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Construction of District Facilities/Exemption from Building Permits

Section F: Facility Planning and Development

Policy Title: Construction of District Facilities/Exemption from Building Permits
Policy Code: FD

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The design and construction of all new District facilities and renovation of all existing District facilities shall be performed under the direction of an architect or engineer ("Design Professional") registered by the Arizona Board of Technical Registration. All contracts between the District and the Design Professional shall contain a provision requiring the Design Professional to comply with building codes adopted as of the date of commencement of construction by the authority having jurisdiction over the area in which the project is located. The Design Professional Agreement shall include the provision of construction administration services. The agreement shall further require that the Design Professional of record provide a certificate of occupancy for all projects for which such certificate is required by the applicable building code.

The District shall procure construction services for all new facilities or renovation of existing facilities to be constructed from contractor(s) licensed by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. Contracts for construction services shall not include services for serving as the District's inspector and code compliance official beyond the contractor's obligation to construct all projects in accordance with applicable codes.

The District administration may choose, on any project for new construction or renovation, to notify the building official having jurisdiction that the District elects not to use the permitting process on the project as permitted by A.R.S. § 34-461.G. If such decision is made, the District administration shall provide a notice to the building official having jurisdiction in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A advising the building official that the District will not be using the permitting process on the specific project. The District must pay appropriate fees and obtain appropriate permits from the authority having jurisdiction over the fore code applicable to any District project.

The District administration shall maintain in permanent District files all documents furnished by the Design Professional on every project relating to performance of inspections and issuance of the certificate of occupancy. All Design Professional agreements shall contain a provision requiring the Design Professional to provide such documents to the District.

Adopted: July 24, 2012