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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.
SPS 361.40(4) (4)Compliance statement. Prior to initial occupancy of a new building or addition, and prior to final occupancy of an alteration of an existing building, the supervising architect, engineer or designer shall file a written statement with the authority that issued plan approval certifying that, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, construction of the portion to be occupied has been performed in substantial compliance with the approved plans and specifications. This statement shall be provided on a form prescribed by the department.
SPS 361.40 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 361.40 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 01-139: am. (1) (b) 1. a. and b. Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02; CR 04-016: renum. from Comm 61.50 Register December 2004 No. 588, eff. 1-1-05; CR 10-103: am. (1) (a) Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; correction in (1) (b) 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7. Stats., Register August 2011 No. 668; CR 16-094: am. (1) (a), renum. (3) to (3) (a), cr. (3) (b), Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 361.41 SPS 361.41Inspections.
SPS 361.41(1) (1)On-site.
SPS 361.41(1)(a)(a) When required, on-site inspections shall be conducted within 5 business days following a request by the applicant or an authorized representative.
SPS 361.41(1)(b) (b) Construction may proceed if the inspection has not been completed by the end of the fifth business day following the day of notification or as otherwise agreed between the applicant and the municipality or authorized inspection agency.
SPS 361.41(1)(c) (c) On-site inspections shall be conducted by an authorized representative of the department to determine whether or not the construction or installations conform to the conditionally approved plans, the conditional approval letter, and chs. SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 361.41 Note Note: See s. 101.14, Stats., and ch. SPS 314 for requirements relating to fire inspections and fire prevention.
SPS 361.41(2) (2)In-plant.
SPS 361.41(2)(a)(a) General. Manufacturers of manufactured buildings shall contract with the department or an independent inspection agency to conduct in-plant inspections to assure that the manufactured buildings are in compliance with the plans approved by the department. All inspections shall be performed by a certified commercial building inspector.
SPS 361.41(2)(b) (b) Wisconsin insignia for manufactured buildings. Pursuant to s. 101.75, Stats., a Wisconsin insignia shall be installed on a manufactured dwelling unit approved by the department and inspected at the manufacturing plant. Each Wisconsin insignia shall be assigned and affixed to a specific manufactured multifamily dwelling, in the manner approved by the department, before the dwelling is shipped from the manufacturing plant. The serial number shall be located on the manufacturer's data plate.
SPS 361.41(2)(c) (c) Manufacturer's responsibilities.
SPS 361.41(2)(c)1.1. `Insignia records.' The manufacturer shall keep permanent records regarding the handling of all Wisconsin insignias indicating the number of Wisconsin insignias which have been affixed to manufactured buildings, building components, or groups of components; which Wisconsin insignias have been applied to which manufactured building or building component; and the disposition of any damaged or rejected Wisconsin insignias. The records shall be maintained by the manufacturer or by the independent inspection agency for at least 10 years. A copy of the records shall be sent to the department upon request.
SPS 361.41(2)(c)2. 2. `Lost or damaged insignia.'
SPS 361.41(2)(c)2.a.a. If Wisconsin insignias become lost or damaged, the department shall be notified immediately in writing by the manufacturer or dealer.
SPS 361.41(2)(c)2.b. b. If a Wisconsin insignia becomes damaged, the insignia shall be returned to the department with the fee specified in ch. SPS 302 to obtain a new insignia.
SPS 361.41(2)(d) (d) Insignia suspension and revocation.
SPS 361.41(2)(d)1.1. The department may suspend or revoke its approval if it determines that the standards for the construction or manufacture and installation of a manufactured building do not meet chs. SPS 361 to 366, or if such standards are not being enforced as required by this chapter.
SPS 361.41(2)(d)2. 2. Upon suspension or revocation of the approval, no further insignias may be attached to any manufactured building or type of manufactured building with respect to which the approval was suspended or revoked.
SPS 361.41(2)(d)3. 3. Upon suspension or revocation of the approval, all insignias allocated to the manufacturer shall be returned to the department no later than 30 days from the effective date of the suspension or revocation.
SPS 361.41(3) (3)Mausoleum. Within 30 days after receiving written notice from a cemetery authority that the construction or conversion of a mausoleum has been completed, the department or authorized representative shall inspect the mausoleum and provide written notification of violations. Except as provided in s. 157.12 (2) (b), Stats., mausoleum spaces may not be sold prior to approval by the department or its authorized representative.
SPS 361.41 Note Note: Sale of mausoleum spaces is permitted prior to departmental approval in accordance with other requirements of the Department.
SPS 361.41 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 01-139: renum. (2) (e) to be (3) Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02; CR 04-016: renum. from Comm 61.51 Register December 2004 No. 588, eff. 1-1-05; correction in (2) (c) 2. b. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 16-094: renum. (1) to (1) (c) and am., cr. (1) (a), (b), am. (2) (d) 1., (3), Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
subch. V of ch. SPS 361 Subchapter V — Approval and Inspection of Modular Multifamily Dwellings and their Components
SPS 361.45 SPS 361.45Modular multifamily dwelling scope. This subchapter shall govern the design, manufacture, installation, and inspection of modular multifamily housing, modular multifamily building systems, and the building system components displaying the Wisconsin insignia.
SPS 361.45 History History: CR 16-094: cr., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 361.46 SPS 361.46Manufacture, sale, and installation of dwellings.
SPS 361.46(1)(1)Manufacture and sale. No modular multifamily housing, modular multifamily building system and the building system components subject to this subchapter may be manufactured for use, sold for initial use or installed in this state unless it is approved by the department and it bears the Wisconsin insignia issued in accordance with s. SPS 361.47 (6).
SPS 361.46(2) (2)Compliance assurance program. A manufacturer of a modular multifamily dwelling shall establish a compliance assurance program to ensure that materials, production, and site operations conform to chs. SPS 361 to 366 and approved construction documents. The compliance assurance program shall be independent from the production of the unit. The compliance assurance program shall include all of the following:
SPS 361.46(2)(a) (a) Inspection and testing procedures that include inspection and testing frequency, processes, and criteria for accepting and rejecting materials and products.
SPS 361.46(2)(b) (b) A flow chart, plant layout, or other schematic plan or document illustrating and describing the process for manufacturing modular multifamily dwellings, including locations and check points where mandatory inspections will occur.
SPS 361.46(2)(c) (c) Procedures for protecting materials, supplies, and other items used in the production process from damage and deterioration.
SPS 361.46(2)(d) (d) Procedures for segregating and disposing of rejected materials and products, including a record documenting the authority to reject defective work without conflict from the production department.
SPS 361.46(2)(e) (e) Procedures for calibrating, testing, and inspecting equipment used in the production process.
SPS 361.46(2)(f) (f) Procedures for final inspection, identification, and labeling of finished modular multifamily housing, modular multifamily building systems, and the building system components, including a system for issuing and maintaining records of serial numbers on units and components.
SPS 361.46(2)(g) (g) Procedures for handling, storing, and protecting all finished modular multifamily housing, modular multifamily building systems, and the building system components at the manufacturing plant or other storage facility.
SPS 361.46(2)(h) (h) Procedures and methods for storing and maintaining access to manufacturing records.
SPS 361.46(2)(i) (i) An audit, monitoring, or similar evaluation system to assess the effectiveness of the compliance assurance program and the manufacturing process.
SPS 361.46(3) (3)Installation. The manufacturer shall obtain building plan review and approval, in accordance with this subchapter, for a modular multifamily dwelling before any on-site construction within the scope of chs. SPS 361 to 366 is commenced.
SPS 361.46 History History: CR 16-094: cr., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 361.47 SPS 361.47Approval procedures.
SPS 361.47(1)(1)Application for approval.
SPS 361.47(1)(a)(a) An application for approval of any modular multifamily housing, modular multifamily building system, and the building system components shall be submitted to the department on a form required by the department, along with the appropriate fees in accordance with s. SPS 302.34 (5).
SPS 361.47 Note Note: An application form is available from the department's Division of Industry Services website at dsps.wi.gov.
SPS 361.47(1)(b) (b) The department shall review and make a determination on an application for approval of a modular multifamily housing, modular multifamily building system, and the components of the building system within 30 days.
SPS 361.47(2) (2)Approval of plans and specifications for modular multifamily building systems and building system components.
SPS 361.47(2)(a)(a) Approval of building systems. Four complete sets of building, structural, and HVAC plans, including elevations, sections, and details, and one set of specifications and calculations shall be submitted to the department on behalf of the manufacturer for examination and approval.
SPS 361.47 Note Note: Plumbing plans submission criteria can be found in ch. SPS 384.
SPS 361.47(2)(b) (b) Approval of building components. Four complete sets of plans and specifications for manufactured building components shall be submitted to the department on behalf of the manufacturer for examination and approval.
SPS 361.47(3) (3)Notification of approval or denial of plans and specifications.
SPS 361.47(3)(a)(a) Conditional approval.
SPS 361.47(3)(a)1.1. `Department review.' If the department determines that the plans, specifications, and application for approval submitted for a modular multifamily building system or a building system component substantially conform to the provisions of chs. SPS 361 to 366, the department shall issue a conditional approval. A conditional approval issued by the department may not constitute an assumption of any liability for the design or construction of the manufactured building.
SPS 361.47(3)(a)2. 2. `Written notice.' A conditional approval under subd. 1. shall be in writing and sent to the manufacturer and the person submitting the application for approval. Any noncompliance specified in the conditional approval shall be corrected before the manufacture, sale, or installation of the dwelling, building system, or component.
SPS 361.47(3)(a)3. 3. `Stamping of plans, specifications, and compliance assurance program.' Plans, specifications, and compliance assurance programs that are conditionally approved under subd. 1. shall be stamped “conditionally approved.” At least 3 copies shall be returned to the person designated on the application for approval and one copy shall be retained by the department.
SPS 361.47(3)(b) (b) Denial.
SPS 361.47(3)(b)1.1. `Department review.' If the department determines that the plans, specifications, or the application for approval do not substantially conform to the provisions of this subchapter and chs. SPS 361 to 366, the application for approval shall be denied.
SPS 361.47(3)(b)2. 2. `Written notice.' A denial under subd. 1. shall be in writing and sent to the manufacturer and the person submitting the application for approval. The notice shall state the reasons for denial.
SPS 361.47(3)(b)3. 3. `Stamping of plans, specifications, and compliance assurance program.' Plans, specifications, and compliance assurance programs for which approval is denied under subd. 1. shall be stamped “not approved.” At least 3 copies shall be returned to the person submitting the application for approval and one copy shall be retained by the department.
SPS 361.47(4) (4)Evidence of approval. At each manufacturing plant where a modular multifamily building system or building system component is manufactured, the manufacturer shall keep one set of plans and specifications bearing the stamp of conditional approval. The conditionally approved plans and specifications shall be available for inspection by an authorized representative of the department during normal working hours.
SPS 361.47(5) (5)Inspections. Manufacturers shall contract with an independent inspection agency to conduct in-plant inspections to assure that the manufactured modular multifamily building system and the building system components are in compliance with the plans and specifications approved by the department and that the manufacturer has established a compliance assurance program, as required under s. SPS 361.46 (2). All inspections, for the purpose of administering and enforcing chs. SPS 361 to 366, shall be performed by a Wisconsin certified commercial building inspector
SPS 361.47 Note Note: Plumbing installation inspection criteria can be found in ch. SPS 382.
SPS 361.47(6) (6)Wisconsin insignia.
SPS 361.47(6)(a)(a) Insignia process. Upon departmental approval of the plans and satisfactory in-plant inspections of the modular multifamily building system and the building system components, a Wisconsin insignia shall be purchased from the department in accordance with the fee established in s. SPS 302.34 (6). A manufacturer shall display a Wisconsin insignia on any approved modular multifamily building system or building system component.
SPS 361.47(6)(b) (b) Lost or damaged insignia.
SPS 361.47(6)(b)1.1. `Notification.' If a Wisconsin insignia becomes lost or damaged, the manufacturer or dealer shall immediately notify the department in writing.
SPS 361.47(6)(b)2. 2. `Return of damaged insignias.' If a Wisconsin insignia becomes damaged, the purchaser shall return the insignia to the department with the appropriate fee to obtain a new insignia.
SPS 361.47(6)(c) (c) Affixing Wisconsin insignias. Each Wisconsin insignia shall be assigned and affixed to a specific manufactured modular multifamily dwelling unit or building system component that is specified by the department before the dwelling is shipped from the manufacturing plant.
SPS 361.47(6)(d) (d) Insignia records.
SPS 361.47(6)(d)1.1. `Manufacturer's insignia records.' The manufacturer shall keep permanent records regarding the handling of all Wisconsin insignias, including construction compliance certificates, indicating the number of Wisconsin insignias that have been affixed to a modular multifamily building, building system component, or groups of building components; which Wisconsin insignias have been applied to which manufactured modular multifamily dwelling or manufactured building system component; the disposition of any damaged or rejected Wisconsin insignias; and the location and custody of all unused Wisconsin insignias. The manufacturer or the independent inspection agency shall maintain the records for at least 10 years. The manufacturer shall send a copy of the records to the department upon request.
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