Top Ten Common Mistakes

Top 10 problems that are encountered when doing field inspections:
  1. No access. (Can not get in to do inspection.)
  2. No approved stamped plans on site.
  3. Work not ready to be inspected.
  4. Bulkheads and step downs in footings not to code.
  5. Draft stopping and fire blocking either incomplete or incorrect.
  6. Insufficient header jacks and girder posts.
  7. Anchor bolts improperly spaced and/or installed.
  8. No lateral bracing on roof trusses.
  9. Studs, joists, etc. bored or notched incorrectly or in wrong location.
  10. Inspection requests out of sequence (finals called in before rough-ins are approved).
Top 10 problems that are encountered in commercial plan review:
  1. Submitting additional information without the proper forms.
  2. Plans containing Title Blocks not signed.
  3. Additional Information not submitted through General Contractor.
  4. Site Plan not submitted when projects are increasing the footprint of the property.
  5. Code data incomplete (code year, use groups, square footage etc).
  6. Footing/Framing/Truss details not in submittal.
  7. Life Safety Plan not in submittal.
  8. Missing Asbestos Survey and details. (Asbestos Survey is Required for Buildings Constructed Prior to January 1, 1985)
  9. Emergency/Exit lighting missing or insufficient.
  10. Details on Fire Alarm plans incomplete.
Top 10 problems that are encountered in residential plan review:
  1. Submitting additional information without the proper forms.
  2. Plans containing Title Blocks not signed.
  3. Additional Information not submitted through General Contractor.
  4. Site Plan not submitted when projects are increasing the footprint of the property.
  5. Code data incomplete (code year, use groups, square footage etc).
  6. Footing/Framing/Truss details not in submittal.
  7. Wall bracing lines and methods not included in submittal.
  8. Energy Certificate information not included in submittal.
  9. Smoke Detector locations not included in submittal.
  10. Incorrect insulation values listed on plans.