing structures on the site. The surveys must also show the locations and dimensions of the following: all impervious surfaces, pavers (new and previously existing, not removed by construction), setbacks, distances from lot lines, finished floor elevation, street address, site drainage patterns, and established finished grades. Where on-site stormwater retention is required, elevations must be shown to fully define the retention areas. All elevations should reference NAVD 1988 and the elevation and location of the benchmark for the survey should be indicated. If the structure is located in a flood zone, please provide finish floor elevations for all floor levels, including garages, enclosures, and habitable spaces. Additionally, a preliminary FEMA Elevation Certificate is required before the slab is poured and a final Elevation Certificate is required before final C.O. inspection, per FEMA and NFIP Guidelines. Other features to be shown include flood zone boundary lines, base flood elevations (BFE), flood ways, the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL), all easements, storm water retention areas, all storm water requirements of COAB, Land Development Regulations, Section 24-66 and any other development features. All fill dirt must be approved by Public Works before delivery. The pre-construction, form board, and final post-construction surveys are important documents for ensuring adequate drainage throughout neighborhoods, code compliance, and archiving this information in the permanent record. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. DJA 5/9/2018, 10/02/2018 Page 2 of 2 g.1VE� t '� )1mac INDIAN RIVER COUNTY/CITY OF VERO BEACH ,�o 0� BUILDING DIVISION 1801 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 772 226-1260 Summary of Some Significant 2014 NEC Code Changes 12/8/17,Revised 12/11/17 A combination AFCI breaker provides protection against parallel arcing (line to neutral), series arcing(a loose, broken, or otherwise high resistance segment in a single line),ground arcing(from line,or neutral,to ground),overload protection and short circuit protection. The Combination Type AFCI differs from the Branch/Feeder AFCI in its ability to detect series arcing faults.The Branch/Feeder AFCI can only detect line-to-neutral and line-to-ground arcing faults.Combination AFCIs provide protection against the high-energy parallel (line-to-neutral and line-to-ground) arcing and low-energy series arcing. "Combination" does NOT mean an AFCI+GFCI.Combination = parallel+series arcing.Combination AFCIs protect downstream branch circuit wiring, cord sets, and power supply cords. Branch Feeder Type AFCI Breakers. A Branch Feeder Type Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter(AFCI) is a device intended to mitigate high current arcing faults in the complete circuit. High current arcing faults occur from line-to-neutral or line-to- ground.These arcing faults are in parallel with the load. A Branch Feeder Type Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter(AFCI) is a device intended to mitigate high current arcing faults in the complete circuit. High current arcing faults occur from line-to-neutral or line-to-ground.These arcing faults are in parallel with the load. Outlet Branch Circuit (OBC)AFCI Devices are an alternative solution to AFCI Breakers.These devices are designed to help prevent electrical fires that can be caused by potentially dangerous arc-faults in an electrical circuit.An arc-fault is an unintentional arcing condition that occurs in an electrical circuit. Dual function AFCI/GFCI The 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC®) now requires both Arc Fault and Ground Fault protection on kitchen and laundry circuits. Before the release of Dual Function Circuit Breakers, the only option to comply with this code was to pair an AFCI circuit breaker with a GFCI receptacle. The Dual Function Circuit Breaker combines Class A 5mA GFCI and Combination Type AFCI, protecting against both Arc Faults and Ground Faults.This, along with the new Self-Test feature, makes it the first in class in electrical safety for homeowners. The 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) now requires both Arc Fault and Ground Fault protection on kitchen and laundry circuits. Before the release of Dual Function Circuit Breakers,the only-option to comply with this code was to pair an AFCI circuit breaker with a GFCI receptacle.The Dual Function Circuit breaker combines these two devices into one solution that provides both cost savings and less hassle in installation and maintenance. 110. REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS 110.21 MARKING Field installed labels warning of hazards shall not be handwritten. [See exception] 110.25 LOCKING DISCONNECTING MEANS ** New section.Sections of code that allow a locking disconnection means requires the locking disconnecting means to be left in place with or without the lock installed. 1026 [C] (3) PERSONAL DOORS ** Panic hardware threshold was lowered from 1200 ampere to 800 ampere regardless of the width of the electrical equipment. Panic hardware must be UL10 C or UL 305 listed.The 2014 Florida Building Code section 1008.1.10 that required panic hardware or fire exit hardware on exit doors in electrical rooms where electrical equipment rated for 1200 ampere and more than 6' wide with no distance requirement from the electrical equipment was removed in the 2017 Florida Building Code. Panic hardware is not required where the door/s are 25'or more from the edge of the electrical equipment. [Breathing ionized gases created by an extreme electrical fault can deadly. Immediate egress is crucial.] 110.26[E] (2) [B] DEDICATED EQUIPMENT SPACE Dedicated space of width and depth of equipment required from grade to a height of 6'or ceiling above equipment. ** New section added for outdoors. Would include panelboards for swimming pools. 200.4(B) Neutral marking, more than one neutral different circuits must be identified,wire markers, cable ties or similar means in one location in the enclosure 210.8,210.12, 406.4(D) GFCI and AFCI receptacles must be readily accessible including replacement receptacles;they are marked "test monthly" 210.8(A)(10) GFCI Laundry areas added to areas in a dwelling unit where GFCI protection is required 210.8(D) Dishwashers required to be GFCI protected (direct wired, GFCI breaker???) 201.8(A)(9) GFCI protection within 6 feet tub or shower, added for instances where the tub or shower are not in a room meting the definition of a bathroom 210.12 AFC! Kitchens and laundry areas in dwelling units require AFCI protection 210.12(C) Dormitory units now require AFCI protection 210.12(A)(1)-(6)Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter Protection Now 6 methods to provide AFCI protection 1. Install a listed combination-type AFCI circuit breaker. 2. Install a listed branch/feeder type AFCI circuit breaker and a listed outlet type branch circuit AFCI receptacle as the first outlet on the circuit. The first outlet box must be marked to show it is the first outlet on the circuit. 3. Install a listed supplemental arc protection circuit breaker and a listed outlet branch circuit type AFCI receptacle as the first outlet on the circuit if all of the following conditions are met: • The branch circuit must be continuous from the circuit breaker to the outlet branch circuit arc-fault circuit interrupter. • The maximum length of the branch circuit wiring from the circuit breaker to the outlet branch circuit arc-fault receptacle is not greater than 50 ft.for a No. 14 AWG or 70 ft.for a No. 12 AWG conductor. 4. Install a listed branch-circuit overcurrent protective device in combination with a listed outlet branch circuit type arc-fault circuit interrupter as the first outlet on the branch circuit if all the following conditions are met: • The branch circuit must be continuous from the circuit breaker to the outlet branch circuit arc-fault circuit interrupter. • The maximum length of the branch circuit wiring from the circuit breaker to the outlet branch circuit arc-fault receptacle is not greater than 50 ft.for a No. 14 AWG or 70 ft.for a No. 12 AWG conductor. • The first outlet box in the branch circuit shall be marked to indicate that it is the first outlet of the circuit. • The combination of the branch circuit overcurrent device and the outlet branch circuit AFCI is identified as meeting the requirements for a "System Combination" type AFCI and is listed as such. 5. The first outlet box in the branch circuit shall be marked to indicate that it is the first outlet of the circuit. Install an outlet branch circuit type AFCI receptacle as the first outlet on the branch circuit. The wiring between the circuit breaker and the first outlet is required to be installed in RMC, IMC, EMT,Type MC, or steel armored Type AC cable,and the outlet and junction boxes have to be metal. 6. Install an outlet branch circuit type AFCI receptacle as the first outlet on the branch circuit with the conduit or tubing between the circuit breaker and the first outlet encased in not less than 2 inches of concrete. * The supplemental arc protection circuit breakers and a "System Combination" type AFCI are not yet available. 210.12(B) Branch Circuit Extensions Combo breaker in panel or outlet branch circuit type in first outlet in existing circuit 210.17 Separate branch circuit for electric vehicle charging 210.52(D) Bathrooms regardless of the location no more than 12 inches below the top of the basin 210.52(E)(1) Outdoor receptacles one front and back readily accessible 6%2' above grade level 210.52(E)(3) Balconies, decks, porches are attached to the dwelling unit and are accessible from the inside, at least one receptacle accessible from the balcony, deck or porch 6 36' above walking surface 210.52(F) Laundry Areas the laundry receptacle must be located in an area designated for the installation of the laundry equipment 210.52(G) Basements,garages, accessory bldgs., (1) Garages—attached and detached w/power, branch circuit cannot supply outlets outside of the garage.At least one receptacle for each car space (2) Accessory bldgs.—in each with power (3) Basements—in each separate unfinished portion 210.52(1) Foyers—not part of hallway, 60sgft, receptacle for each wall space greater than 3' in width, doorways, door-side windows that extend to the floor, and similar openings shall not be considered wall space 210.64 Receptacle required adjacent to commercial electrical service within 50 feet, exception for one and two family dwellings 250.68 GROUNDING ELECTRODE CONDUCTOR AND BONDING JUMPER CONDUCTOR CONNECTIONS TO GROUNDING ELECTRODES 250.68 [C] (3). Rebar stub up is now permitted for the connection of the grounding electrode conductor. **Although it's been a accepted practice it is now addressed in the code. 300.6(A) Field cut threads ferrous metal raceways need to be suitably protected,field cut threads have to be corrosion protection replaced, Informational note clarifies that a field cut threads are any cuts made anywhere other than at the factory 300.38 Raceways in wet locations above grade the interior of the raceways shall be considered a wet location • 310.15(B)(7) Dwelling unit service entrance conductor sizing table removed 314.15 Listed boxes and conduit bodies in damp and wet locations,field drilled drainage holes can be installed max.1/4 inch 314.25,404.10(B),406.5 Attaching devices and covers to outlet boxes Must use proper screws and or manufactures instructions 314.27(A)(1)Vertical surface outlets, boxes in or on a vertical surface shall be identified and marked on the interior of the box for max weight to be supported by the box if other than 50 lbs,exception vertical mounted less than 6 lbs min 2 #6 screws 314.27(A)(2) Ceiling outlets, listed and marked on the interior of the box to indicate the max weight the box is permitted to support 386.30,388.30, 386.120, 388.120 Surface metal and nonmetallic raceways(wire mold)—clarifies the raceway and associated fittings must be supported in accordance with manufacture Each length must be shall be clearly marked and durably identified 400.7(11) New section flexible cords—flexible cord can be run from an existing receptacle to a male inlet then Ch. 3 wiring method in the wall to a single receptacle, listed for this purpose 404.2(C) Switches controlling lighting loads-grounded/neutral required at switch locations with 7 exceptions 406.3(E) Controlled receptacle - receptacles controlled by removing power must be marked with appropriate symbol 406.5(E) Receptacles in counter tops-listed receptacle assemblies can be installed in the counter top 406.9(B)(1)Wet location receptacles requires cover to be extra hard usage listed 406.12 Tamper-resistant receptacles-clarification exceptions apply to all required locations (dwelling units,guest rooms and guest suites and child care facilities) and guest rooms and guest suites means hotels and motels 410. LUMINARIES, LAMPHOLDERS,AND LAMPS 410.10[F]. LUMINARIES INSTALLED IN OR UNDER ROOF DECKS ** Need minimum 1.5" clearance between fixture and lowest surface of roof deck to ensure proper clearance for roofing screws penetrating the roof decking. This requirement correlates with 300.4 [E] for cables, raceways,and boxes installed under roof decks. 422.19, 422.20,422.21 Ceiling mounted ceiling fans-Three new sections have been included in the code to ensure the proper installation of ceiling suspended fans.The new sections describe adequate wiring space for conductors, provision of a cover for the outlet box and covered protection of combustible materials. 422.23 Tire inflation and vacuum require GFCI protection 422.51 Vending machines-GFCI required for hard-wired or cord-plug connected 517.16 Isolated grounding receptacle in health care facilities- not allowed in the patient care vicinity 517 Health Carepatient bed receptacles increased from 4 to 8 Critical Care patient care area receptacles increased from 6 to 14 Operating rooms now require 36 receptacles Isolated ground receptacles no longer allowed in patient care bed areas 600.6 DISCONNECTS 600.6 (A] LOCATION 600.6(A)(1)Signs-disconnecting means must be located at the point the feeder circuit or branch circuit supplying the sign or outline lighting system enters a sign enclosure or a pole **A lock off is required if the switch is not within sight of the sign.An example would be where a ballast,transformer, class two power sources and electronic power supplies for the sign is in an attic area behind a wall where the sign is mounted. 625.14 Electrical vehicle supply equipment 680.21(C)All pool pumps regardless of amperage require GFCI protection 690.17 Solar power disconnect switch listing now lists the acceptable listing specifications 700 Surge protection for emergency standby systems,surge protection required for alternate power supply system 700.16 Emergency illumination requires emergency illumination at the emergency power disconnect devices and transfer switch area