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General
Mechanical (HVAC) &   Plumbing
  • Q: What documents should be referenced when designing mechanical/plumbing systems?
    A: USC standard and guidelines are located here.
Electrical
  • Q: What documents should be referenced when designing electrical systems?
    A: USC standard and guidelines are located here.
  • Q: What is the difference between a permit and plan check?
    A: A permit is required for all electrical installations and can be pulled via the internet or in person by a licensed electrician. Plan check is required for specific types of electrical systems, including new building systems and major renovations to existing systems. Plan check is required on some projects. Permits are required for all projects. LADBS provides information as to the specific requirements.
Fire
Environmental
Commissioning
  • Q: What is commissioning?
    A: Commissioning is a systematic process of ensuring that all building systems perform interactively according to the design intent and the owner’s operational needs.  This is achieved by beginning in the design phase and documenting design intent and continuing through construction, acceptance and the warranty period with actual verification of performance.  The commissioning process encompasses and coordinates the traditionally separate functions of system documentation, equipment startup, control system calibration, testing and balancing, performance testing, and training.