While the Guidelines outline information on Department requirements, there are other Codes, and additional detailed and specific trade, industry and equipment standards that are needed for your construction project.
Certain sections of the Construction Code and many of the local regulations do not clearly define the responsible party, e.g. the Owner, Developer, Registered Design Professional, or Contractor. All parties involved in the project may be liable if certain Department or other City Agency requirements are not taken into consideration, resulting in the issuance of violations and fines. It is important that at the start of your project, a review is to ensure all design and construction requirements are incorporated.
Sections of the project level guidelines discuss consequences related to noncompliance with Code and regulatory requirements. However, poorly designed or executed projects may also run into cost overruns, construction site accidents, negative public relations and scheduling delays, which can adversely affect the project.
The following is a list of useful terms to use when researching additional information on each of the topics discussed:
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