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- Subject: [SEAOC] NEW COLA Requirements
- From: "Sandy Pringle" <sandyp(--nospam--at)beachnet.com>
- Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 19:14:43 -0600
I received a Materials Control Newsletter today dated August 1996. In addition to the assurance of the continuance of the COLA Deputy Inspector Program and current listings for involved City personnel, there were several items of interest to the Engineering Community: The City has adopted the 1996 Los Angeles Building Code which uses the 1994 UBC with the COLA ammendments, but don't try to buy one yet because there are printing problems and it won't be ready for a few months.... However the City IS enforcing several issues: a. DIA - Drilled In Anchors/Controlled Activity The Department requires Deputies who inspect the installation of drilled in anchor bolts and epoxied dowels to have a controlled activity for Drilled In Anchors in conjunction with a valid RC, RM, or SSW license. b. Testing Agencies Non Destructive Testing - A clarification of the requirements for these personnel. Slip Resistance Testing - This qualification is an add-on certification to the Test Lab's license. c. Welded Connections in Moment Resisting Frame Buildings The Department has come up with a policy on the requirements for the repair of welded steel frame connections in existing buildings and the design requirements for welded connections in new steel moment resisting frame buildings. The latest version is dated July 16,1996 and a copy was attached to the Newletter. It is quite specific, requiring conformance with AWS D1.1 - 94 and specifically discusses the Welding Procedures Specification (WPS) which is required to be developed idiosyncratically for each job. A pre-construction meeting between the Engineer of Record, the Fabricator, the Erector, the Contractor and the Inspectors shall take place to discuss the WPS to insure the quality of work that the Engineer of Record has specified. There are many requirements for welding repair and new construction and inspection procedures and design criteria and fabrication procedures. There are 10 pages in all and I won't post them here, but in the next few days they will be posted in the Inspection Practices Committee section of the SEAOC web page. Also included in the Newsletter pack was an Interdepartmental Correspondence addressed to: All Engineers (enforcing the LA Building Code) All Building Inspectors Subject: Minimum Specified Strength of Concrete --- Continuous Inspection for Reinforced Concrete "The new and existing code requirements on concrete strength and special inspection requirements have created some confusion and controversy. This is especially troublesome for construction and inspection of concrete foundations and slabs on grade. The code is currently being revised to correct for these deficiencies. The following policy, which reflects these changes, shall be applied until the revisions are formally adopted: 1. The minimum specified strength of plain and reinforced concrete shall be 2500 psi except when used as structural fill (in lieu of soil). 2. All concrete construction shall require continuous inspection by a registered Deputy Inspector during the placement and testing of concrete, the placement of reinforcing steel and the placement and stressing of pretensioned tendons. Exception: Unless specifically required by the design engineer and shown on the approved set of engineered plans, continuous inspection is not required for the following: a. When plain or reinforced 2500 psi strength concrete is used for the continuous footings or pad foundations of building that are built on grades no steeper than 3:1 and less than 4 stories. b. Non-structural plain or reinforced concrete slabs on grade including prestressed slabs with less than 150 psi prestress." The City of Los Angeles Code of Ethics, Items 1-10 were also included ?????? The Newsletter ended with an encouraging statement re: emphasis on communication between Deputy Inspectors and the city Building Department. Informationally submitted, Sandy Pringle R. Sandy Pringle MM http://www.beachnet.com/~sandyp/index.htm Sandy Pringle & Associates STRUCTURAL INSPECTION CONSULTANTS "Try not to become a man of success (800)598-1970 Fax(310)376-5294 but rather to become a man of value." Hermosa Beach & Redondo Beach, CA Albert Einstein ...
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