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Facilities Planning and Design

Code Review & Building Permits

One of the services that we provide during the Construction/Contract Management phase of a project is Code Review and issuance of a Building Permit.

Typically, any construction project that alters any of the major building systems, such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or structural, requires a building permit. In order to perform code review and issue a building permit, a set of drawings, stamped by a NY State certified design professional, is required. Many times these drawings are prepared in Facilities Planning & Design, though sometimes they are prepared by off-campus consultants.

After a Building Permit is issued, interim inspections take place to ensure compliance with the Codes, Rules, & Regulations of the State of New York. These inspections, along with a written report, are filed with the Code Compliance Manager. At the conclusion of a project, the Code Compliance Manager must close out the Building Permit and issue a Certificate of Compliance. The Building Permit and the Certificate of Compliance are filed on-line with the Department of State in Albany.

Facilities Planning & Design is the only office on campus authorized to issue Building Permits and Certificates of Compliance.

See the FAQ page for common Building Permit questions.