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Hold Point Inspection (Defined)

1. A defined step during construction processing is when work must stop momentarily so an authorized inspection can be conducted and the work approved and released for further progress. This means a holding point marked on the building inspection card during or after a certain activity at which an examination or investigation is required before further processing is possible. 2. Holding points must be confirmed by the signature of the person authorized or a designee for that inspection. 3. The project team should identify the specific mandatory inspection hold points within the appropriate documents. Inspection hold points may be determined by the Building Official and/or Engineer of Record. 4. The project team should notify the responsible inspector when an inspection hold point is reached beyond which work cannot proceed without the specific consent of the inspector. 5. The authorized inspector will conduct the inspection to accept the work before resuming work and document the results of the inspection and sign the appropriate document and notify the appropriate personnel (if necessary) so work may resume. 6. Do not allow anyone to waive a hold point except the organization responsible for establishing the hold point. Document the hold point waiver. Notify the responsible Building Official, Technical Representative and Engineer of Record when a waiver is requested. 7. Typical Hold Points are: a. Temporary Power: After temporary power pedestal has been placed and an 8 foot rod has been driven into the ground. b. Underground Plumbing: After all piping has been installed, system is being tested and before backfilling. c. Underground Storm Drains: After all piping has been installed, system is being tested and before backfilling. d. Underground Sewer Lateral: After sewer lateral has been installed, pipe bedded and test set on system. e. Footings and Slabs or Grade: After footings have been dug or formed and re-bar has been placed.

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f. Other Foundation Elements, e.g. walls, piers, caissons, steel pilings, etc.: After forms have been set and re-bar and embeds have been placed. g. Prior to insulation (M-E-P-F-S Inspections): i. Rough Interior Mechanical: After vents, chimneys, heat ducts and combustion air ducts that will not be exposed for final inspection have been installed. ii. Rough Interior Electrical: After wire has been run and boxes (including breaker panel) have been made up. iii. Rough Interior Plumbing: After all drains, vents and water piping have been installed and are being tested. iv. Framing: After framing is complete, including the installation of doors and windows. v. Structural: After framing, ensure all structural items and hardware are attached properly. h. Insulation prior to drywall: After Insulation (except blown in attic) has been installed and foam has been applied around windows, doors, floor and ceiling penetrations, etc. i. Post-Drywall: After drywall has been nailed/screwed, before taping. j. Prior to final exterior skin placement: Before starting curtain wall, brick, stone, stucco, siding or insulation, check for secondary air, vapor, and water mitigation assemblies, all weather barriers, flashing and wire has been installed and before stucco brown coat has been applied. k. Prior to final roof membrane placement: For secondary air and water mitigation assemblies.

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