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1. The designated progressive collapse resisting systems and elements that are
subject to quality assurance in accordance 1716.1.
2. The special inspections and testing to be provided as required by sections 1704
and other applicable sections of this code, including the applicable standards
reference by this code.
3. The type and frequency of testing required.
4. The type and frequency of special inspections required.
5. The required frequency and distribution of testing and special inspection reports.
6. The structural observations to be performed.
7. The required frequency and distribution of structural observation reports.
1716.3 [Addition] Contractor responsibility. Each contractor responsible for the
construction of the progressive collapse resisting system or progressive collapse
component listed in the quality assurance plan shall submit a written contractor's
statement of responsibility to the contracting officer prior to the commencement of work
on the system or component. The contractor's statement of responsibility shall contain
1. Acknowledgement of awareness of the special requirements contained in the
quality assurance plan;
2. Acknowledgement that control will be exercised to obtain conformance with
the construction documents approved by the building official;
3. Procedures for exercising control within the contractors organization, the
method and frequency of reporting the distribution of reports; and
4. Identification and qualification of the person(s) exercising such control and
their position(s) in the organization.
1717 [Addition] SPECIAL INSPECTIONS FOR PROGRESSIVE COLLAPSE
1717.1 [Addition] General. Special inspections for progressive collapse resistance
shall follow the requirements of Section 1704.1. Special inspections itemized in
Sections 1717.2 through 1717.4 are required for the following:
1. Structures designed to a Very Low Level of Protection (VLLOP) and Low
Level of Protection (LLOP) where horizontal and vertical structural element(s)
provide horizontal and vertical tie force capacity.