Planning and Development
2007 Minimum Requirements of Submitted Construction Documents and Project Inspection Procedures
The requirements listed below are a minimum suggested guideline for submitted building plans. Providing as much of the requested information as possible on or accompanying the documents will assure faster turnaround in the review process. Plans submitted without the requested information are subject to rejection and resubmittal. Rejected plans resubmitted beyond 30 days of rejection will be subject to an additional charge.
(Submit two complete sets)
1. Floor plans:
1.1. Accurately dimensioned, drawn to a common scale. Indicate
the following on the plan sheet(s):
1.1.1. Wood construction - stud sizes & spacing. Indicate
exterior wall bracing method – IRC R602.10.3.
1.1.2. Cold formed metal stud – stud specs & spacing. Indicate
compliance with IRC Section R603.
1.1.3. Unit masonry – block sizes, mortar type & reinforcement.
1.1.4. Concrete – tilt-up, poured –in-place or pre-cast – concrete specs, reinforcement & connections.
1.1.5. ICF (Insulating Concrete Forms) – brand name, concrete &
1.1.6. Pre-engineered light metal frame (metal building) – requires
an engineers seal on plans or shop drawings if available.
1.2. Residential chimneys & fireplaces shall be clearly and
adequately detailed on the plans following the requirements of
Chapter 10 of the IRC. Commercial units are to comply with the
International Mechanical Code.
2.1. Indicate all floor to floor and/or floor to top plate heights.
2.2. Indicate Mean Roof Height on elevation that yields the highest
average grade to average roof elevation.
2.3. Show all roof slopes and overhangs.
2.4. Indicate compliance with Table R602.3(1) for fasteners on all
structural members. The assistance of sections, details &
written notes or schedules may be used to completely fulfill
3. Site plan:
3.1. Drawn to a common scale and indicating front setback, side
and rear yard dimensions, all dimensions of the property & its
relationship to adjacent properties. On rural house lots
indicate distance to nearest public road.
3.2. Indicate locations of service connections, electric, gas, water
or water well & sewer or sewer plant.
3.3. Indicate the following on the site plan drawing or in
documentation accompanying the submitted plans:
3.3.1. Project address as issued by Acadia Parish 911 Office.
3.3.2. Flood zone designation.
3.3.3. Design wind speed is 109 mph for all of Acadia Parish.
3.3.4. Wind Exposure Category: (IRC 2006 R301.2.1.4 – IBC 2006
188.8.131.52. Urban & suburban or wooded area – Category B.
184.108.40.206. Open terrain – Rural & at the edge of an urban or
suburban or wooded area, including buildings adjacent
to largely undeveloped land at the time of their
construction – Category C.
4. Foundation plan(s):
4.1. Drawn to a common scale and indicating footing placement,
dimensions & design. Slab on grade foundations must include
sufficient details to convey method(s) of building support and
uplift and shear resistance provided by this specific design. Pier foundations must indicate method employed to transfer
uplift and shear loads to ground.
4.2. Driven piling designs must be engineered and stamped by a
4.3. Foundation details indicating profiles, materials, embedments,
4.3.1. Indicate anchor bolt locations, size, & other embedded
devices for slab on grade foundations.
5. Structural roof plans:
5.1. Drawn to a common scale and indicating load bearing walls,
ceiling joist sizes & placement. Indicate rafter sizes &
placement on separate drawing, or indicate pre-engineered
roof truss spans, spacing, girders, beams and other structural
elements on one plan. Chapter 8 IRC 2006.
5.2. Show all structural elements such as rafter collar ties or steel
strapping, hip & valley connectors, attic bracing, etc. as
required by Chapter 8 IRC 2006, and the method of fastening
as per Table R602.3(1). The assistance of sections, details &
written notes may be used to completely fulfill this
5.3. Indicate special hold down connections for exposed porch or
patio cover columns.
5.4. Indicate roof sheathing material specification, thickness and
attachment as per Table R602.3(1).
5.5. Indicate specifications of roof coverings and attachment
methods that meet the requirements of Section R905 of the
IRC or Chapter 15 of the IBC.
5.6. Cold formed metal truss or structural steel roof framing and/or
metal roof systems are to be designed and stamped by a
licensed professional architect or engineer.
5.7. Patio covers:
5.7.1. Residential; Designed in accordance with IRC appendix H.
5.7.2. Commercial; Designed in accordance with IBC appendix I.
6.1. Include finish schedules or in some other manner indicate the
finishes & specifications of materials used that comply with
Chapter 7 IRC 2006.
6.2. Door & window schedules or plan call outs indicating code
required sizes and specifications that comply with Section
R311, IRC 2006.
7. Mechanical: (submitted plans should indicate compliance with the following)
7.1.1. Plans should indicate, at minimum, the locations of all
fixtures & accessories required by the Louisiana Plumbing
Code and indicate that installations are to be carried out or
supervised by a La. licensed plumber.
7.1.3. Buildings requiring a licensed architect or engineer shall be
required to have plumbing designed & stamped by a
7.2. Mechanical systems:
7.2.1. Residential systems are to be designed & installed under
the provisions of Chapter 13 of the IRC and applicable
provisions of the International Mechanical Code and the
International Fuel Gas Code.
7.2.2. Commercial systems are to be designed & installed under
the provisions of the International Mechanical Code and
the International Fuel Gas Code.
7.2.3. Buildings requiring a licensed architect or engineer shall be
required to have mechanical systems designed & stamped
by a licensed professional.
7.3.1. Indicate locations of electrical power & lighting devices on
7.3.2. Residential electrical wiring, fixtures, devices, etc. are to
be designed & installed by or under the direct supervision of a La. State licensed electrical contractor following the
provisions of Chapters 33 through 42 of the IRC.
7.3.4. Commercial buildings shall have electrical systems designed
& installed by a La. licensed electrician following the
provisions of Chapter 27 of the IBC.
7.3.5. Buildings requiring a licensed architect or engineer are
required to have electrical systems designed & stamped by
a licensed professional.
8. Energy efficiency:
8.1. Residential structures shall indicate on construction plans the
methods, materials & techniques to be employed that will
comply with the provisions of Chapter 11 of the IRC.
8.1.1. Acadia Parish in totality is in climate zone 2.
8.2. If RezCheck computer program is used for compliance (www.energycodes.gov/rescheck), submit computer generated printout.
MANUFACTURED HOUSING USED AS DWELLINGS
1. Acquire building permit at Acadia Parish Building Permit Office,1029 Capitol Avenue, Crowley, La., (337) 788-7999.
2. Manufactured Housing (Mobile Homes) will not require a plan review or on site inspections in Acadia Parish.
3. Mobile home companies and/or installers are required to comply with the provisions of La. R.S. 51:912.21 “Minimum Standards for Installation of Manufactured Homes”.
EXISTING BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
1. Plans for repair, renovations, alterations or reconstruction of one and two family housing requiring a building permit shall indicate adherence to the provisions of appendix J of the IRC.
2. Plans for repair, renovations, alterations or reconstruction of existing commercial structures requiring a building permit shall indicate adherence to the provisions of the International Existing Building Code, 2006.
MODULAR (MOVABLE) HOMES AND BUILDINGS
1. Plans submitted for a building permit must indicate that the structure
has been previously subjected to a plan review/design process that assures compliance with all provisions of the International Code Council, whether residential or commercial, and has been inspected during construction to certify compliance with the codes.
Copies of the plan review and inspection reports should accompany the application for a permit. A plan review fee will not be collected, but one field inspection fee will be collected for foundation inspection along with the administrative charges. An online Inspection Form is available.
1.1. An alternate to the pre-certified method of compliance above,
the applicant may submit plans for approval as described under
NEW CONSTRUCTION for buildings not yet constructed.
1.1.1. If this alternate is selected, all plan review and inspection
fees will be collected.
2. Site plans and foundation plans should be submitted with indications as to the methods & materials to be used in the support and anchoring of the modular unit(s) and the following information:
2.1.1. Project address as issued by Acadia Parish 911 Office.
2.1.2. Flood zone designation.
2.1.3. Design wind speed for all of Acadia Parish is 109 mph.
2.1.4. Wind Exposure Category: (IRC 2006 R301.2.1.4 – IBC 2006
220.127.116.11. Urban & suburban or wooded area – Category B.
2.1.5. Open terrain – Rural & at the edge of an urban or suburban
or wooded area, including buildings adjacent to largely
undeveloped land at the time of their construction
3. Applicable sections of appendix E of the IRC for foundations, piers, anchorage systems & ties apply to this type of structure.
- It shall be the responsibility of the contractor or – in the absence thereof – the owner/builder to notify the review service a minimum of 48 hours prior to requesting an inspection.
- Building permit must be displayed prominently on the temporary power pole or in full view on existing structures on site.
- Reviewed and stamped plans and a copy of review letter must be on site for inspectors use at each inspection.
- Contractor or owner/builder must be present for all inspections.
- Failure to schedule inspections or coverage of work to be inspected shall constitute a failed inspection.
- Failed inspections will render project default and no certificate of occupancy will be issued.
- Weather protection coverings applied to non-inspected work shall be allowed, but a representative area of coverings must be only temporarily fastened and removed by the contractor for inspection.
1.1. Footings and/or grade beams excavated and shaped to profiles
and positions shown on plans.
1.2. Reinforcing steel set & anchored to match plans.
1.3. Above grade form boards in position to receive concrete.
1.4 Monolithic slab on grade:
1.4.1. Form boards anchored in position to receive concrete.
1.4.2. Termite treatment done.
1.4.3. Vapor barrier in place.
1.4.4. Steel reinforcing secured in permanent locations following
1.4.5. Plumbing rough in complete and secure.
1.4.6. Anchorage devices and other embedments securely
2.1. Exterior sheathing and/or shearwall construction complete.
2.2. Interior load bearing walls, headers & pocket beams installed.
2.3. Double top plates or equivalent in place & anchored.
3.1. Ceiling joists & rafters installed & anchored.
3.2. Roof sheathing in progress or complete.
3.2.1. If roofing felts or other weatherproofing has been installed
a representative portion must be left loose to be removed
for inspection of roof deck.
3.3. Structural connections between roof framing & wall framing
must be in place and exposed for inspection.
3.4. Porch beam to column and column to foundation connections are to be in place and exposed for inspection.
4. Plumbing stack out:
4.1. All above slab/floor supply & waste piping in progress or
4.2. All vents through roof complete.
4.3. Gas piping rough in complete & tested.
5. Electrical Rough in:
5.1. All devices and panels secured in place.
5.2. All wiring complete or nearing completion.
5.3. Branch circuits identified at panel(s).
6.1. Fan/coil unit(s) secured in place.
6.2. All air supply & return fixtures secured in place.
6.3. Supply & return duct work complete or substantially complete.
6.4. Electrical controls & power circuits substantially complete.
7. Final inspection:
7.1. Building substantially complete leaving only minor trim, finish
installation &/or painting left to be done.