Architectural

 

  • Multi-Family Housing

 

Water Conservation

Capital Needs Assessment

 

Contact the State Architect or the Multi-Family Housing Specialist

 

  • Single Family Housing

 

Green Built Homes

Lead-Based Paint

State Instruction 1924-A

 

Contact the State Architect or the Single Family Housing Specialist

 

  • Community Facilities

 

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.

 

Contact the State Architect.

 

 

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