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RULE §70.70Responsibilities of the Registrants--Manufacturer's Design Package and REF Builder's Construction Documents

    (C) an energy compliance checklist that enumerates the energy code-compliance features of the module or modules and includes a signature space for the compliance control inspector or manager. A copy of this checklist shall be shipped with the module or modules.

  (9) step-by-step test procedures, a description of the station at which each production test is performed, a description of required testing equipment, and procedures for periodic checking, recalibration, and readjustment of test equipment. Procedures shall be included for, but not limited to, electrical tests as specified in the National Electrical Code, Article 545.14 (as added by §70.101(j)(2)), gas supply pressure tests, water supply pressure tests, drain-waste-vent system tests, concrete slump tests, and concrete strength tests;

  (10) storage procedures for completed structures at the plant and for any other locations prior to installation;

  (11) a statement indicating the person who is responsible for compliance control at each manufacturing facility and who will assume responsibility for decals and insignia, application of the decals and insignia, and the reporting procedure;

  (12) a procedure for maintaining reliable, retrievable records of the inspections performed, decal and insignia numbers assigned, the deficiencies and how they were corrected, and the site to which the modules or modular components were transported;

  (13) procedures and information to demonstrate how the modules and modular components are to be transported to the building site so that damage will not occur or that compliance deviations will not result (actual transportation without damage or deviation is evidence sufficient to justify the method); and

  (14) procedures that assure that the compliance control procedures are complied with on all regulated structures. As a minimum, regulated structures must be identified prior to commencing construction.

(d) On-site construction specifications or documentation for manufacturers. All work to be performed on the building site shall be specifically identified and distinguished from construction to be performed in the manufacturing facility, e.g., assembly and connection of all modules, modular components, systems, equipment, and appliances and attachment to the foundation system. The work to be performed on-site shall be described in detail in documents (architectural sheets, specifications, instructions, etc.) which shall be made available to the builder for use at the site and provided as required for review and inspection to the agency having local authority. The manufacturer shall provide the design review agency on-site construction documentation which must, at the minimum, contain the following:

  (1) critical load points for attachment of the house or building or component to the foundation;

  (2) details for module to module or modular component assembly and connection;

  (3) minimum requirements for connection and attachment of all modules and modular components to the foundation system;

  (4) firestopping and draftstopping details;

  (5) details for fire exits, balconies, walkways, and other site-built attachments;

  (6) exterior weatherproofing details;

  (7) details for thermal, condensation, decay, corrosion, and insect protection;

  (8) electrical, mechanical, heating, cooling, and plumbing system completion details;

  (9) electrical, mechanical, heating, cooling, and plumbing system test procedures;

  (10) fire safety provisions; and

  (11) specifications and instructions for cooling equipment, and complete information necessary to calculate sensible heat gain along with information on the sizing of the air distribution system, if applicable, and the R values of insulation in the ceiling, walls, and floors.

(e) Other construction documentation for REF builders. Construction documentation for the foundation and site specific elements, such as ramps and stairs, of the site-built REFs shall be reviewed and approved by the DRA, the local building official, or, in areas where the building site is outside a municipality or within a municipality with no building department or agency, by the school district. At a minimum the documentation shall include all construction documentation necessary to complete the building at the first commercial site including a foundation system design meeting the requirements of §70.73(h). The use of ground anchors shall comply with §70.73(i).

(f) Non-site specific buildings. Whenever the manufacturer does not know, at the time of construction, where the building is to be placed, in lieu of providing the site specific construction details or typical site construction details as required in subsection (d), the manufacturer may provide special conditions and/or limitations on the placement of the building. These special conditions and/or limitations will serve to alert the local building official of items, such as handicapped accessibility and placement of the building on the property, which the local building official may need to verify for conformance to the mandatory building codes. Certain site-related details, such as module to module connections, must still be provided by the manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the DRA to verify that such site-related details are included in the manufacturer's approved design package.

Source Note: The provisions of this §70.70 adopted to be effective April 13, 1990, 15 TexReg 1787; amended to be effective July 13, 1990, 15 TexReg 3741; amended to be effective August 8, 1991, 16 TexReg 4074; amended to be effective January 1, 1992, 16 TexReg 7476; amended to be effective November 16, 1993, 18 TexReg 7925; amended to be effective August 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 6619; amended to be effective March 16, 1998, 23 TexReg 1305; amended to be effective December 20, 2000, 25 TexReg 12385; amended to be effective March 28, 2002, 27 TexReg 2223; amended to be effective August14, 2002, 27 TexReg 7103; amended to be effective December 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 10458; amended to be effective October 3, 2004, 29 TexReg 9182; amended to be effective May 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 2504; amended to be effective June 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 4420; amended to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 9409; amended to be effective May 1, 2014, 39 TexReg 3412; amended to be effective November 1, 2015, 40 TexReg 5146; amended to be effective March 15, 2020, 45 TexReg 1674

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