The City is looking for new Seattle Design Commission members to fill two upcoming vacancies – one for a registered architect and the other for an experienced surface water management design professional, preferably a civil engineer. Both positions will start their terms in March 2014. To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by December 13, 2013.
DPD published a draft Director’s Rule about implementing the fee subtitle. We also published a final Director’s Rule on tenant relocation assistance and five final joint DPD / SDOT Director’s Rules.
Effective December 1, Master Use Permit applications for lot boundary adjustments, unit lot subdivision and short plats must be submitted via DPD’s electronic plan review portal.
The 2012 Seattle building, energy, residential, mechanical, fuel gas, existing building, plumbing and fire codes were approved by the City Council on September 16. The 2012 codes will become mandatory on December 26, 2013.
The rainy season is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to think about whether you will be doing any grading between November 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. 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 sent to you by DPD shortly after permit issuance.
Many customers have had trouble finding geotechnical reports (also known as soils reports) on our website. We’re evaluating if there is a way to provide a better path to these reports.
Mayor Mike McGinn invites applicants to fill three positions on the Construction Codes Advisory Board. These positions will represent these professions: Organized Labor; General Contractors; Apartment Building Owners and Operators.
Seattle’s Design Review Program will be seeking new volunteer board members to join the program in April 2014. Applications will be available in November 2013 on both the Design Review website, as well as on DPD’s blog. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about our built environment and civic engagement.
DPD is converting to an all-electronic format to handle special inspections field reports.
The 2012 Seattle Energy Code, together with the entire suite of 2012 Seattle construction codes, has been approved by the City Council and Mayor, and will become mandatory for all permit applications on December 26, 2013. The Washington State and Seattle energy codes are amended versions of the 2012 IECC – the International Energy Conservation Code.