ERIC Number: ED479738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.
Plans for permanent bleachers (consisting of five or more rows of seats) purchased and installed for use on K-12 athletic/play fields must be reviewed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's (NCDPI) School Planning Section of the School Support Division. Bleachers may be purchased by local school boards as part of a regular new school, addition or renovation project, or stand-alone bleacher project, designed by a North Carolina licensed architect and/or engineer and submitted to School Planning for review in the normal process. They may also be purchased through the North Carolina Division of Purchase and Contract. School Planning is always required to review the plans. Structural designs for pre-engineered structures or systems used for school projects are often incomplete when bid documents are completed. Conditional certificates of review that allow mobilization and site preparation to begin prior to completion of final structural designs can be issued following review of bid documents. Project reviews are completed and certificates of review issued upon certification to School Planning that foundations and other structural systems have been designed or reviewed and approved by North Carolina registered structural engineers. This report presents NCDPI planning section recommendations, codes and design standards, NC Accessibility Code Volume I-C, and National Fire Protection Association requirements. (SM)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Architectural Character, Athletic Fields, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Structural Elements (Construction)
Public Schools of North Carolina, State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction, Division of School Support-School Planning, 6322 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6322. Web site: http://www.schoolclearinghouse.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina