1. Plan Review
Construction Documents must be reviewed for conformance with applicable Federal, State, and University Codes and Standards.
Submit Documents for review via the GES Print & Review Transmittal
5 days – Schematic, Small Projects, Yellow-Outs, and Bulletin or RFI review
10 days – Preliminary Reviews
15 days – Construction Drawings and first submittal of Shop Drawings
Documents must conform to the following:
2. Building (and other) Permits
Building permits are required for new construction, renovations, demolition, and temporary structures such as stages, membrane structures, and portable buildings.
- Do you need a building permit or a project permit for this work? Refer to the Building Project Permit Policy to be sure, or discuss your project with Bob Waite (434-982-5909).
- Fill out the Building Permit Form, email it to email@example.com
- Consider Partial Permits for early site work, demolition, or foundation packages.
- Temporary Structures, Stages, and Amusement Devices use this Temporary Building Permit form
- Requirements for Permit Posting and Approved Drawings
We inspect construction projects for compliance with fire safety requirements, accessibility guidelines, and structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing codes during construction. Required inspections are listed on page 2 of all approved Building Permits.
- Request an inspection by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the required information.
- Include the following information in your email:
- A PDF of building permit.
- Building name.
- Project name [note if this is a capital project required State Fire Marshall to be invited to inspection].
- Type[s] of inspection requested.
- Proposed date, time, duration [verify an inspector's availability from their calendars before requesting].
- Where to meet, any other pertinent information.
- OUBO recommends scheduling a pre-inspection meeting to discuss expectations and procedures for Capital Projects. Coordinate meeting with project liaison.
Type of inspection Inspectors ADA Bob Waite, Kathy Grove Electrical Darin Clements, David Jones Fire Alarm Darin Clements, David Jones Fire Rated Assemblies/Penetrations Darin Clements, Chris Barfield, Rachelle Hermes Mechanical/Plumbing Darin Clements, Peter Mackey Sprinkler for Work performed In-House Darin Clements, Chris Barfield, Rachelle Hermes Structural Nathan Lawson, Ben Hays
Prepare for your inspection by reviewing these inspection checklists
4. Project Closeout
The University Building Official is responsible for issuing certificates of occupancy for new buildings and for re-occupancy following renovations. The details of the process depend on the size of the project.
Small Non-Capital projects
such as labs, room renovations and small site work projects:
Request a Project Approval Memo or a Temporary Re-occupancy Memo by sending an email to Ben Hays.
Mid-Range Non-Capital projects such as the renovation of
of a floor or parts of a couple of floors, work that includes sprinklers or
generates TAB, water testing, or the FM asset turnover report:
Complete the TCUO or CUO checklists for Academic Non-Capital Projects or Health System Non-Capital Projects and email to Ben Hays.
Large Capital projects such as renovations of a building
or multiple floors of a building and new construction:
Complete the TCUO or CUO checklists for Academic Capital Projects or Health System Capital Projects and email to Ben Hays.
- Small Non-Capital projects such as labs, room renovations and small site work projects: