Andy Schreder CBO Building Official for St Francis, Nowthen

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1 Andy Schreder CBO Building Official for St Francis, Nowthen

2 Voluntary Compliance Webster says: Voluntary means from one s own choice or consent. Of their own free will Compliance is conformity in fulfilling official requirements

3 The key is preparation Permit/ inspection requirements clearly communicated Plan review details Additional information required? Truss specs Header sizes Progress of work expected at inspection


5 General Site Conditions: Temporary address numbers shall be securely posted and legible from the street prior to the first inspection and be maintained for the duration of construction. Permanent address numbers must be of contrasting color to the background and in conformance with City Code. All jobsite debris shall be contained on site and in a dumpster or fenced area. Refer to handout regarding screening, landscaping and erosion control requirements.

6 Approved plans and a copy of this letter shall be kept on site. See inspection record for a list of all required inspections. No significant work shall begin prior to 7 am. A rock construction entrance is required from curb or road to a minimum of 20 into the construction site. Contractor shall be responsible for daily clean up of any soil tracked into street. Silt fence shall be installed at all disturbed grade and where spoil piles are within 20 of the road way. Silt fence must be dug into ground a minimum of 6 inches.

7 Footing/ Foundation: Verify property lines at footing inspection, see survey for setbacks. All trench, pad footings and thickened slabs shall be excavated and required reinforcing supported in place for inspection. Foundation drainage installed in accordance with R405.1 must discharge to the exterior through rigid piping. Provide an electrical outlet for sump pump installation. Clarify foundation insulation location and R value. Both interior and exterior foundation options are shown. Foundation insulation must conform to MN Rules chapter 1322; Foundation Insulation.

8 Building Planning: Verify safety glazing in all hazardous locations as specified by R308. Interior and exterior stairway illumination shall be installed as required by R Smoke alarms are required in all sleeping rooms and each level, additionally; Carbon Monoxide alarms must be installed within 10 feet of all sleeping rooms.

9 Framing/ Flashing: All truss connections and required bearing support shall be specified by building designer. Provide a copy of certified truss specifications at least 1 week prior to scheduling framing inspection. Fireblocking is required at all concealed framed spaces specified by R 602.8, verify at framing inspection. Specify wall bracing in accordance with R Garage front requires specific framing details which need to be approved prior to construction. Attic access is to be located above clear floor area.

10 All fasteners in contact with pressure preservative treated wood shall be hot-dipped galvanized steel or of other approved corrosion resistance. Provide an approved weather resistive barrier at all exterior walls, separate inspection is required. A Lath and Flashing inspection is required for veneer stone finishes. Installations shall conform to the 2006 Minnesota Residential Code and the 2003 Minnesota Lath and Plaster Bureau publication Stucco in Residential Construction. Corrosion resistant flashing is required at the top of all window and door openings, roof and wall intersections and all other areas specified by R703.8.

11 Plumbing/ Mechanical: Bathrooms and toilet rooms without natural ventilation are required to have mechanical ventilation. Verify minimum clearances at sides and in front of water closets as specified by MSPC Provide plumbing access panels as required by MSPC

12 Energy Code/ Radon/Flashing: Specify product used as sealant required at intersection of basement floor and foundation wall. Provide details of exhaust only ventilation system regarding exhaust capacity at the point of discharge, verify capability to operate continuously, sone rating, location of required fan and controls. All outdoor air intake and exhaust air outlets shall be labeled in accordance with the Minnesota Residential Code; Interior air barrier shall be maintained around all rough openings. See 1322 section

13 Prior to Occupancy: Verify wind load rating of overhead door in garage. No use or occupancy is allowed prior to issuance of Certificate Of Occupancy



16 Is the roof on? Is weather resistive barrier installed? Separate inspection? Are all rough in inspections completed? Electrical sticker? Inspection record posted? Signed off for mechanical and plumbing? Radon? Sub slab?




20 6 Vertical overlap?

21 Systematic inspection Checklists Inspect per Plan review Comment Sheet Don t let yourself be steered or distracted Try to have the same procedure every time

22 Where to spend your time Amount of time allotted? Least versus most common and serious corrections Anchor bolt spacing, distance from ends of plate, visible? Stud size, spacing, height, condition Stair framing, walls under stairs Floor truss nailing (3 per end) Notching/boring for mechanicals (cut sheet in clipboard) Engineered lumber/ allowable alterations


24 Blocking at trusses in full basement R Floor shall be blocked perpendicular to the floor joists. Blocking shall be full depth within three hoist spaces of the foundation wall. Occurs at foundation anchor bolts

25 From basement I usually look at the stair framing on the way up. Are the stringers or stair jacks dimensional lumber, Composite (timberstrand?) This is another area where it is nice to have some documentation in your clipboard about span capabilities, framing details

26 5 left after cutting. 2x12 required






32 Truss damage/ repairs Damage can occur in transportation, storage, handling, erecting Ask first about repairs on floor or roof trusses




36 R requirements based on platform and balloon-frame construction


38 Full width bearing enough?

39 Tributary: The accumulation of loads that are directed toward a particular structural member

40 Fastening requirements

41 Hurricane clips, what is in a name? Beam to post connection/ truss end to wall top plate or beam TPI documents withdrawal resistance given to a 16 penny framing nail If truss specs cite a number over 120, I require metal connectors. If below, I allow up to 3 properly driven toenails. TPI actually allows 5 for a 2x6 wall width No credit given to an fastener driven in to the end grain (ensure connector used is made for end use)

42 Fireblocking/ Draftstopping R602.8 Fireblocking shall be provided to cut off all concealed draft openings, between stories, the top story and roof space. Vertically at ceiling and floor levels At all interconnections between concealed vertical and horizontal spaces like soffits, drop ceilings and coves

43 Acceptable materials 2x lumber ¾ wood structural panels ½ gypsum Fiberglass insulation?

44 Draftstopping R when there is usable space both above and below the concealed space of a floor/ceiling assembly, draftstops shall be installed so that the area of the concealed space does not exceed 1000 sq ft. Draftstopping shall divide the concealed space into approximately equal areas You will find this in suspended ceiling systems and open web type floor trusses

45 ½ gypsum Acceptable materials 3/8 wood structural panels Another key is to make sure they are maintained which is to say, property installed

46 Wall bracing



49 Insulation certificate Chapter 1322 This combined with detailed Plan Review Comment Sheet will make the field inspection more accurate/ less stressful

50 Cavity insulation width, thickness matches wall framing. Must fill entire cavity, not be compacted or stretched R 19 or R13+5 What does that mean?

51 Rim insulation most likely utilizing foam Interior air barrier must be complete around door and window rough openings Vapor retarder to be sealed if doubling as air barrier. Acoustical caulk used at top/ bottom plates, penetrations/ must remain flexible

52 Options If utilizing vapor barrier paints then Make sure you have addressed penetrations in the interior wall finish, top and bottom of wall Also using insulation inspection to verify fan housings/ can lights Verify radon venting requirements have been met

53 Ventilation requirements Types of air? 1. Make-up air 2. Combustion air 3. Ventilation air

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