Rule 20:38:37:02 Prime professional.
professional. The prime professional is the licensed architect or
professional engineer who leads the design team and manages the design project.
A prime professional is required for any project that requires the coordination
of multiple disciplines, such as, architectural, landscape architectural,
civil, structural, mechanical, or electrical engineering. The prime
professional is charged with the coordination of the design and construction
administration services. The prime professional may require testing and
uncovering of work to determine compliance with approved plans and
specifications. The duties of the prime professional include the following:
(1) Acts as point of
contact for the project team during the design phase to ensure dialogue among
participants, including owners, contractors, developers, design professionals,
government bodies, and building officials;
(2) Verifies that the
submittal to the building official is compatible and coordinated and provides a
logical and comprehensive document;
(3) Verifies that the
design submitted is complete, and that all requirements for calculations and
specifications are complete and accurately delineated on plans and related
(4) Acts as point of
contact during the review process with the building official and provides for
timely response to questions, corrections, or requests for additional
information on any element of the design package;
(5) Acts as point of
contact for the design team following permit issuance, responds to changes,
clarifications, and additional information that may be required from members of
the design team to owners, developers, contractors, or building officials; and
construction administration services.
26 SDR 9, effective July 29, 1999; 29 SDR 95, effective January 6, 2003;
transferred from § 20:38:21:01, 38 SDR 121, effective January 16, 2012.
Authority: SDCL 36-18A-22(6).
Implemented: SDCL 36-18A-1(9), 36-18A-46.
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