Design Professional Checklists: Electrical Systems

Regardless of how the project work is portioned out, administration of the work remains the responsibility of the Registered Design Professional (RDP). Although some specific projects do not involve architectural or structural work, which may be completed by licensed NYS Professional Engineers, it is important that as the RDP – who is the Applicant of Record (Applicant) – you understand when Department of Buildings and New York State regulations apply to your application.

This section contains a list of tasks that provide compliance with the Construction Codes and other regulations discussed in the Project Guidelines.

Checklists include:

Prior to Application Approval Checklist

  • Provide ‘reference only’ documents of legal existing conditions. These will accelerate the plan examination process for repairs by reducing comments and the frequency of repeat reviews.

  • Show fire-rated walls on all architectural, mechanical, electrical, and deferred approval drawings, which will facilitate the plan review process.

  • Based on the scope of work of the project, include all applicable Special/Progress Inspections.

  • Although the Registered Design Professional (RDP) is only required to show the final construction documents, the Applicant of Record must stamp and sign all formal submittals to the Department to demonstrate he/she has exercised responsible charge as required.

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Pre-Permit Project Work Checklist

Required Documents at Filing: Based on scope of work, supporting documents or deferred submittals must be completed in order to obtain a permit. The following may be required:

  • TR1 Forms – Special Inspections

Required Documents for Approval: Based on scope of work, supporting documents or deferred submittals from other agencies may be required in order to obtain a permit, including but not limited to the following:

  • DEP – Authorization

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Project Completion Close-out Checklist

  • As-Built Submission: If the completed project has changes that are not considered as minor and require an ‘As-Built’ submission, make sure to submit revised ‘As-Built’ drawings prior to project sign-off.

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