What should I know about inspections during construction?

First, the approved plans and building permit must be kept on the jobsite and be available to representatives of the Building Inspection Division at all times while the work is in progress and until final inspection. Inspections, as appropriate for the work being undertaken, will proceed in the following sequence: Footing – After the trench for the footing or for the basement has been excavated and forms are set, but before the footing is poured. Waterproofing – If waterproofing is required because the foundation will enclose habitable space, either now or in the future. Basement floor, slab-on-grade and crawlspace – Just prior to pouring concrete or setting floor joints. Under-slab inspections, as appropriate for foundation drains, plumbing, electrical and HVAC must be completed before the floor/slab/crawlspace inspection can be conducted. Framing – Prior to installation of insulation, and following rough-in plumbing, electrical and HVAC inspections. Energy Conservation – After insulation in walls, crawlspaces and roof/ceiling, but prior to any interior finish installation. Fire Resistance – If a fire resistance rating is required for all or part of a building, an inspection must be made prior to the spackling and taping of joints. Other inspections may be needed in regard to other life safety components of a building. Final – Before the issuance of a Certificate of Use and Occupancy, a final inspection must be successfully completed. Other inspections that will precede the final inspection may include plumbing, electrical, HVAC and fire prevention.

For additional information regarding the inspection process, see the handout Inspection Procedures Bulletin

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1. What is a building permit?
2. When do I need a building permit?
3. How can I find out the permit fees for my project?
4. Why do I need a building permit?
5. If my building or house has had a fire or has been damaged by a vehicle or a storm, what do I need to do?
6. When don’t I need a building permit?
7. When do I not need a plumbing, electrical or mechanical permit?
8. How do I apply for a permit?
9. What building codes does the City of Dayton enforce?
10. Where is the Division of Building Inspection located?
11. When do I need to submit plans?
12. Can I apply for a permit online?
13. How long does it take to get a permit?
14. How many copies of plans are required for permit review?
15. How many copies of revised plans are needed?
16. How do I arrange for an inspection?
17. What should I know about inspections during construction?
18. How do I know if a property is within the Dayton city limits?
19. How do I know if a building is in a historic district with special requirements?
20. What is required to get electric service connected?
21. What are the hours of operation for the Building Inspection Permit Counter?
22. What is required to get natural gas service connected?
23. What services are provided at the One Stop Center (371 W. 2nd St.)?