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ENB-13.13 - Service to Film Companies

Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority

1. Philosophical Approach:
The facade construction policy serves to guarantee the public safety. It is anticipated that the role of the Bureau of Buildings will be minimal.

2. Parameters of Involvement:
The Bureau of Buildings is consulted in all cases of facade construction where temporary structures obstruct the public right-of-way or when the public will be moving through or under the structures.

3. Procedure:
a. All requests are coordinated through the Bureau of Transportation Engineering. The Bureau of Buildings serves in a consultant role to the Bureau of Traffic Management in cases where such consultation is appropriate.
b. Building permits and building permit fees are not required for this consultation.
c. Permits are only issued following verification by the Film Office of adequate insurance coverage and indemnity.

4. Timelines:
The Bureau of Transportation Engineering requires three weeks lead time for the review of construction plans and submission of ordinance to Council. The Bureau of Buildings consultation will occur within this three week period.

Filed by Bureau of Development Services for inclusion in PPD September 29, 2004.
Originally published as Bureau of Buildings Procedure No. B-6-7 dated June 11, 1990.