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In 2009 or 2010 I was submitting plans to city w/o a separate page for plumbing or HVAC.  I sat out for a while and now am drawing again just a bit.  My builder is telling me I need these pages for the city.  Can I get some clarification on this.  I show  where the bath tub and commode go and the water heater and that sort of thing.  I'm looking at Architects plan for a guest house here in Austin and I do not see any MEP just the normal items that my plans show.  Can anybody help me understand what I am needing to provide.  City is Fort Worth , TX

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I asked the city and they are telling me I need those pages.  I have a brother who is a construction manager and his companies designer does not include those pages with his plan set.  I am trying to determine if the HVAC company and the plumbing company provide them for submitting to the city.  I cleaqrly do not know how to produce those pages as I know nothing about HVAC layout.  

 

Thank you for responding!

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You need to have the City tell you what information is required on these pages. Just register locations, or full duct sizing/layout? Whatever the answer, if you can't do it, you will need to find someone who can. Some subs can do this, but in other cases you may need to engage a mechanical engineer.

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I appreciate it Richard!  I ended up following the lead of another set of prints I had sent to me that were done by an "architect.  The HVAC system was the question.  The drawing was pretty generic (listed "proposed HVAC" ) with a note stating the builder responsibility for proper installation and equipment.  I did the work, added the page,  then charged for the extra time.   

I later spoke to a 3rd party inspection service ( who takes care of permitting) and let know that the HVAC companies will do it for the builder.  My customer is a first time investor who insisted I do the page.  

 

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On 5/8/2018 at 10:31 PM, ChiefGrego said:

In 2009 or 2010 I was submitting plans to city w/o a separate page for plumbing or HVAC.  I sat out for a while and now am drawing again just a bit.  My builder is telling me I need these pages for the city.  Can I get some clarification on this.  I show  where the bath tub and commode go and the water heater and that sort of thing.  I'm looking at Architects plan for a guest house here in Austin and I do not see any MEP just the normal items that my plans show.  Can anybody help me understand what I am needing to provide.  City is Fort Worth , TX

We just reached our 500th plan and submital. This number includes 7 states. The only time MEP plans were required in a residential home is when we did a 12,500 sft 3 story house. We hired an MEP Engineering firm and it cost us over 5000.00 dollars. I hear of it happening from time to time but I though that was just urban ledgend.

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