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Plan Examination Information
The purpose of a plan examination is to assure the construction project is designed in compliance with the code. If there are issues of noncompliance they may be addressed during the review process. This saves the applicant time and money as it is more economical to make revisions prior to the start of construction.
Who may submit?
Construction documents may be submitted by the owner or the owner's architect, engineer, contractor, or agent. The construction statutes or codes do not fix the responsibility for the submission of construction documents. However, the owner of the construction project has the responsibility to assure that it is done.
Is a plan review necessary?
Plans are required for all building types, except:
Description of Work.
The plan examination submission shall give a complete description of the work to be performed. This shall include the location, the occupancy of all parts of the buildings or structures, and the open space on the lot. Any special inspection requirements in accordance with section 1705 of the building code shall be identified.
The site plan shall provide the location and size of all buildings on the lot. The roads and access points and open spaces shall be shown and dimensioned.
The construction documents shall indicate the size, shape, and height of all features of the buildings and structures of the project. Specific information shall be given to establish the quality and requirements of the construction for compliance with the code. The information may be submitted in any combination of written and graphic material. The codes shall not be cited, or the term "legal" or similar shall not be used in place of specific information. All construction documents shall be sealed and signed by an architect or professional engineer licensed in Michigan in accordance with P.A. 299 of 1980, as amended.
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