Revisions in State University Administrative Manual (SUAM), Section 9700 has redefined how the systems approaches construction and code enforcement. All projects are required to have a building permit issued by the Deputy Building Official.
The Deputy Building Official is a campus appointed individual responsible for campus-specific building code administrative and operational control. This individual acts as a deputy under the authority of the CSU Building Official who is responsible for the overall administration and operational control of the building code.
No physical work may be initiated without a permit approved by the Deputy Building Official.
Building permits are issued by a regulatory agency to certifying that the design is to current building codes; seismically sound, ADA compliant, well lit, and free of any hazardous materials.
Projects are accessed as to whether or not a building permit is required. Building permits can be required for any of the following projects.
- Non Maintenance Work Orders
- Allocation Projects (funding from requestor).
- Change of Space Occupancy Type (such as (A) Assembly to (B) Offices, (E)Educational, etc )
- Requests requiring engineering or design consultant services
- Requests requiring new modular furniture layout with electrical or HVAC changes
- When a contractor will perform work on campus.
- Modifications to any building elements such as walls, doors, windows, floors, stairs/railings, etc.
- Mechanical air conditioning/ventilation, plumbing, electrical or utility connection modifications
- ADA Compliance issues (accessibility)
- Life Safety Systems: Generators, PA, Fire Alarms
- Hazardous Materials abatement
- Equipment installation over 400 lbs. (other parameters apply)
Permits NOT Required
- Modifications to existing modular furniture
- Staff relocation
- Normal annual maintenance, cleaning, repairs, or painting
- Concrete Repair
- See Building Permit Checklist Form