Capital Needs Assessment
Contact the State Architect or the
Green Built Homes
State Instruction 1924-A
Contact the State Architect
or the Single Family Housing
Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR): USDA Rural
Development Instruction 1942-A Guide 6 offers instructions on
completing a PAR for the Agency. If an Architect does not
prepare the report, one should be consulted for estimating
construction and operations and management costs.
- Design Agreements/Requirements
Projects must be designed in conformance with the current codes
and regulations for the location of the project. These include
all construction and accessibility codes. The Uniform Federal
Accessibility Standards (UFAS) apply to all projects that are
Federally-funded design, construction or alterations.
Certification Regarding Debarment: Form AD-1048,
Certification that the consultant is not debarred from performing
work on projects that involve contracts over $25,000.
Design Standards: Projects must be designed in conformance
with the current codes and regulations for the location of the
project. These include all construction and accessibility
codes. The Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)
apply to all projects that are Federally-funded design, construction
or alterations. Plans and specifications shall be submitted to
the Rural Development Architect or Engineer for review of these
standards before the project may be bid.
Seismic Safety Requirements: All new building construction
shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the seismic
provisions of the most current version of the following building
codes providing an equivalent level of safety to that contained in
the latest edition of the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction
Program's (NEHRP) Recommended Provisions for the Development of
Seismic Regulations for New Building (NEHRP Provisions).
International Building Code
International Residential Code
The date, signature and seal of a registered architect or
engineer and the identification and date of the building code on the
plans and specifications will be evidence of compliance with the
seismic requirements of the appropriate building code.
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