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Complete TAS Project Submission

The fastest way to have your TAS review and inspection performed is to submit your project in one complete package. The TDLR requires us to have a complete submission prior to performing work. When all necessary forms and fees are received all together, this tremendously expedites our ability to complete a plan review and schedule/perform your inspection once construction is complete without delay. Seven items are required when submitting a project:

  1. TDLR Registration Confirmation Page; or a complete Registration Blank if JohnsonKelley is to register the project with the TDLR.
  2. Proof of Submission Form (POS) – This form is required to be completed by the Design Professional. The issued and submitted dates need to be completely filled in along with a signature of the Design Professional.
  3. Construction Documents (CDs) – One full printed set is required. JohnsonKelley does not have the ability to print plans in office. Electronic CD submissions are not accepted. The TDLR requires that printed documents are submitted within 20 working days of date issued for regulatory review (Permit).
  4. Fee Payment for Plan Review – An additional $200 should be added to the plan review fee if JohnsonKelley is to register the project with the TDLR ($175 State Fee + $25 JKA Service Fee). Our current plan review fee schedule is posted below.
  5. Fee Payment for Inspections – JohnsonKelley offers a 10% discount (JKA Fees Only. State Fees Do Not Apply) to the total cost of the project if prepayment of the Inspection and Travel Fees are submitted with the Plan Review Fees. Our current travel zone fee map is posted below.
  6. Owner’s Agent Designation Form (OAD) – Must be completed and signed by the Owner. This form is only required if the Owner is designating an Agent.
  7. Request for Inspection Form (RFI) – The TDLR requires the form to be signed by the Owner or Owners Agent and submitted to the RAS prior to the Inspection being scheduled. It should be noted that this form can be submitted at the time of plan review, or at any time up through when an inspection is needed. The sooner we get this form the better. We will hold the RFI until it is time to schedule your post construction inspection. Not receiving this form in a timely manner is the largest cause of delay to have your inspection scheduled and performed. The Owner or Owner’s Agent will be contacted prior to the inspection.

All the required forms are available on our website at www.johnsonkelley.com under the “Forms” tab or click here. We would also like to add that we offer a $10 gift card to your choice of Kroger, Chili’s (Also good at Corner Bakery, Maggiano’s, Macaroni Grill, and On The Border), Walmart (Also good at Murphy Oil Fuel and Sam’s Club), or JCPenny with each Full Submission that includes all required forms and payment for fees.

Inquiries regarding billing and invoicing should be directed towards Cathy – Direct: 972-346-1942 or Email: cathy@johnsonkelley.com

Inquiries regarding inspection scheduling should be directed towards Marsha – Direct: 972-346-1940 or Email: mmcmeans@johnsonkelley.com

All inquiries regarding TAS technical questions should be directed towards Jeff, Steve, Mike, Michael, or Grant – Office: 972-422-5384

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Accessible Exercise Machines and Equipment – 2010 ADA/2012 TAS

The scope requires at least one of each type of exercise machine and equipment to comply with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) / 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS). (See 236)

It can first be noted that exercise machines and equipment are not required to comply with some of the other accessible standards such as the operable parts operation and height requirements. Given their nature, exercise machines and equipment will not comply with grasping, pinching, twisting, or pushing/pulling force operation, as well as reach range height. In other words, the exercise machine or equipment itself is not regulated. (See 205 Ex.8)

Additionally, an exception for protruding objects in areas of sporting activity does not require exercise machines or equipment to comply with the requirements for a protruding object. (See 204 Ex.1)

What exercise machines or equipment does call for is a clear floor space. A 30”x48” minimum clear floor space, connected to an accessible route, is required to be positioned for transfer or use by a person in a wheelchair. (See 1004 & 305)

Where exercise machines or equipment require transfer to operate, the clear floor space should be positioned where it allows for the best unobstructed transfer onto the machine.

Where exercise machines or equipment may be operated by a person in a wheelchair, a clear floor space centered on the operating mechanisms may be what best accommodates.

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Figure 305.3 Clear Floor or Ground Space

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Essential for Quick Turnarounds on Plan Reviews

New plan review submissions that include all forms and payment typically have an expedited review.

Full submissions should include one printed set of the plans (signed & sealed), the registration confirmation page containing all project information or a completed registration blank if Johnson-Kelley will be registering the project, a completed and signed Proof of Submission form (including both Issued and Submitted dates),  and payment of the fees.

All forms, Fee Schedule, and Zone Map are available on our website at www.johnsonkelley.com or click here.

Submissions without plans, paperwork or payment will be considered incomplete and delay the start of the plan review.

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