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Additional Regulations

Source: Title 4

A-1001.3 through A-1001.5 (R) Worker Training

The Department of Licenses and Inspections hereby promulgates the following regulations regarding worker training requirements and identification and site safety manager requirements under Sections A-1001.3 through A-1001.5 of The Philadelphia Code.

TITLE 4. THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE
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SUBCODE "A" (THE PHILADELPHIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE)
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CHAPTER 10. WORK SITE PUBLIC SAFETY, WORKER TRAINING IDENTIFICATION, AND SIGNAGE
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A-1001.3 Department duties:
1. The Department shall develop forms, cards and a tracking system to ensure that all construction and demolition workers have completed the training required under this Chapter.
2. The Department shall issue a wallet sized card to each worker that has successfully completed the training required under this Chapter, upon proper application and review by the Department. At a minimum the card shall include: the name of the applicant, a recent photograph of the applicant, the name of the Department, an issue date, an expiration date, and the level of training completed.
3. The Department may accept another form of identification that evidences the same information as the departmentally issued identification card and conforms to the same specifications.
A-1001.4 Worker training requirements:
1. In order to protect public safety, all workers performing duties at a construction or demolition site, regardless of their position, shall have completed a course of training certified by the Department to provide significant public safety benefit, which course may include OSHA
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10 training, and carry the Department's card or the alternative expressed in A-1001.3(3) at all times.
2. All independent contractors working at a demolition site shall have completed a course of training certified by the Department to provide significant public safety benefit, which course may include OSHA 30 training, within the past 5 years of the date of application for a contractor's license or renewal of the contractor's license and shall carry the Department's card or the alternative expressed in A-1001.3(3) at all times.
A-1001.5 Site Safety Manager: A Site Safety Manager with OSHA 30 training must be designated by the general contractor and present on the construction or demolition of a Major Building.
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A-1001.3(R) Form of Worker Proof of Training Completion. The Department shall accept an identification card or other written proof issued by the training provider of completion of an OSHA 10 course or approved equivalent training course.
A-1001.4(R) Worker training requirements.
1. The worker training requirements of this Section shall apply only to persons performing construction or demolition activities for which a permit must be obtained, and do not apply to delivery persons, design professionals and their staff, special inspectors and similar persons performing duties at a construction or demolition site whose work is not considered construction or demolition work regulated by a permit.
2. OSHA 10 training, or such other training course as may be identified by the Department on its website, is the training required under this Section to provide public safety benefit.
3. A worker required to complete such training shall carry an identification card or other written proof issued by the provider of completion of such training course which shall serve as evidence of completion of the required training.
4. A licensed contractor who employs any such worker shall maintain a copy of such written proof for each worker under his/her employ on file and make it available to the Department upon request.
5. “Independent contractors working at a demolition site” shall mean contractors performing demolition, as defined in regulations under 9-1008 of the Code.
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6. Satisfaction of the training requirement applicable to contractors in order to obtain a contractor’s license pursuant to Code section 9-1004 shall satisfy the requirement applicable to independent contractors in this Section.
A-1001.5(R) Site Safety Manager.
1. General Contractor. The contractor listed on the primary building permit shall be considered the “general contractor” responsible for designating the Site Safety Manager when designation is required.
2. Demolition. The Site Safety Manager required to be present for demolition must be employed by and identified in the license application of the licensed Demolition Contractor pursuant to Section 9-1008.
3. Identification. The Site Safety Manager required to be designated shall carry an identification card or certificate of completion issued by the provider of the OSHA 30 or approved equivalent training course
4. Alterations and Partial Demolitions of Major Buildings. In addition to the requirements otherwise set forth in the Code, a Site Safety Manager shall be designated and present where any alteration to the building façade, or any demolition activity which impacts the exterior of the building, is to be performed at a level above the 3rd story or above 40 feet from grade.
5. Applicability. The following construction or demolition shall not require a Site Safety Manager to be designated and present on site:
a. New construction, structural alteration or demolition of 3 story buildings with rooftop access structures.
b. New construction, structural alteration or demolition of 3 story buildings with an average roof height less than 40 feet. Parapet walls shall not be included in determining the height of a building.
c. Alteration or demolition limited to the interior of buildings of any height, which alteration or demolition does not impact the exterior of the building, including such fire sprinkler, plumbing, electrical or mechanical work.
d. Alterations or demolition of building façades that are neither at or above the 4th floor level nor above 40 feet.
e. Additions to existing structures where the addition is constructed to a height of less than 40 feet above grade, regardless of the height of the existing structure

A-1001.7.2 (R) Specific Requirements for Project Information Panel Signs for Major Buildings 7/12/14

1. General. Project information panels shall have a professional appearance and shall meet the formatting, material and size requirements set forth in these regulations. Any deviations shall require approval of the Department prior to installation. Hand-written panels shall not be permitted.

2. Responsibility. It shall be the responsibility of the contractor listed on the primary building permit and the owner of the property to develop, install and maintain the project information panel.

 

3. Alterations and Partial Demolitions of Major Buildings. In addition to the requirements otherwise set forth in the Code, a project information panel shall be installed where any alteration to the building façade, or any demolition activity which impacts the exterior of the building, is to be performed at a level above the 3rd story or above 40 feet from grade.

4. Applicability. The following shall not requireproject information panels, but shall require project information signs pursuant to Section A-1001.7.3:

a.    New construction, structural alteration or demolition of 3 story buildings with rooftop access structures.

b.   New construction, structural alteration or demolition of 3 story buildings with an average roof height less than 40 feet. Parapet walls shall not be included in determining the height of a building.

c.    Alteration or demolition limited to the interior of buildings of any height, which alteration or demolition does not impact the exterior of the building.

d.   Alterations or demolition of building façades below the 4th floor level or below 40 feet, whichever is less.

e.    Additions to existing structures where the addition is constructed to a height of less than 40 feet above grade, regardless of the height of the existing structure.

f.     Specific projects as approved by the Commissioner which, in his or her judgment meet the intent of the Code with respect to requirements for project information signs rather than for project information panels.

5. Alterations and Partial Demolitions of Major Buildings. A project information panel shall be installed where any alteration to the building façade or any demolition activity which impacts the exterior of the building is to be performed at a level above the 3rd story or above 40 feet from grade.

6. Location. The bottom of the panel shall be a minimum of 4 feet above grade and the top of the panel shall be a maximum of 8 feet above grade. The sign shall be visible to the general public at all times. A project information panel shall be required on each street frontage of the building. The primary building permit shall be posted within 6 inches of the project information sign.

7. Installation. The panel shall be securely attached to the building, covered walkway, barrier, construction railing or construction fence, or shall be mounted on posts. The panel shall be properly supported to prevent against wind loads and be free of sharp edges, protruding nails, or similar hazards. The project information panel shall be installed at the site a minimum of 24 hours prior to commencement of any construction or demolition activity and remain visible to the public until all work is completed.

Exception.Where work associated with a major building is started as an emergency to address unsafe conditions, the project information panel shall be installed within 72 hours of the start of such work.

 

Note: For purposes of ensuring prevention of damage to properties designated historic, the installation of project information panels at properties designated as historic pursuant to Section 14-1000 of the Philadelphia Code shall require prior approval of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.


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Multiple Buildings.Where multiple major buildings are being constructed, structurally altered or demolished, a single panel on each street frontage shall be required. 

9.    Material Requirements. The project information panel may be constructed of durable and weatherproof material such as vinyl, plastic, or aluminum, as well as ¾ inch plywood and steel. Other materials shall require the approval of the Department. All material shall be flame retardant material in accordance with NFPA 701 or listed under UL 214. 

10. Message Content. The project information panel shall be legible. In addition to the requirements established by Code Section A-1001.7, the message content shall include the property address as listed on the permit. If the information related to the content changes (e.g. new corporate address or telephone number) during the construction or demolition project, the panel must be updated to reflect such changes.

11.Renderings. A rendering or elevation drawing shall not be required for project information panels associated with existing major buildings where the proposed alterations will not alter the appearance of the existing façade.

12. Size Requirements. The project information panel shall be a minimum of 3 feet in height and 5 feet in width and a maximum of 4 feet in height and 6 feet in width.

13. Font Requirements. The project information panel content must be written in the Calibri font or similar sans serif font style, with letters a minimum of 1.5 inches high, as measured by the upper case character.

14. Maintenance and Removal. Panels shall remain legible and in good condition during the construction or demolition. Damaged panels shall be replaced. Relocated panels shall be securely installed. Panels shall be removed upon the earlier of (a) issuance of final approval or Certificate of Occupancy; (b) when all work covered under the various permits has been inspected and approved; or (c) 20 days after completion of work. 

A-1001.7.3 (R) Specific Requirements for Project Information Signs for All Other Buildings 7/12/14

A-1001.7.3(R) Specific Requirements for Project Information Signs for All Other Buildings.


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General. Project information signs shall be those provided by the Department or printed from the Department’s template meeting the formatting, material and size requirements set forth in these regulations. Any deviations shall require approval of the Department.

2. Responsibility. It shall be the responsibility of the contractor listed on the primary building permit and the property owner to install and maintain the project information sign.

 

3.    Alterations and Partial Demolitions. In addition to the requirements otherwise set forth in the Code, a project information sign shall be installed where any alteration to the building façade or any demolition activity impacting the exterior of the building is to be performed. 

 

4.    Exceptions. Project information signs are not required:

a.    Where the work is limited to plumbing, electrical, mechanical or fire suppression installations; or

b.   Where the work is limited to non-structural interior alterations.

 

5.    Additions and Decks. The construction of additions or decks shall be considered a structural alteration and shall require installation of a project information sign.

 

6. Location. The bottom of the sign shall be a minimum of 4 feet above grade and the top of the sign shall be a maximum of 7 feet above grade. The sign shall be visible to the general public at all times. A project information sign shall be required on each street frontage of the building. The primary building permit shall be posted within 6 inches of the project information sign.

7. Installation. The sign shall be securely attached to the building, covered walkway, barrier, construction railing or construction fence, or shall be mounted on posts.The sign shall be installed at the site prior to commencement of any construction or demolition activity and remain visible to the public until all work is completed.

Exception.Where work is started as an emergency to address unsafe conditions, the sign shall be installed within 24 hours of the start of such work.

8. Floors Above First Floor.
Where the demolition is limited to the interior of any floor above the first floor, in lieu of the sign at the first floor, the sign may be posted in a common area of the floor(s) where the alteration is to occur, visible to those entering that floor. 

9. Maintenance and Removal. Signs shall remain legible and in good condition during the construction or demolition. Damaged signs shall be replaced. Signs shall be removed upon completion of work.

A-202.1 (R) Regulations Governing Requests for Reasonable Accommodations Under The Fair Housing Act. Date:1/1/04

1.0     Definitions

1.1      Act. The Fair Housing Amendments Act.

1.2      Code. The Philadelphia Code.

1.3      Department. The Department of Licenses and Inspections.

1.4      Licenses or permit. A license or permit issued by the Department pursuant to any provision of the Code or a regulation promulgated pursuant thereto.

2.0     Information to be made available.

2.1      At all counters at which application is made for a license or permit, signs shall be displayed advising applicants that information is available concerning their rights under the Act. An “Information Statement” shall be made available at all such counters to advise applicants about the process to be followed to request an accommodation under the Act.

2.2      All license or permit application forms shall contain information advising applicants of the availability of information about the Act.

3.0      Requesting A Reasonable Accommodation

3.1     An applicant for a license or permit may elect to request a reasonable accommodation under the Act pursuant to the procedures set forth in these Regulations, in lieu of the process pursuant to which the license or permit is usually issued under the Code and applicable regulations.

3.2     An applicant must elect to apply for a license or permit either under the procedures of these Regulations or under the usual procedures, and may not apply for the same license or permit under both procedures at the same time. However, if an applicant applies for more than one license or permit, the applicant may choose separately with respect to each such license or permit whether to apply under the usual procedures or the procedures of these Regulations.  A decision will be made separately on each such license or permit application, so that the grant of one application does not mean that all other applications will necessarily be granted.

3.3     An applicant requesting a reasonable accommodation under the Act must file an Accommodation Request Form with the Department, together with the usual application required for the license or permits sought. Once such a form is filed, the procedures of these Regulations will be followed until the requested accommodation is granted or denied, and any appeals have been exhausted, or until the request is withdrawn pursuant to paragraph 3.4.  If the requested accommodation is finally denied, a person may then seek to obtain the license or permit pursuant to the usual procedures.

3.4     The applicant may withdraw a request for accommodation by filing with the Department a Notice to Withdraw Accommodation Request. The processing of an Accommodation Request Form shall be discontinued upon receipt of a Notice to Withdraw.  The applicant may then choose to seek the license or permit under the usual procedures.

3.5     If an applicant has applied for a license or permit under the usual procedures, the applicant may at any time while such application is pending, choose to request a reasonable accommodation under the procedures set forth in these Regulations.  To so choose, an applicant must file an Accommodation Request Form as set forth in paragraph 3.3, and upon such filing the applicant’s request for a license or permit under the usual procedures will be deemed withdrawn, and the procedures set forth in these Regulations will be followed.

4.0      Department’s Processing of Reasonable Accommodation Request

4.1     Referral to Advisory Committees

4.1.1        When an Accommodation Request Form is filed with the Department, a copy shall be forwarded to the appropriate Departmental advisory committee (“Advisory Committee”).  Requests relating to zoning shall be referred to the Zoning Technical Committee. Requests relating to building codes shall be referred to the Board of Building Standards.

4.1.2        The Advisory Committee may request further information from the applicant as to whether the applicant is entitled to the benefit of the Act and, if so, whether the requested accommodation is reasonable.

4.1.3        The Advisory Committee shall make a written recommendation to the Commissioner on the Accommodation Request within thirty (30) days of the date the Committee receives a copy of an Accommodation Request Form under paragraph 4.1.1, or the date the Committee receives all further information it has requested under paragraph 4.1.2, whichever date is later. Such recommendation shall address whether the requested accommodation should be granted, denied, or granted subject to conditions; how long a granted accommodation should remain effective; whether the requested accommodation should be granted with respect to the applicant or with respect to the property; and any other matters the Advisory Committee deems relevant.

4.2     Commissioner’s Decision on Accommodation Request.

4.2.1        The Commissioner shall not be bound by the Advisory Committee’s recommendation.  The Commissioner may accept (in whole or in part) or reject the Advisory Committee’s recommendations.

4.2.2        Within thirty (30) days after receipt of the Advisory Committee’s recommendation, the Commissioner shall issue written decision on the Accommodation Request.  The Commissioner may grant or deny the request, or grant the request subject to specified conditions.  The Commissioner’s decision may also provide for how long a granted accommodation shall remain effective; whether the requested accommodation is granted with respect to the applicant or with respect to the property; and any other matters the Commissioner deems relevant.  The Commissioner’s written decision shall include notice of the right to appeal, and to request reasonable accommodations in the appeals process, as set forth in paragraph 5.0.

4.2.3        If the Commissioner’s decision is to grant the Request (in whole or in part) by the issuance of a license or permit, then the license or permit shall bear the legend “Issued As A Reasonable Accommodation Pursuant To The Fair Housing Act, Subject To The Following Conditions And Limitations” with all conditions and limitations, if any, listed.

5.0     Appeals; Reasonable Accommodation Requests In the Appeals Process

5.1     Right to an Appeal.

5.1.1        The applicant may appeal the Commissioner’s decision to the appropriate City appeals board (either the Board of License and Inspection Review, or the Zoning Board of Adjustment, depending on the type of license or permit sought and the nature of the Accommodation requested).

5.1.2        Other parties may appeal the Commissioner’s decision to the extent and in the manner permitted by law.

5.1.3        Appeals to court from the decision of a City appeals board may be taken as provided by law.

5.2     Reasonable Accommodations Requests in the Appeal Process.

5.2.1        An applicant or other party may request a reasonable accommodation in the procedure by which an appeal will be conducted. Such requests must be filed with the City board that will be hearing the appeal, in the manner and form required by that board. The City appeals board is the agency with jurisdiction to grant or deny such requests.

A-301.2.5 (R) Zoning review Amended 9/25/14

Section A-301.2.5(R) Zoning review: A zoning review is not required for the following activities generally:

1. Built-in or movable cases, counters and partitions that are not over 5 feet 9 inches high.

2. Cabinets, counter tops and similar finishing work.

3. Canopies of a prefabricated nature or awnings supported on one side by an exterior wall of a one- or two-family dwelling, provided: it does not obstruct an exit, exceed 120 square feet, nor project over a public right-of-way at the first floor, and the area beneath it remains open and unobstructed.

4. Ceiling material applied directly to existing ceilings in one- and two-family dwellings.

5. Children's play equipment.

6. Concrete or other hard surface materials on grade, such as driveways, walkways and patios.

7. Decks within building lines, not more than 12 inches above the ground surface below and not over any basement or story below.

8. Dog houses and similar structures limited to the use of a household pet, accessory to one- and two-family dwellings.

9. Fences of masonry construction with a maximum height of two feet.

10. Fences of non-masonry construction at or below legal height.

11. Floor covering installation.

12. Glazing replacement.

13. Insulation installation.

14. Painting, papering and similar wall and ceiling finishes that do not exceed 0.036 inches (0.9 mm) in thickness.

15. Paneling or gypsum wallboard installed over existing wall surfaces in one- and two-family dwellings.

16. Demountable partition installation (which extends no closer than 18 inches below the ceiling) in other than residential and institutional occupancies as defined by the Building Code.

17. Pointing of masonry.

18. Retaining walls that do not exceed two feet in height measured from the lowest level of grade to the top of the wall.

19. Re-roofing in any case, or repair/replacement of roofs of one- or two-family dwellings where there is no change in height, area, or configuration.

20. Temporary one-story structures used in connection with construction for which a permit has been issued; e.g., construction trailers.

21. Window and door replacement.

22. Temporary motion picture, television and theater sets and scenery.

23. Installation or alteration of mechanical, service or fire equipment within the enclosing walls of a structure.

24. HVAC diffuser or register relocation involving duct connectors only.

25. Partition removal where the partitions are non-bearing and non-fire-resistance rated.

26. Porch floor replacement.

27. Security gates and grills attached to buildings.

28. Siding, stucco and similar exterior wall covering.

29. Tenant space fit-outs and alterations as determined by the supervisor.

30. Prefabricated swimming pools and their appurtenances accessory to a one- or two-family dwelling. This exemption includes a pool access platform with a maximum area of 50 square feet.

31. In-ground swimming pools, accessory to a one- or two-family dwelling, that are totally below grade except for their appurtenances, such as curbs, handrails and diving boards.

32. Sheds, playhouses, and similar structures accessory to one- or two-family dwellings, provided that they comply with the following :

a. Projected area of structure does not exceed 200 square feet;

b. Roof does not exceed a height of 10 feet for a flat roof or 13 feet for a gabled or shed roof as measured from the finished floor;

c. The structure is located in the rear yard but not within any required setback from a street; and

d. No more than one of each type of structure is contained on the lot.

Said structures shall not be considered occupied area.

33. Covered or uncovered exterior stairs, ramps, platform lifts, steps, and landings. For a landing to be exempted by this subparagraph (33), the landing shall not exceed 36 square feet, with no dimension greater than 6 feet. The Department is authorized to exempt from zoning review landings with minor deviations from these size limitations. This exemption does not permit vertical enclosure of the covered elements except guards required by the Building Code.

34. Temporary parking lots located on the same parcel as a construction project under permit. The zoning review for temporary parking lots used in connection with a construction project, but that are not located on the same parcel as the construction project under permit, may also be waived by the Commissioner of the Department of Licenses & Inspections after consideration of the impact on the immediate area.

35. Trailers temporarily used for the limited purpose of marketing dwelling units that are located on the same parcel of ground as a permitted construction project under permit.

36. Solar panels installed on building roofs.

37. Building service equipment, such as mechanical, electrical or plumbing equipment, including necessary mounting systems, required to operate and maintain facilities located on the same lot. To qualify for this exemption, the equipment may not be located within a required setback from the street nor conflict with any dimensional restriction of the Zoning Code.

A-302.10.5 (R) Asbestos inspection report 1/1/04

An asbestos inspection report shall not be required for the following:

1.      An alteration having a cost of work equal to or less than $50,000; or

2.      An alteration to, or demolition of, a building that was constructed after December 31, 1980; or

3.      An alteration to, or demolition of, a residential building with three dwelling units or less.

A-302.7 (R) Posting or permit notice 1/1/04

Every structure for which a building permit has been issued shall post a notice, as established by Department procedures, which indicates the location of work and permit number to persons on the public way.

A-302.8 (R) Posting of Zoning and Building Permits 1/1/04

The posting of zoning and/or building permits shall be as follows:

1.     Zoning permit – A true copy of this permit shall be posted in a conspicuous location on the premises and comply with the following:

a.      Permits issued by the Department pursuant to compliance of the provisions of the Zoning Code shall be posted with the associated building permit for the duration of construction related activity at the premises.

b.      When there is no construction related activity being performed, the zoning permit shall be posted for a period of not less than 30 days after a new occupancy commences at the premises.

2.     Building permit - A true copy of this permit shall be posted in a conspicuous location on the premises and comply with the following:

a.      For all new construction, additions and/or when a Certificate of Occupancy is required, a true copy of the associated zoning permit shall be posted alongside the required building permit.

A-304.1 (R) Provisions 1/1/04

The requirements for the seal of a registered design professional shall be subject to the following provisions:

1.    Limit: The seal of a registered design professional shall not be required for any alteration where the cost of the work is less than $15,000, nor for ground floor additions of less than 120 square feet to one- and two-family dwellings.

2.    Site plans: The term "registered design professional" shall include "Professional Land Surveyor" as provided in the Pennsylvania "Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Registration Law" as it relates to the sealing of site plans.

3.      Sealed plans: The first page of all construction documents that require a seal, shall bear the original impression or rubber stamp seal, signature and date of the design professional responsible for the documents. Facsimile seals (computer image, print reproduction, etc.) are accepted on subsequent pages of the documents. When documents are prepared by multiple design professionals, each design professional shall seal the first page of the documents or of the pertinent identifiable portion of the documents, where the documents can be so segregated. Revised construction documents shall be subject to the same requirements as original submittals.

4.      Electrical plans bearing the seal of a registered professional engineer licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall be required for the following:

4.1         New buildings, where the service is 400 amps or more at 120/240 volts, or any service of 480 volts or more.

4.2         Alterations that involve a change of occupancy classification.

4.3         The total rehabilitation of buildings where the connected load is 150 kW or more.

4.4         Additions to existing buildings where the combined connected load is 150 kW or more.

4.5         Hospitals, motor vehicle fueling stations and other occupancies that involve hazardous locations or circuits and equipment operation at more than 600 volts nominal where the connected load is 30 kW or more.

4.6         Fire alarm systems where the system coverage exceeds a gross aggregate floor area of 100,000 square feet for manual systems or 10,000 square feet for automatic systems, or where a system is designed to operate one or more smoke control systems.

A-901.10 (R) Accelerated Plan Review Fees 1/1/04

In accordance with §A-901.10, the following fees are established for accelerated plan reviews conducted by department personnel:
For Building Plan Reviews Minimum $540.00 for up to 4 hours
+ $135.00 per hour for each additional hour

For Zoning Plan Reviews Minimum $420.00 for up to 4 hours
+ $135.00 per hour for each additional hour

For Electrical Plan Reviews Minimum $540.00 for up to 4 hours
+ $135.00 per hour for each additional hour

A-901.7(R) Filing Fees 1/1/04

In accordance with §A-901.7, the following non-refundable fees are established for filing permit applications with the Department.

For Building Permit Applications:

R-3 occupancies............................................................................................................................................................$25.00

All other occupancies.................................................................................................................................................$100.00

For Zoning Permit Applications:

Single family dwellings.................................................................................................................................................$25.00

All other occupancies or uses....................................................................................................................................$100.00

For Electrical Permit Applications:

R-3 occupancies............................................................................................................................................................$25.00

All other occupancies.................................................................................................................................................$100.00

For Plumbing Permit Applications:

R-3 occupancies............................................................................................................................................................$25.00

All other occupancies.................................................................................................................................................$100.00

 

B-1210.5 (R) Bathroom and toilet room compartments 3/15/05

Where water closet or urinal compartments are separated by partitions from a room used for other purposes, the partitions enclosing the compartments shall either extend to the room ceiling or the compartments shall have separated ceilings. Such partitions and separated ceiling shall be substantially airtight. In areas of public assembly, entrances to toilet rooms that are not airtight are permitted where the toilets and urinals are out of sight from areas outside the toilet room, provided the toilet room is maintained under a negative pressure by a non-recirculating mechanical ventilation system.

Each water closet utilized by the public or employees shall occupy a separate compartment with a door and walls or partitions between fixtures to ensure privacy.

Exception: Water closet compartments shall not be required in a single-occupants toilet room with a lockable door.

B-1608.2 (R) Snow load 3/15/05

For the City of Philadelphia the ground snow load to be used in determining the design snow loads shall be 25 pounds per square foot (1.2 kN/m2).

B-1609.3 (R) Wind speed 3/15/05

For the City of Philadelphia the basic wind speed for the determination of wind loads shall be 90 miles per hour (40 m/s) 3-second gust.

B-308.2 (R) Supervision 3/15/05

In the determination of what is a supervised environment for the purposes of classifying Group I-1 occupancies, the following description shall be used. The I-1 Group applies to the care of residents who do not require chronic or convalescent medical or nursing care. Supervision involves responsibility for the safety of the residents while inside the building. For the purposes of this section, supervision includes one or more of the following:

1.      Daily awareness by the management of the resident’s functioning and whereabouts;

2.      Making and reminding a resident of appointments;

3.      The ability and readiness for intervention in the event of a resident experiencing a crisis;

4.      Supervision in the area of nutrition and medication; and

5.      Actual provision of transient medical care.

B-3307.7(R) Temporary protection after demolition

The exterior of exposed foundation walls that enclose interior space of a structure adjoining a property where a structure was demolished shall be damp-proofed in accordance with Chapter 18 of the Building Code, whether or not such walls will remain exposed after construction. Before full compliance with B-3307.7, no formerly interior party wall above the foundation of such an adjoining structure shall be left exposed without protection from weather damage by tarpaulins, waterproof paper, or other temporary means approved for use by the code official. Such temporary protection shall be maintained in a weatherproof condition. Such temporary protection is permitted in lieu of full compliance for no more than 30 days.

Cellar cavities or excavations exposed after completion of demolition may remain exposed and not backfilled for no more than thirty (30) days, provided that a solid barrier a minimum of eight (8) feet in height is maintained during the period of exposure on the side of the sidewalk nearest the construction site and extended the entire length of the construction site as required by Section B-3306 of the Code.