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Plan Review & Inspection Process for the City of Phoenix

Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2002

Location: SRP Information Services Building (ISB), 1600 N Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Speaker: George Ritchie, City of Phoenix

Topic: "Plan Review & Inspection Process for the City of Phoenix"

Overview of the Plan Review and Inspection Process for the City of Phoenix, including:

* Organization and staff members
* Overview of the Phoenix Construction Code
* When a permit is required
* When plans are required
* What items are required on a plan to obtain a permit
* Who may submit/seal plans for permit
* Scheduling an inspection
* Grounding Photovoltaic, Microturbine, or Fuel Cell power systems to NEC standards
* Open discussion -- bring your questions regarding the Code, permits, inspections, horror stories, etc.

Speaker Bio:
George Ritchie, PE, is currently Vice-President of OnSite Engineering. OnSite specializes in coordination & arc-flash studies. In addition to electrical studies, George has extensive experience in electrical design, construction, and code administration. Prior to establishing OnSite, George was the Technical Supervisor for the Electrical Plan Review section that issues Commercial and Industrial permits for the City of Phoenix's Building Safety Department. A native of Arizona, he graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree from NAU in 1988. After 10 years of various factory, sales and Field Engineering assignments with General Electric, he began his Electrical Engineering position with the City of Phoenix in 1998. George is a licensed Engineer in the State of Arizona.