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Plan Reviews and Inspections.

PLAN REVIEW

At RDC we have the resources, skills, and certifications required to be your preferred registered accessibility specialists in the state of Texas.  Special emphasis is placed upon the plan review process through early involvement.  By being a part of the accessibility team in the early planning stages we can be a consultative resource making the remainder of the inspection and review process go more smoothly.  The preliminary involvement with the project causes the final review to be more of a formality. We provide clear and informative reports tailored specifically to the scope of each project. The plan review is the single most important element of ensuring a compliant post construction site inspection. Recent changes from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Architectural Barriers Program refined the roles in the process. As a service to the clients, most design professionals traditionally began the process to align with the requirements of their professional licenses. The responsibility of the plan review submittal now relies solely on the building owner or a designated agent assigned by the building owner.  If a Designated agent is assigned by the building owner, an “Owner Designation Form” (AB043) must be completed for each project.  The design professional has a separate form for submittal to meet with their licensing requirements. Any and all of the documentation of the plan review process will be addressed to the owner or designated agent and copied to the design professional.

INSPECTIONS

Working closely with the building owners and their representatives to provide professional inspection services that comply with state regulations and provide peace of mind that costly issues are avoided early in the review process is our goal. Clear and informative reports with each inspection include digital photos when necessary so concerns can be easily understood. During the inspection follow up process, we will provide technical assistance and consultative support as needed we remain a part of the process throughout. Recent changes from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Architectural Barriers Program have refined the responsibility of the roles of each party involved in the process. To eliminate any confusion, the inspection process must be initiated by the building owner or designated agent by completing an inspection request form. If a designated agent is assigned by the building owner, an “Owner Designation Form” (AB043) must be completed for each project. No inspection can take place without the “Request for Inspection” form (AB041). An additional form showing proof of inspection must be completed at the time of inspection. These changes will ensure that the building owner is informed on what is occurring at the property at all times.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

PLAN REVIEW SUBMISSION

To complete the Plan Review Process, the following information must be submitted. All forms listed may be downloaded from the bottom of this page including a Submission Transmittal Form:

  1. Completed “Project Registration Form” (AB005), or an “On-Line Registration Confirmation”, with an authorized signature from the building owner or designated agent. If a designated agent is assigned by the owner an “Owner Designated Agent Form” (AB043) must be attached with an authorized signature from the owner.
  2. One complete set of construction documents, along with a completed RDC Project Submission Form if not previously submitted by the design professional.
  3. A “Proof of Submission Form” (AB042) from the design professional, if not previously submitted.
  4. Include Payment by Check for all fees, including the TDLR filing fee.  See the RDC Project Submission Form for pricing and fees.
  5. Submit the “Request for Inspection Form” (AB041) if not previously submitted. This form can be completed and sent with the plan review submission to streamline the process.  Request for inspection may also be submitted at a later date closer to the actual inspection service. Fees for the inspection should be submitted with the “Request for Inspection” form.  See the RDC Project Submission Form for pricing.

REQUEST FOR INSPECTION

  1. Submit the completed “Request for Inspection Form”, the RAS must have the file prior to performing an inspection. If the RAS does not have the file, a copy of this request along with a File Request Form prepared by the RAS will be sent to the file holder to obtain the file.  To avoid any delays Steps 1-3 in the Plan Review Process above should be completed in advance.
  2. Once the file is received we will contact the appropriate person to schedule the on site inspection.
  3. At the time of inspection the RAS will complete a “Proof of Inspection” form. A copy of this form will be sent to the building owner.
  4. A detailed report of the findings during the inspection will be forwarded to the building owner.
  5. Any subsequent action will be noted within the report.

Est. Construction Cost

Plan Review Fee

Inspection Fee

Project Filing Fee

50,000 – 200,000

$300

$400

$175

200,001 – 500,000

$375

$450

$175

500,001 – 1,000,000

$450

$475

$175

1,000,001 – 5,000,000

$500

$550

$175

5,000,001 – 10,000,000

$625

$650

$175

10,000,001 – 15,000,000

$675

$675

$175

15,000,001- 25,000,000

$850

$850

$175

Estimated Construction Cost greater than $25,000,000.00 contact us for fee.  Please reference the RDC Travel Expense Chart, for additional travel fees that may apply.

Late Project Filing Fee  (paid to TDLR)

$300

State Lease Inspection (no construction)

$225 per lease

Variance Application Fee  (paid to TDLR)

$175 each

Variance Appeal Fee  (paid to TDLR)

$200 each

FORMS

Download TDLR forms required for TAS project administration.


 

AB005 Project Registration (98KB PDF)

AB013 Variance Application – Completed Project Registration Form (AB005) must accompany Variance Application (35KB PDF)

AB041 Request for Inspection (48 KB PDF)

AB042 Proof of Submission Form (37 KB PDF)

AB043 Owner Agent Designation (23 KB PDF)

RDC Travel Expense Chart (37KB PDF)

RDC Project Submission Form (356KB PDF)

Owner Agent Form (34 KB PDF)

Helpful Information

Access the latest TDLR and ADA regulatory information.



TDLR2

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation / Architectural Barriers
www.license.state.tx.us/ab/ab.htm email:TechInfo@tdlr.texas.gov

http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/ab/2012TAS/2012tasComplete.pdf


ADA

ADA Guidelines
www.ada.gov/stdspdf.htm

New or Proposed ADA Regulations


 

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