The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building provides the local building industry with the Structural Observation Program. Use of the program is mandatory when any structural observation is required on a project. The program provides a complete overview of the requirements for owners, design professionals, special inspectors, contractors, the building official, and all staff involved.
The goal of the program is to bring consistency and clear direction to the structural observation process. All required documentation is separated out for easy submittal, review, and acceptance. The entire process is described, from identifying the structural observer to the hiring of the structural observer to the structural observation processes and expectations, and finally, to the acceptance of the required final report. The roles and responsibilities for all parties are clarified. Additionally, fillable PDF forms allow effortless preparation of the required documents.