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SPS 361.30(4)(b) (b) The submission and approval of fire protection system plans is not required for a project involving the alteration or addition of the following components:
SPS 361.30(4)(b)1. 1. Twenty or fewer sprinkler heads to an existing automatic fire sprinkler system.
SPS 361.30(4)(b)2. 2. Twenty or fewer alarm devices to an existing fire alarm system.
SPS 361.30(5) (5)Calculating total building volume. Total building volume shall be determined by calculating the cubic footage of space enclosed within the outer surfaces of the building's outside or enclosing walls and the space between the upper most surface of the roof and the underside of the lowest floor of a building. The outer surface of structures or portions of structures without enclosed walls shall be established by projecting vertical planes from the outer surface of exterior supports or columns. The total building volume shall be calculated on structures with interior supports by establishing a vertical plane projected from the farthest roof projection. Roof overhangs less than 24 inches from a vertical wall may not be included in the calculation. Total building volume shall include the cubic footage of space in dormers, penthouses, vaults, pits, enclosed porches, and other enclosed appendages to the building.
SPS 361.30 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 01-139: cr. (2) (c), r. and recr. Table 61.30-3 Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02; CR 04-016: am. (1) (b) 1., 2. b. and Table 61.30-3, cr. (4) Register December 2004 No. 588, eff. 1-1-05; CR 06-120: am. Table 1 and 2, cr. (2) (d), Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; CR 10-103: am. (1) (a), r. (1) (b) 2., 3., Table 61.30-2 and Table 61.30-3, renum. (1) (b) 1. to be (1) (b) and (4) to be (4) (a), cr. (4) (b), Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; r. and recr. (3) Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 1-1-12; correction in (1) (a), (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 16-094: r. and recr., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18; CR 16-094: am. (1) (a), r. and recr. (1) (b), am. Table 361.30-1, (2) (a), (b), (c), (d), am. (4) (a), cr. (5), Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 361.31 SPS 361.31Plans.
SPS 361.31(1) (1)Signing and sealing.
SPS 361.31(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), construction documents submitted to the department or its authorized representative for review shall be prepared, signed and sealed in accordance with ch. 443, Stats., and s. A-E 2.02.
SPS 361.31(1)(b) (b) Sprinkler construction documents that are required by s. SPS 361.33 to be at an installation site shall comply with one of the following:
SPS 361.31(1)(b)1. 1. Be signed and sealed in accordance with s. A-E 2.02 by an architect, engineer or fire protection systems designer who is registered by the department.
SPS 361.31(1)(b)2. 2. Be signed, including license number, and dated by an automatic fire sprinkler contractor who is responsible for the installation of the sprinklers and who is licensed by the department.
SPS 361.31 Note Note: Pursuant to s. A-E 2.02 (4) and (5) read:
SPS 361.31 Note “A-E 2.02 (4) Each sheet of plans, drawings, documents, specifications and reports for architectural, landscape architectural, professional geological, professional engineering, design or land surveying practice shall be signed, sealed and dated by the registrant or permit holder who prepared, or directed and controlled preparation of, the written material, except as specified in sub. (5).
SPS 361.31 Note “(5) If more than one sheet is bound together in a volume, the registrant or permit holder who prepared or directed and controlled the preparation of the volume, may sign, seal and date only the title or index sheet if the signed sheet identifies clearly all other sheets comprising the bound volume and if any other sheets which are prepared by or under the direction and control of another registrant or permit holder are signed, sealed and dated by the other registrant or permit holder."
SPS 361.31 Note Note [2]: Nothing in chs. SPS 361 to 366 is intended to prohibit the submission and acceptance of plans and construction documents in an electronic or digital media.
SPS 361.31(1)(b)3. 3. Be signed, including license number, and dated by the master plumber who is responsible for the installation of a NFPA 13D multipurpose piping system and who is licensed by the department.
SPS 361.31 Note Note: Plans for a multipurpose piping system must be submitted under s. SPS 382.20 to determine compliance for the non-fire protection aspects of the system.
SPS 361.31(2) (2)Contents and information.
SPS 361.31(2)(a)1.1. Construction documents submitted to the department or its authorized representative for review shall be dimensioned and drawn to scale.
SPS 361.31(2)(a)2. 2. The scale used for the construction documents shall be indicated on the documents.
SPS 361.31(2)(b)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., at least 4 sets of construction documents shall be submitted to the department or authorized representative for review.
SPS 361.31(2)(b)2.a.a. At least one set of construction specifications shall be submitted to the department or authorized representative for review.
SPS 361.31(2)(b)2.b. b. One complete set of plans may be submitted, provided it is accompanied with 3 copies of the cover sheet for the complete set, and provided all 4 cover sheets comply with sub. (1) (a).
SPS 361.31(2)(c) (c) All construction documents submitted to the department or authorized representative for review shall be permanent copies of the original documents and the copies shall be bound into sets in a manner that enables the documents to be reviewed without removing the binding.
SPS 361.31(2)(d) (d) Construction documents submitted to the department or its authorized representative for review shall be of sufficient clarity, character and detail to show how the proposed design will conform to chs. SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 361.31(2)(e)1.1. Construction documents shall be accompanied by sufficient calculations or information to substantiate that the documents conform to chs. SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 361.31(2)(e)2. 2. When requested by the department or its authorized representative, additional data pertaining to the design, construction, materials, and equipment shall be submitted to the department or the authorized representative to substantiate conformance to chs. SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 361.31(2)(e)3. 3. The title and edition of an alternate model building code used in the plan as allowed under s. SPS 361.51 (8) shall be submitted to the department or its authorized representative.
SPS 361.31(3) (3)Application for approval.
SPS 361.31(3)(a)(a) A plan review application form shall be included with the construction documents and information submitted to the department for examination and approval. Pursuant to s. SPS 302.07 (3), the department shall review and make a determination on an application for plan review under this chapter within 15 business days.
SPS 361.31 Note Note: The Department forms required in this chapter are available at the Department's website at www.dsps.wi.gov through links to Division of Industry Services forms.
SPS 361.31 Note Note: Under s. 145.195, Stats., “No county, city, town or village may issue a building permit for construction of any structure requiring connection to a private domestic sewage treatment and disposal system unless a system satisfying all applicable regulations already exists to serve the proposed structure or all permits necessary to install such a system have been obtained." See ch. SPS 383 for applicable regulations.
SPS 361.31(3)(b) (b) If, upon examination, the department determines that the construction documents or application for approval do not substantially conform to chs. SPS 361 to 366, the application for conditional approval will be denied, in writing.
SPS 361.31(3)(c) (c) If, upon examination, the department determines that the construction documents and the application for approval substantially conform to chs. SPS 361 to 366, a conditional approval, in writing, will be granted and the plans will be stamped conditionally approved. All conditions stated in the conditional approval shall be complied with before or during construction.
SPS 361.31 Note Note: The plan examination and approval by the department does not constitute an approval to proceed with construction prior to obtaining any permits or approvals that are required by a local unit of government.
SPS 361.31(4) (4)Revisions to approved plans.
SPS 361.31(4)(a)1.1. All proposed revisions and modifications which involve rules under chs. SPS 361 to 366 and which are made to construction documents that have previously been granted approval by the department or its authorized representative, shall be submitted for review to the office that granted the approval.
SPS 361.31(4)(a)2. 2. All revisions and modifications to the plans shall be approved in writing by the department or its authorized representative prior to the work involved in the revision or modification being carried out.
SPS 361.31(4)(b) (b) A revision or modification to a plan, drawing or specification shall be signed and sealed in accordance with s. SPS 361.31 (1).
SPS 361.31 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 01-139: renum. (3) (intro.) to (b) to be (3) (a) to (c) Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02; CR 04-016: renum. (2) (b) 2. to be (2) (b) 2. a., cr. (2) (b) 2. b. Register December 2004 No. 588, eff. 1-1-05; CR 06-119: am. (3) (a) Register July 2007 No. 619, eff. 8-1-07; CR 10-103: cr. (1) (b) 3. Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; correction in (1) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7. Stats., Register August 2011 No. 668; correction in (1) (b) (intro.), 1., 2., 3., (3) (a), (4) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 16-094: am. (2) (d), (e), cr. (2) (e) 3., am. (3) (b), (c), (4) (a) 1., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 361.32 SPS 361.32Permission to start construction.
SPS 361.32(1) (1) A building owner may request and the department or its authorized representative may grant permission to start construction for the footings and foundations upon submission of construction documents under s. SPS 361.31.
SPS 361.32(2) (2) A building owner who has been granted permission to start construction of the footings and foundations may proceed at the owner's own risk without assurance that a conditional approval for the building will be granted.
SPS 361.32(3) (3) The department shall review and make a determination on an application for permission to start construction of the footings and foundations within 3 business days of receipt of the application and all forms, fees, construction documents and information required to complete the review.
SPS 361.32 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 361.33 SPS 361.33Evidence of plan approval. Where plan approval is required by chs. SPS 361 to 366, one set of plans bearing the stamp of conditional approval and a copy of the specifications shall be kept at the building site. The plans and specifications shall be open to inspection by the department or its authorized representative.
SPS 361.33 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 16-094: am., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 361.35 SPS 361.35Revocation of approval. The department may revoke any approval, issued under chs. SPS 361 to 366, for any false statements or misrepresentation of facts on which the approval was based.
SPS 361.35 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 16-094: am., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 361.36 SPS 361.36Expiration of plan approval and extension of plan approval.
SPS 361.36(1) (1)Expiration of plan approval.
SPS 361.36(1)(a)(a) Building shell. Except as provided in par. (f) and sub. (2) (b), plan approval by the department or its authorized representative for new buildings and building additions shall expire 2 years after the approval date indicated on the approved building plans if the building shell is not closed in within those 2 years.
SPS 361.36(1)(b) (b) Occupancy. Except as provided in sub. (2), plan approval by the department or its authorized representative for new buildings and building additions shall expire 3 years after the approval date indicated on the approved building plans if the building is not ready for occupancy within those 3 years.
SPS 361.36(1)(c) (c) Alterations. Except as provided in sub. (2), plan approval by the department or its authorized representative for interior building alterations shall expire one year after the approval date indicated on the approved building plans if the alteration work is not completed within that year.
SPS 361.36(1)(d) (d) HVAC construction only. Except as provided in sub. (2), plan approval by the department or its authorized representative for heating, ventilating, or air conditioning construction that does not include any associated building construction shall expire one year after the approval date indicated on the approved plans if the building or building area affected by the plans is not ready for occupancy within that year.
SPS 361.36(1)(e) (e) Fire protection systems only. Except as provided in sub. (2), plan approval by the department or its authorized representative for a fire protection system that does not include any associated building construction shall expire 2 years after the approval date indicated on the approved plans if the building or building area affected by the plans is not ready for occupancy within those 2 years.
SPS 361.36(1)(f) (f) Mausoleums. Except as provided in sub. (2), plan approval by the department or its authorized representative for mausoleums within the scope of s. 440.92 (2) (e), Stats., shall expire 3 years after the date indicated on the approved building plans of the building shell if not closed within those 3 years.
SPS 361.36(1)(g) (g) Bleachers and canopies. Except as provided in sub. (2), plan approval by the department or its authorized representative for bleachers or free standing canopies shall expire 2 years after the approval date on the approved plans of the structure.
SPS 361.36(2) (2)Extension of plan approval.
SPS 361.36(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), upon request and payment of the fee specified in ch. SPS 302, the expiration dates in sub. (1) (b) to (g) may be extended provided the request is submitted prior to expiration of the original approval.
SPS 361.36 Note Note: According to s. 66.0413, Stats., the local governmental body or building inspector may order the razing of buildings or portions thereof, where there has been a cessation of normal construction for more than 2 years.
SPS 361.36(2)(b) (b) Upon request to the secretary, the expiration dates in sub. (1) (a) and (b) may be extended at the discretion of the secretary for a one-time, 2-year period provided all of the following:
SPS 361.36(2)(b)1. 1. The approved plan is for multifamily dwelling containing less than 11 dwelling units.
SPS 361.36(2)(b)2. 2. The original plan was submitted for department review prior to January 1, 2011.
SPS 361.36(2)(b)3. 3. The request is submitted prior to expiration of the original approval.
SPS 361.36 Note Note: According to s. 66.0413, Stats., the local governmental body or building inspector may order the razing of buildings or portions thereof, where there has been a cessation of normal construction for more than 2 years.
SPS 361.36 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 06-120: renum. (2) to be (2) (a) and am., cr. (2) (b), Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; correction in (2) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 16-094: am. (1) (f), cr. (1) (g), am. (2) (a), Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 361.37 SPS 361.37Department limitation. A conditional approval of a plan by the department may not be construed as an assumption of any responsibility on the part of the department for the design or construction of the project.
SPS 361.37 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02.
SPS 361.39 SPS 361.39Registration of cross connection control assemblies. Cross connection control assemblies to be installed in water-based fire protection systems shall be registered with the department in accordance with ch. SPS 382.
SPS 361.39 History History: CR 02-002: cr. Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; CR 04-016: am. Register December 2004 No. 588, eff. 1-1-05; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
subch. IV of ch. SPS 361 Subchapter IV — Supervision and Inspections
SPS 361.40 SPS 361.40Supervision.
SPS 361.40(1) (1)General.
SPS 361.40(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the proposed construction of a project within the scope of chs. SPS 361 to 366 shall be supervised by one or more Wisconsin registered architects or engineers, except that Wisconsin registered designers may supervise the installation of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, fire protection systems, and illumination systems. The person responsible for supervision shall also be responsible for the construction and installation being in substantial compliance with the approved plans and specifications. If the supervising architect, engineer, or designer is confronted with a nonconformance with the code during or at the end of construction, that party, together with the designing architect, engineer, or designer shall effect compliance or shall notify the department of the noncompliance.
SPS 361.40(1)(b)1.1. A project does not require supervision by a Wisconsin registered architect or engineer, if the project qualifies under one of the following conditions:
SPS 361.40(1)(b)1.a. a. The building contains less than 50,000 cubic feet total volume.
SPS 361.40(1)(b)1.b. b. An addition to an existing building does not cause the entire building to contain or exceed a volume of 50,000 cubic feet.
SPS 361.40(1)(b)2. 2. For the purposes of this paragraph, the utilization of fire walls to divide up a building does not create separate buildings.
SPS 361.40(2) (2)Duties. Supervision of construction is a professional service, as distinguished from superintending of construction by a contractor, and means the performance, or the supervision thereof, of reasonable on-the-site observations to determine that the construction is in substantial compliance with the approved plans and specifications.
SPS 361.40(3) (3)Name of supervising architect, engineer or designer.
SPS 361.40(3)(a)(a) Prior to the start of construction, the owner of the building or structure shall designate in writing to the authority that issued plan approval the name and Wisconsin registration number of the architect, engineer or designer retained to supervise construction of the building or structure.
SPS 361.40(3)(b) (b) If the supervising architect, engineer, or designer withdraws from a construction project, the owner of the building or structure shall retain a new supervising professional within 30 days of the date of the withdrawal and provide the authority that issued plan approval the name and Wisconsin registration number of the replacement supervising professional.
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