Safety Codes inspections are conducted throughout each phase of construction and prior to occupancy.
Inspections allow for proactive and reactive adjustments during construction projects, ensuring minimum code requirements are satisfied.
Every permit holder is responsible for requesting inspections at specific stages of construction. Inspections are completed by City of Edmonton Safety Codes Officers who work to educate builders, tradespeople and citizens, investigate issues, and enforce relevant bylaws, regulations and acts. These expert staff members ensure that construction complies with requirements set out in the Alberta Building Code, National Energy Code and other relevant Codes and Standards.
Required inspections are included in the permit cost. However, additional inspections resulting from deficient work will incur a fee.
For inspections information or booking, visit Safety Codes Inspection Services.
The basic required safety codes inspections are:
- Footing and Foundation (ready-to-backfill)
- Framing (with windows and doors installed)
- Insulation, Air and Vapour Barrier (prior-to-cover)
- Final (prior to occupant move-in)
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- Duct Rough-In (prior to cover)
Plumbing & Gas
- Plumbing and Gas Rough-In (prior-to-cover), above- and/or below-ground
- Electrical Service (up to house, from pedestal or pole)
- Rough-in (prior-to-cover)
All inspections for HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Gas must be successfully completed before the Final Building Inspection will be done.