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    Administrative Review Submittal Requirements

    Note: Bolded items are required for Administrative Completeness determination when applicable to project.
    • Alert!! Depending on project scope, your application may require prior approval from Regional Flood Control District (RFCD).
    • PDF file of construction drawings.
    • Construction Documents clearly indicating the location, nature and extent of proposed work.
    • PDF file of sealed structural calculations if design uses engineered systems.
    • PDF file of soils report when footings are placed on fill.
    • Plans for buildings over 3000 ft2  or with an occupant load of greater than 20 shall be prepared by an Arizona Licensed registrant. 

    Cover Sheet

    • Square footage for occupancy/use area(s).
    • Code analysis containing code edition(s), height and area, occupancy, occupant load, and building area.
    • Plan index,  job title, and job address.
    •  Type of construction, sprinkling system, area calculations, egress, etc.
    • Design Criteria containing live and dead loads, wind load and exposure, seismic design data, allowable soil bearing pressure, concrete compressive strength, species and lumber grade, etc.
    • Special inspections required and authorized by the design professionals.

    Site/Grading Plan (Drawn to scale)

    • Setbacks of the proposed structure with respect to property lines and existing structures.
    • Existing and proposed topography.
    • Finished floor elevation and pad elevation.
    • North arrow.
    • Location of all utilities and walls/fences

    Site/Retaining Walls

    • Provide design for site walls proposed with this permit. 
    • Provide height, length, and type of wall/fence
    • Engineering is required for walls over 7 feet high.
    • Engineering is required for retaining walls over 4 feet high, measured from the bottom of the footing, or any retaining wall where surcharge loads (e.g. driveways, slopes, etc.) apply. 

    Floor Plan

    • Provide dimensioned plan view with all rooms labeled.
    • Show all architectural, fire and life safety requirements.
    • Show exiting analysis with occupant load calculation.
    • Show accessible route throughout the building.
    • Show proposed construction, complete dimensions, window and door hardware and   schedules, safety glazing and lateral supports.

    Exterior Elevation

    • Show all sides of the building or structure with dimensions.
    • Show existing and proposed grade, floor, roof and ceiling heights. 

    Building Sections

    • Provide dimensioned sections.
    • Indicate wall finishes, heights of ceilings and drops, and fireplace details.
    • Reference all framing and foundation details.

    Foundation Plan

    • Provide plan view of dimensioned foundation layout.
    • Provide footing detail(s) showing size, reinforcements, anchor bolts spacing/embedment, hold-downs, post to footing connections, minimum footing depth, and clearance from finish grade.
    • Reference soil-bearing pressure, and concrete compressive strength.

    Framing Plan

    • Provide a plan view of floor and/or roof framing.
    • Provide connection details of deck attachment  to structure.
    • Provide the size, spacing, species, and grade of materials.
    • Provide a sealed truss layout and engineered truss design.
    • Shop drawings must be approved by the engineer of record.
    • Reference all details on the framing plan.

    Roof Plan

    • Provide plan view of roof.
    • Indicate slopes, drainage, and materials.
    • Provide ventilation calculations and roof vent locations.
    • Provide details for roof scuppers, drains, flashing and skylights.
    • Provide location and weight of all roof equipment.

    Plumbing Plan

    • Provide plan view with all rooms labeled.
    • Indicate location, size, material , and developed length of all piping including drainage/waste/vent (DWV), water and gas.
    • Indicate location and size of water heater, water heater TPR, and discharge pipe with termination point.
    • Indicate locations of clean-outs, water shut off and pressure reducing valves.
    • List site water pressure, and provide fixture schedules.
    • Provide DWV isometrics.
    • Indicate sewer or on-site disposal system.
    • If sewer, show location and method of connection to public sewer.
    • Provide fixture schedule with fixture units.
    • Indicate location and demand of water meters and gas meters.

    Mechanical Plan

    • Provide plan view with all rooms labeled.
    • Indicate heating and cooling units, capacity, location  demand or input, and duct material/insulation.
    • Indicate size and location for furnace combustion air, flues, return/supply air ducts, dryer vents, exhaust fans, thermostats, condenser systems including drains.
    • Show all Damper/Detector locations.

    Electrical Plan

    • Provide plan view with all rooms labeled.
    • Provide service/subpanel,  receptacles, lights, circuits with circuit numbers, Ground Fault Interrupters, and emergency and exit lighting.
    • Panel schedule with circuit numbers, overcurrent devices, conductor sizes, fault current analysis, and AIC rating.
    • Single-line/three-line diagram showing grounding and bonding systems, etc.
    • Service/subpanel load calculations, and service size.

    Kitchen Hoods (Specify type I or II)

    • Indicate type and location.
    • Provide section of hood(s) and shaft(s).
    • Must meet Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) safety criteria and requirements of International Building Codes (IBC), International Mechanical Codes (IMC), and International File Codes (IFC).

    Outdoor Lighting Plan

    • Provide outdoor lighting code documentation.
    • Indicate lighting area and lot surface area.
    • Provide lumen calculations/tabulations, individual light fixture outputs that are keyed to the plan, or show compliance with prescriptive requirement of Pima County Outdoor Lighting Code.

    Energy Conservation Code Compliance

    • Determine your compliance path:  ASHRAE 90.1, IECC or COMcheck™
    • Provide information and calculations according to the selected compliance path.
    • For all compliance paths provide HVAC equipment sizing calculation summary sheets.

    Deferred Submittals

    • Deferred submittals shall be approved by Engineer of Record prior to submittal to Pima County Building Safety for review and approval. 
    • A separate revision application is required prior to the installation of deferred items.
    • Minimum 1 hour revision fee applies to each deferred item. 

    Hazardous Materials

    • Submit the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), material and quantity list.

     

     

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