Did you know that the City of Seattle has a re-roof permit requirement? One- and two-family homes are exempt from the permit. However, commercial and multifamily buildings could require a re-roofing permit. A re-roof permit is required when you are repairing an area greater than 500 square feet or replacing roofing materials on commercial and multifamily projects.
With onset of the rainy season, DPD is reminding builders working in Seattle to inspect and maintain any temporary storm drain inserts they have installed as part of construction projects.
The inserts, also known as storm drain socks, are used on many construction projects to catch sediment not captured upstream by other construction-related erosion control devices.
You need to schedule a submittal appointment in order to apply for a commercial mechanical plan review permit. Effective immediately, you may submit only one application per appointment. We recently reduced the length of each appointment and added additional appointments each week.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for your help! In 2010 the EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule went into effect. The rule requires contractors performing renovation, repair or painting work that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child-care facilities, and schools built before 1978 to be certified. Contractors must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) proposing a revised Director’s Rule for Pedestrian Mobility in and Around Work Zones. The goal is to make it easier and safer for people to walk in our growing city. The expanded rule (SDOT DR 10-2015) emphasizes that safety is the priority and sidewalk closures are a last resort.
Did you know that most landslides occur between the months of November and March? As rainfall continues to increase throughout the fall, the threat of landslides will continue to rise this winter.
Landslide season is upon us. Although the Seattle rainfall is currently slightly below the landslide threshold, the City of Seattle is urging residents to take preventive measures to protect themselves and their property from possible landslides.
If you are planning a demolition project, you need to coordinate with all utilities providing service to the property. All utilities must be shut off before you start any actual demolition. Shutting off the utilities before demolition helps prevent accident and injury to you, your contractors, or the inspectors. This is particularly important for natural gas, because demolition before a service is capped could lead to a natural gas leak or an explosion.
The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection Program is working on a complete re-write of the Seattle Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection Code. Text and content will remain pretty much the same as the current edition. However, the new edition will be rearranged.
The rainy season is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to think about whether you will be doing any grading between November 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016. If your project includes Geotechnical Special Inspections AND if your project is in an environmentally critical area or involves a large quantity of earth-moving, check the Geotechnical Special Inspection assignment letter DPD sent you shortly after your permit was issued.
The Seattle/King County Clinic is a large-scale four-day FREE clinic. Healthcare professionals from around the region volunteer at the clinic to provide quality dental, vision, and medical care. Patients receive free healthcare services including dental fillings and extractions, complete eye exams, free prescription eyeglasses, EKGs, mammograms, x-rays, ultrasound, Pap smears, flu vaccine, foot care and much more.