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Title: Section 710.7 - Approval to start construction

710.7 Approval to start construction. (a) The applicant may seek approval to start construction of the project, or one or more phases thereof, upon the filing with the department completed contract documents consistent with all previous approvals.

(b) If documents are not completed, the applicant may request approval to start construction upon submission of a certification by the applicant, construction manager or contractor, and the architect that completed working drawings and specifications shall be submitted within a time period specified in the applicant's request, that such construction shall be undertaken at the applicant's risk and that approval is understood to be contingent upon submission of the completed documents as a no-cost change order.

(c) A request by the applicant pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of this section shall include an affidavit by the applicant's architect or engineer that the drawings:

(1) are consistent with schematic and design development drawings previously approved and, if not, the affidavit shall identify the changes and reasons for such changes; and

(2) are in compliance with the applicable provisions of this Title and all applicable local codes, statutes and regulations. In addition, the applicant shall submit an up-dated functional stack diagram consistent with section 710.2(b)(10)(i)(b) of this Part.

(d) When the submission under subdivision (a) or (b) of this section is deemed complete by the department, the applicant shall be advised in writing to commence construction pursuant to this Part.


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