International Building Code Section 106


International Building Code 106.1

Submittal documents. Construction documents, statement
of special inspections and other data shall be submitted in
one or more sets with each permit application. The construction
documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional
where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in
which the project is to be constructed. Where special conditions
exist, the building official is authorized to require additional
construction documents to be prepared by a registered
design professional.
Exception: The building official is authorized to waive the
submission of construction documents and other data not
required to be prepared by a registered design professional
if it is found that the nature of the work applied for is such
that review of construction documents is not necessary to
obtain compliance with this code

Information on construction documents. Construction
documents shall be dimensioned and drawn upon
suitable material. Electronic media documents are permitted
to be submitted when approved by the building official.
Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate
the location, nature and extent of the work proposed
and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of
this code and relevant laws, ordinances, rules and regulations,
as determined by the building official.

Fire protection system shop drawings. Shop
drawings for the fire protection system(s) shall be submitted
to indicate conformance with this code and the
construction documents and shall be approved prior to
the start of system installation. Shop drawings shall contain
all information as required by the referenced installation
standards in Chapter 9.

Means of egress. The construction documents shall
show in sufficient detail the location, construction, size and
character of all portions of the means of egress in compliance
with the provisions of this code. In other than occupancies
in Groups R-2, R-3, and I-1, the construction
documents shall designate the number of occupants to be
accommodated on every floor, and in all rooms and spaces.

Exterior wall envelope. Construction documents
for all buildings shall describe the exterior wall envelope in
sufficient detail to determine compliance with this code.
The construction documents shall provide details of the
exteriorwall envelope as required, including flashing, intersections
with dissimilar materials, corners, end details, control
joints, intersections at roof, eaves or parapets, means of
drainage, water-resistive membrane and details around
openings.
The construction documents shall include manufacturer’s
installation instructions that provide supporting documentation
that the proposed penetration and opening
details described in the construction documents maintain
the weather resistance of the exterior wall envelope. The
supporting documentation shall fully describe the exterior
wall system which was tested, where applicable, as well as
the test procedure used.

International Building Code 106.1.1

Information on construction documents. Construction
documents shall be dimensioned and drawn upon
suitable material. Electronic media documents are permitted
to be submitted when approved by the building official.
Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate
the location, nature and extent of the work proposed
and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of
this code and relevant laws, ordinances, rules and regulations,
as determined by the building official.

Fire protection system shop drawings. Shop
drawings for the fire protection system(s) shall be submitted
to indicate conformance with this code and the
construction documents and shall be approved prior to
the start of system installation. Shop drawings shall contain
all information as required by the referenced installation
standards in Chapter 9.

International Building Code 106.1.1.1

Fire protection system shop drawings. Shop
drawings for the fire protection system(s) shall be submitted
to indicate conformance with this code and the
construction documents and shall be approved prior to
the start of system installation. Shop drawings shall contain
all information as required by the referenced installation
standards in Chapter 9.

International Building Code 106.1.2

Means of egress. The construction documents shall
show in sufficient detail the location, construction, size and
character of all portions of the means of egress in compliance
with the provisions of this code. In other than occupancies
in Groups R-2, R-3, and I-1, the construction
documents shall designate the number of occupants to be
accommodated on every floor, and in all rooms and spaces.

International Building Code 106.1.3

Exterior wall envelope. Construction documents
for all buildings shall describe the exterior wall envelope in
sufficient detail to determine compliance with this code.
The construction documents shall provide details of the
exteriorwall envelope as required, including flashing, intersections
with dissimilar materials, corners, end details, control
joints, intersections at roof, eaves or parapets, means of
drainage, water-resistive membrane and details around
openings.
The construction documents shall include manufacturer’s
installation instructions that provide supporting documentation
that the proposed penetration and opening
details described in the construction documents maintain
the weather resistance of the exterior wall envelope. The
supporting documentation shall fully describe the exterior
wall system which was tested, where applicable, as well as
the test procedure used.

International Building Code 106.2

Site plan. The construction documents submitted with
the application for permit shall be accompanied by a site plan
showing to scale the size and location of new construction and
existing structures on the site, distances from lot lines, the
established street grades and the proposed finished grades and,
as applicable, flood hazard areas, floodways, and design flood
elevations; and it shall be drawn in accordance with an accurate
boundary line survey. In the case of demolition, the site plan
shall show construction to be demolished and the location and
size of existing structures and construction that are to remain
on the site or plot. The building official is authorized to waive
or modify the requirement for a site plan when the application
for permit is for alteration or repair or when otherwise warranted.

International Building Code 106.3

Examination of documents. The building official shall
examine or cause to be examined the accompanying construction
documents and shall ascertain by such examinations
whether the construction indicated and described is in accordance
with the requirements of this code and other pertinent
laws or ordinances.

Approval of construction documents. When the
building official issues a permit, the construction documents
shall be approved, in writing or by stamp, as
“Reviewed for Code Compliance.” One set of construction
documents so reviewed shall be retained by the building
official. The other set shall be returned to the applicant, shall
be kept at the site of work and shall be open to inspection by
the building official or a duly authorized representative.

Previous approvals. This code shall not require
changes in the construction documents, construction or designated
occupancy of a structure for which a lawful permit
has been heretofore issued or otherwise lawfully authorized,
and the construction of which has been pursued in
good faith within 180 days after the effective date of this
code and has not been abandoned.

Phased approval. The building official is authorized
to issue a permit for the construction of foundations or
any other part of a building or structure before the construction
documents for the whole building or structure have
been submitted, provided that adequate information and
detailed statements have been filed complying with pertinent
requirements of this code. The holder of such permit
for the foundation or other parts of a building or structure
shall proceed at the holder’s own risk with the building operation
and without assurance that a permit for the entire
structure will be granted.

Design professional in responsible charge.

1 General. When it is required that documents
be prepared by a registered design professional, the
building official shall be authorized to require the owner
to engage and designate on the building permit application
a registered design professional who shall act as the
registered design professional in responsible charge. If
the circumstances require, the owner shall designate a
substitute registered design professional in responsible
charge who shall perform the duties required of the original
registered design professional in responsible charge.
The building official shall be notified in writing by the
owner if the registered design professional in responsible
charge is changed or is unable to continue to perform the
duties.
The registered design professional in responsible
charge shall be responsible for reviewing and coordinating
submittal documents prepared by others, including
phased and deferred submittal items, for compatibility
with the design of the building.
Where structural observation is required by Section
1709, the statement of special inspections shall name the
individual or firms who are to perform structural observation
and describe the stages of construction at which
structural observation is to occur (see also duties specified
in Section 1704).

Deferred submittals. For the purposes of this
section, deferred submittals are defined as those portions
of the design that are not submitted at the time of the
application and that are to be submitted to the building
official within a specified period.
Deferral of any submittal items shall have the prior
approval of the building official. The registered design
professional in responsible charge shall list the deferred
submittals on the construction documents for review by
the building official.
Documents for deferred submittal items shall be submitted
to the registered design professional in responsible
charge who shall review them and forward them to
the building official with a notation indicating that the
deferred submittal documents have been reviewed and
been found to be in general conformance to the design of
the building. The deferred submittal items shall not be
installed until the design and submittal documents have
been approved by the building official.

International Building Code 106.3.1

Approval of construction documents. When the
building official issues a permit, the construction documents
shall be approved, in writing or by stamp, as
“Reviewed for Code Compliance.” One set of construction
documents so reviewed shall be retained by the building
official. The other set shall be returned to the applicant, shall
be kept at the site of work and shall be open to inspection by
the building official or a duly authorized representative.

International Building Code 106.3.2

Previous approvals. This code shall not require
changes in the construction documents, construction or designated
occupancy of a structure for which a lawful permit
has been heretofore issued or otherwise lawfully authorized,
and the construction of which has been pursued in
good faith within 180 days after the effective date of this
code and has not been abandoned.

International Building Code 106.3.3

Phased approval. The building official is authorized
to issue a permit for the construction of foundations or
any other part of a building or structure before the construction
documents for the whole building or structure have
been submitted, provided that adequate information and
detailed statements have been filed complying with pertinent
requirements of this code. The holder of such permit
for the foundation or other parts of a building or structure
shall proceed at the holder’s own risk with the building operation
and without assurance that a permit for the entire
structure will be granted.

International Building Code 106.3.4

Design professional in responsible charge.

1 General. When it is required that documents
be prepared by a registered design professional, the
building official shall be authorized to require the owner
to engage and designate on the building permit application
a registered design professional who shall act as the
registered design professional in responsible charge. If
the circumstances require, the owner shall designate a
substitute registered design professional in responsible
charge who shall perform the duties required of the original
registered design professional in responsible charge.
The building official shall be notified in writing by the
owner if the registered design professional in responsible
charge is changed or is unable to continue to perform the
duties.
The registered design professional in responsible
charge shall be responsible for reviewing and coordinating
submittal documents prepared by others, including
phased and deferred submittal items, for compatibility
with the design of the building.
Where structural observation is required by Section
1709, the statement of special inspections shall name the
individual or firms who are to perform structural observation
and describe the stages of construction at which
structural observation is to occur (see also duties specified
in Section 1704).

Deferred submittals. For the purposes of this
section, deferred submittals are defined as those portions
of the design that are not submitted at the time of the
application and that are to be submitted to the building
official within a specified period.
Deferral of any submittal items shall have the prior
approval of the building official. The registered design
professional in responsible charge shall list the deferred
submittals on the construction documents for review by
the building official.
Documents for deferred submittal items shall be submitted
to the registered design professional in responsible
charge who shall review them and forward them to
the building official with a notation indicating that the
deferred submittal documents have been reviewed and
been found to be in general conformance to the design of
the building. The deferred submittal items shall not be
installed until the design and submittal documents have
been approved by the building official.

International Building Code 106.3.4.1

1 General. When it is required that documents
be prepared by a registered design professional, the
building official shall be authorized to require the owner
to engage and designate on the building permit application
a registered design professional who shall act as the
registered design professional in responsible charge. If
the circumstances require, the owner shall designate a
substitute registered design professional in responsible
charge who shall perform the duties required of the original
registered design professional in responsible charge.
The building official shall be notified in writing by the
owner if the registered design professional in responsible
charge is changed or is unable to continue to perform the
duties.
The registered design professional in responsible
charge shall be responsible for reviewing and coordinating
submittal documents prepared by others, including
phased and deferred submittal items, for compatibility
with the design of the building.
Where structural observation is required by Section
1709, the statement of special inspections shall name the
individual or firms who are to perform structural observation
and describe the stages of construction at which
structural observation is to occur (see also duties specified
in Section 1704).

International Building Code 106.3.4.2

Deferred submittals. For the purposes of this
section, deferred submittals are defined as those portions
of the design that are not submitted at the time of the
application and that are to be submitted to the building
official within a specified period.
Deferral of any submittal items shall have the prior
approval of the building official. The registered design
professional in responsible charge shall list the deferred
submittals on the construction documents for review by
the building official.
Documents for deferred submittal items shall be submitted
to the registered design professional in responsible
charge who shall review them and forward them to
the building official with a notation indicating that the
deferred submittal documents have been reviewed and
been found to be in general conformance to the design of
the building. The deferred submittal items shall not be
installed until the design and submittal documents have
been approved by the building official.

International Building Code 106.4

Amended construction documents. Work shall be
installed in accordance with the approved construction documents,
and any changes made during construction that are not
in compliance with the approved construction documents shall
be resubmitted for approval as an amended set of construction
documents.

International Building Code 106.5

Retention of construction documents. One set of
approved construction documents shall be retained by the
building official for a period of not less than 180 days from date
of completion of the permitted work, or as required by state or
local laws.