AN ACT TO MODIFY ARCHITECT LICENSURE AND SEAL, ENGINEER SEAL, AND BUILDING PERMIT EXEMPTION CRITERIA FOR CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 143-138 by adding a new subsection (b21) to prohibit the State Building Code or any local variance from requiring a permit for any construction, installation, repair, replacement, or alteration performed pursuant to the current edition of the Code and the North Carolina Fire Prevent Code (was, Building Code only) and costing $20,000 or less in any commercial building or structure, unless the work meets the specified criteria. Amends (b22) by adding to the criteria to be met for the prohibition on requiring that plans and specifications for any alteration, remodeling, renovation, or repair of a commercial building or structure be prepared by and under the seal of a registered architect or registered engineer if the costs are less than $300,000 or if the total building area does not exceed 3,000 square feet in gross floor area by requiring that the the alteration, remodeling, renovation, or repair be performed in accordance with the current edition of the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code. Makes a technical change in Section 4.
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