Residential / Commericial Construction Issues
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES TO BUILDING CODES?
Each one of us relies on the safety of structures that surround us in our everyday living. Building codes provide safeguards and even though no code can eliminate all risks, reduce risks to an acceptable level. Other advantages to building codes include helping to prevent slums, establishing a means of updating property assessments, lowering insurance rates, helping in getting state and federal grants and satisfying the requirements of the water conservation act.
WHAT CODES ARE CURRENTLY BEING ENFORCED IN GLYNN COUNTY?
- International Building Code 2006 edition
- International Residential Code 2006 edition
- International Fire Code 2006 edition
- International Fuel Gas Code 2006 edition
- International Mechanical Code 2006 edition
- International Plumbing Code 2006 edition
- International Energy Conservation Code 2006 edition
- National Electrical Code 2005 edition
WHEN DO I NEED AN INSPECTION?
An inspection is required at various stages of the construction process. The first inspection would probably be a footing inspection before any concrete is poured. If a slab is involved, any plumbing and/or electric installed under that slab would also need inspecting before concrete is poured. The next inspection would be the rough-in inspection, which includes the framing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and gas systems before any drywall is installed. This inspection also includes fireplaces. Sometime between this inspection and the final, an inspection is required to get permanent power. Lastly comes the final inspection where framing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, driveway and culvert pipe, house number, landscaping and soil erosion measures are to be completed. A Certificate of Occupancy is issued when all inspections have been completed.
WHAT DO I DO WHEN I’M READY FOR AN INSPECTION?
Call the Building Department at 912-554.7456. Please have your permit number available.
WHO SHOULD I CALL IF I HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING LICENSES, TESTS, AND INVESTIGATION OF CONTRACTORS’ WORKMANSHIP?
Contact the Construction Industry Licensing Board.
WHO SHOULD I CALL IF I HAVE COMPLAINT OR DISPUTE WITH MY BUILDER?
Contact Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs.
WHO DO I CONTACT TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT MANUFACTURED HOMES (MOBILE HOMES)?
Contact the Office of the Georgia Safety Fire Commissioner, Manufactured Housing Division