Effect July 1st 2007, the North Carolina Building Code Council revised section 1704.1 of the NC State Building Code. The revision implements a mandatory statewide program of special inspections. The Catawba County Special Inspections Program was established in response to this mandatory rule. The Special Inspections Program generally encompasses commercial buildings that are designated as essential facilities and buildings that represent a substantial hazard to human life in the event of failure. The Special Inspections Program is administered and monitored by the Catawba County Building Inspections Division.
The pdf documents are shown below.
Special Inspections Program (SICC-2009 ), implements the requirements of 2009 NCSBC Chapter 17.
The SICC includes excerpts of technical requirements of the NCSBC and reference standards, policies and procedures underpinning the Special Inspections Program in Catawba County, and descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in special inspections. The SICC also includes excerpts from the “Guide to Special Inspections and Quality Assurance” developed by the Council of American Structural Engineers. This document is to be used in conjunction with both the 2009 North Carolina State Building Codes.