1) Except as required in Sentence (2), for design carried out in accordance with Part 4 of Division B, the designer shall be a registered professional skilled in the work concerned. (See Appendix A.)
2) For the design of a Part 3 building, carried out in accordance with Part 4 of Division B, the designer shall be a registered professional who is designated by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia as a Designated Structural Engineer (Struct. Eng.) and who:
a)is retained to undertake the overall responsibility for the design work and field reviews of the primary structural components of a building that falls within the scope of Article 22.214.171.124. of Division A,
b)shall apply his or her professional (P.Eng.) seal or stamp together with his or her Struct. Eng. stamp, with signature and date to the plans and supporting documents prepared by, or under the supervision of the Designated Structural Engineer in support of the building permit application, and
c)shall apply his or her professional (P.Eng.) seal or stamp together with his or her Struct. Eng. stamp with signature and date to the Letters of Assurance described in Subsection 2.2.7.
1) Personnel performing the installation, alteration, or repair to a plumbing system shall
a)possess a British Columbia tradesman’s qualification certification as a plumber,
b)be an indentured apprentice supervised by a journeyman possessing a British Columbia tradesman’s qualifications certification as a plumber, or
c)be the registered owner and occupant or intended occupant of the single family dwelling in which plumbing work will occur, provided evidence can be provided the owner can satisfactorily complete the proposed work. (See also Sentence 126.96.36.199.(1))
1) Sufficient information shall be provided to show that the proposed work will conform to this By-law and whether or not it may affect adjacent property.
2) Plans shall be drawn to scale and shall indicate the nature and extent of the work or proposed occupancy in sufficient detail to establish that, when completed, the work and the proposed occupancy will conform to this By-law.
3) The drawings shall indicate
a)the applicable edition of the By-law,
b)whether the building is designed under Part 3 or Part 9,
c)the major occupancy classification(s) of the building,
d)the building area and building height,
e)the number of streets the building faces,
f)the accessible entrance(s), work area(s) and washrooms, and
g)the accessible facilities particular to the occupancy(s).
1) Site plans shall be referenced to an up-to-date survey and, when required to prove compliance with this By-law, a copy of the survey shall be provided. [See Appendix A.]
2) Site plans shall show
a)by dimensions from property lines, the location of the proposed building,
b)the similarly dimensioned location of every adjacent existing building on the property,
c)existing and finished ground levels to an established datum at or adjacent to the site,
d)the access routes for fire fighting,
e)the accessible paths of travel from the street to the building, and
f)the exterior entrances and key plan for each storey indicating the location and number of suites.
1) A reduced set of architectural floor plans, with the size 280 mm by 430 mm, clearly identifying the location and designated street number of the principal entrance of a building and the designated suite number of all the interior and exterior suite entries as required by Subsection 1A.12.2. shall be provided.
1) Information shall be submitted to show the major components of fire protection including
a)the division of the building by firewalls,
b)the building area,
c)the degree of fire separation of storeys, shafts and special rooms or areas, including the location and rating of closures in fire separations,
d)the source of information for fire-resistance ratings of elements of construction (to be indicated on large-scale sections),
e)the location of exits, and
f)fire detection, suppression and alarm systems.
1) Before a sprinkler system is installed or altered, plans showing full details of the proposed sprinkler system and essential details of the building in which it is to be installed shall be drawn to an indicated scale.
1) This Subsection applies only to buildings covered in Part 4 of Division B. (See Article 188.8.131.52. of Division A.)
1) Structural drawings and related documents submitted with the application to build shall be dated and shall bear the authorized professional seal and signature of the designer as defined in Sentence 184.108.40.206.(1).
1) Structural drawings and related documents submitted with the application to build shall indicate, in addition to those items specified in Article 220.127.116.11. and in Part 4 of Division B applicable to the specific material,
a)the name and address of the person responsible for the structural design,
b)the date of issue of the By-law and standards to which the design conforms,
c)the dimensions, location and size of all structural members in sufficient detail to enable the design to be checked,
d)sufficient detail to enable the dead loads to be determined, and
e)all effects and loads, other than dead loads, used for the design of the structural members and exterior cladding.
1) Structural drawings of parts or components including guards designed by a person other than the designer of the building shall be dated and shall bear the authorized professional seal and signature of the designer of such parts or components.
1) The calculations and analysis made in the design of the structural members, including parts and components, of a building shall be available for inspection upon request.
1) Foundation drawings submitted with the application to build or excavate shall be provided to indicate
a)the type and condition of the soil or rock, as well as the groundwater conditions, as determined by the subsurface investigation,
b)the allowable bearing pressures on the soil or rock, the allowable loads when applicable and the design loads applied to foundation units, and
c)the earth pressures and other loads applied to the supporting structures of supported excavations.
2) When required, evidence that justifies the information on the drawings shall be submitted with the application to excavate or build.
1) Where conditions as described under Sentences 18.104.22.168.(1) and (2) of Division B are encountered, or where foundation units or their locations are altered, this information shall be recorded on appropriate drawings or new “as constructed” drawings.
1) This Subsection applies only to buildings covered in Part 6 of Division B. (See Article 22.214.171.124. of Division A.)
1) The information shown on architectural drawings and on drawings for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems and the information pertaining to energy utilization shall be clear and legible and shall contain all necessary details to demonstrate conformance with this By-law. (See Appendix A.)
1) Plumbing drawings and related documents submitted with the application for a plumbing permit shall show
a)the location and size of every building drain and of every trap and cleanout fitting that is on a building drain,
b)the size and location of every soil-or-waste pipe, trap and vent pipe, and
c)a layout of the potable water distribution system, including pipe sizes and valves.
1) The requirements of this Section apply to an owner who applies for a building permit
a)for a building that falls within the scope of Part 3 of Division B,
b)where the structural components of a building fall within the scope of Part 4 of Division B,
c)for a building that is designed according to Subsections 126.96.36.199. and 188.8.131.52. of Division A,
d)for a building that falls within the scope of Part 5 of Division B,
e)for alterations which are subject to Article 10.1.1.2. of Division B,
f)for changes of major occupancy which are subject to Subsection 10.1.1. of Division B, and
g)where, in the opinion of the Chief Building Official, the site conditions or the size or complexity of a building, a building component or a mechanical, electrical or plumbing system warrants professional design and review.
1) Before an owner obtains a building permit from the Chief Building Official, the owner shall
a)retain a coordinating registered professional to coordinate all design work and field reviews of the registered professionals required for the project in order to ascertain that (See Appendix A.)
i)the design will substantially comply with this By-law and other applicable city by-laws, and
ii)the construction of the project will substantially comply with this By-law and other applicable city by-laws, and
b)deliver to the Chief Building Official letters, in the forms set out in Schedules A, B-1 and B-2. (See the end of this part.) (See Appendix A.), and
c)provide written notice, of any work or excavation that would directly or indirectly affect private property adjacent to the excavation site, to the owner of the affected property in sufficient time and in a manner that would permit the owner of the adjacent property the ability to reasonably object to the work, and deliver a copy of the notice to the Chief Building Official. [See Appendix A.]
2) Before an owner obtains an occupancy permit or final inspection from the Chief Building Official the owner shall deliver to that authority letters in the forms set out in Schedules C-A and C-B. (See Appendix A.)
1) A registered professional who signs a letter, the form of which is set out in a schedule to this Section, and an owner who signs or has an agent sign a letter the form of which is a set out in a schedule to to this Section, shall comply with Parts 1A and 1B of this Division, and the provisions of the letter that apply to the person signing.
2) A registered professional or coordinating registered professional who is responsible for a field review shall keep a record of the field review and of any corrective action taken as a result of the field review and shall submit monthly summary reports to the Chief Building Official.
3) A registered professional who is retained to undertake design work and field reviews and who is required to provide letters pursuant to Clause 184.108.40.206.(1)(b) shall
a)place his or her professional seal or stamp on the plans submitted by him or her in support of the application for the building permit, after ascertaining that they substantially comply with the Vancouver Building By-law and other applicable enactments respecting safety,
b)provide to the Chief Building Official the Schedule C-B (See the end of this part) after ascertaining that the components of the project for which the registered professional is responsible are constructed so as to substantially comply, in all material respects, with
i)the plans and supporting documents, and
ii)the requirements of this By-law and other applicable enactments respecting safety, not including construction safety aspects, and
c)ensure that the field reviews that are necessary to comply with Clause (b) are properly completed.
1) The owner and the coordinating registered professional shall each notify the Chief Building Official of the date the coordinating registered professional ceases to be retained at any time during the project's construction.
2) The coordinating registered professional shall notify the Chief Building Official of the date a registered professional ceases to be retained at any time during the project's construction.
3) The registered professional shall notify the Chief Building Official of the date the registered professional ceases to be retained at any time during the project's construction.
4) Notification under Sentences (1), (2) and (3) must be made before the coordinating registered professional or the registered professional ceases to be retained or, if that is not possible, then as soon as possible.
5) The owner must not terminate the appointment of a coordinating registered professional or a registered professional unless
a)the owner immediately replaces the coordinating registered professional or the registered professional, or
b)the owner has complied with Section 220.127.116.11.(1)(b) and (2) by delivering letters in the forms set out in Schedule A, B-1, B-2, C-A and C-B to the Chief Building Official.
1) On lands determined by the City Engineer to be potentially subject to flooding, the building designer shall give special consideration to construction materials and service equipment installations below the flood plain design elevations established by the Province of British Columbia or the City . [See Subsection 1A.6.1.9.]