FAQs - Scope and Work Area
Q: If the work area consists only of the building toilet facilities, could that work be considered reconstruction?
Q: If the work area consists of changing an electrical panel, must clearance requirements be met?
Q: If you have 100,000 sq.ft. of building space, can you separate the work into parts?
Q: What about certificate of occupancy requirements?
Q: What is meant by the term workmanlike manner?
Q: What happens if a building or space changes use illegally?
Q: If a long, narrow room has an office bank added to the side of the room, how has the egress been impacted?
Q: Is a basement a use in and of itself?
Q: If you put smoke detection in a basement, is that considered a work area?
Q: In the scope of alterations, what about residential window repair or renovation that does not comply with exit requirements and sizes?
Q: How does the NCRC apply the energy code?
Q: How does tenancy work?
Q: What if you have a five-story building and the top two floors of a building have never been occupied?
Q: What about buildings with floors abandoned for ten or so years?
Q: Why is changing interior walls a renovation and not repair?
Q: Is tenant upfit in a vacant space which would have caused/not caused extensive scope of work not an issue?
Q: How does primary function work on a fire station?
Q: Is it reasonable to assume it was an M three months ago, so its probably compliant today?
Q: What if I have a transom and a side light door?
Q: Not all codes have historic designations in place at the start of a project. What do we do in that case?
Q: When you put in electrical outlets, what determines the scope?
Q: What if the addition is a sunroom? How do you apply the energy code?
Q: What if work is phased to avoid compliance?