All general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, material men, etc., shall be advised of the following building rules and regulations concerning their proper conduct within the building. It is the general contractor’s responsibility to ensure that their contractors read and understand these rules and regulations. Ignorance of these rules and regulations is not a waiver of liability and responsibility.
Any work involving the building security, fire, lighting, or HVAC systems requires 48 hours advance notice and must be cleared through the Management Office prior to work being started. Notification can be via Email to the designated person. The Management Office will notify the Building Engineer of this work. Contractors are encouraged to utilize the building’s contractor for required modifications.
- Contractor shall provide the Management Office with material safety data sheets for all chemicals, solvents, etc. brought into the building by the contractor or his sub-contractors.
- The use of solvent borne materials is strictly prohibited.
- Contractor shall restrict all painting to before or after normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- No one shall be allowed to endanger the building, its premises, or its occupants in any manner whatsoever. In the event that a situation occurs which threatens the building or its occupants in any manner, the contractor, subcontractor, supplier, etc., must take steps to correct the hazardous condition. In the event that the contractor’s personnel fail to correct the hazardous situation, the owner reserves the right to immediately take steps to correct the situation at the contractor’s expense.
- No gasoline-operated devices; i.e., concrete saws, coring machines, welding machines, etc., shall be permitted within the building premises. All work requiring such devices shall be electrically operated.
- All material deliveries shall be made at the rear of the building (or as agreed). All material will be transported by using the freight (or designated) elevator padded for construction purposes and then transported to the particular floor. At no time will material be transported through the building lobby or public areas during normal business hours.
- Contractor’s personnel shall at all times maintain the highest level of cleanliness. All construction debris shall be removed on a timely basis and shall not be allowed to produce a fire hazard. In the event that the contractor fails to keep the demised premises free of accumulated waste, the owner reserves the right to enter said premises and remove the debris at the contractor’s expense. In addition, all public areas such as corridors, restrooms, janitors’ closets, etc., shall be maintained and kept free of construction debris, dust, etc.
- All contractors and subcontractors must wear clothing or a badge that identifies them as employees of that particular company.
- Contractors are not permitted to use the restrooms for tool cleanup. There is a slop sink provided in the janitorial closet on each floor for the cleanup of tools and equipment as well as a source of water. Contractors must obtain a key from the Management Office if they need to use the slop sink. Anyone found using the restrooms for cleanup or other similar purposes will be subject to removal from the building. If a contractor utilizes the janitorial closet, it must be kept clean at all times.
- All construction trash and debris shall be removed utilizing the freight (or designated) elevator padded for construction purposes elevator. The Management Office must be contacted in advance to arrange for this service. No construction debris will be placed in the building dumpster. The contractor will be required to provide a dumpster for construction waste and debris at his own expense, and that dumpster must be emptied on a regular schedule. The location of the dumpster will be arranged through the Management Office. Any permits to place dumpster on public streets will be at contractor’s expense.
- All work performed in occupied tenant spaces must be cleared by contractors prior to their leaving the job or at the end of the business day. If the owner is required to perform additional cleanup, it will be done at the contractor’s expense.
- Any work involving the building fire alarm system must be cleared through the Management Office prior to the work being started. The Management Office will then notify the Building Engineer of this work. No adjustments, corrections, or extensions to the fire alarm system will be made without proper written approval of the Property Manager. Contractors are encouraged to utilize the building’s life safety contractor for any required modifications. Any part of the fire alarm system removed from service during construction must be placed back into service at the end of each work day.
- Contractors are not permitted to enter the fire command center at any time unless accompanied by the Property Manager or the Building Engineer.
- Stairway doors, electrical room doors, telephone room doors, and janitorial closet doors shall be kept closed at all times on occupied tenant floors.
- Contractor shall protect carpets, vinyl and ceramic flooring in all common areas from the freight elevator which will be padded by the contractor to the construction suite and to restrooms on the appropriate floor.
- The contractor is required to provide and make available a fire extinguisher within the demised premises during construction.
- Any contractor found guilty of rudeness, use of profanity, or lack of respect to a building tenant or patient will be immediately ejected from the premises, and will not be allowed to return.
- Graffiti or vandalism will not be tolerated. Any contractor caught in the act shall be immediately removed from the premises, and will not be allowed to return.
- Tobacco chewing or smoking will not be permitted in the building.
- No radios will be permitted on occupied tenant floors; however, “Walkman” type radios with headsets will be allowed.
- All work performed in occupied tenant spaces or public corridors will be done in a manner designed to produce the least amount of disruption to normal building operations. Any work involving loud noise or the use of power tools creating a loud noise over an extended period of time is to be reported to the Management Office prior to commencement of the work. The Property Manager, at his/her sole discretion, will decide on a case-by-case basis whether the affected work shall take place after hours.
- The contractor will be required to provide temporary electrical power within the demised premises for use by his subcontractors. Contractors will not be permitted to run extension cords through public areas on occupied tenant floors.
- Contractor’s personnel will park in designated areas only. Cars parked in restricted areas will be towed or ticketed without notice at the vehicle owner’s expense.
- Owner’s representatives reserve the right to inspect work, stop work, and/or have a worker removed from the job any time during the contract.
Contractors shall not block the elevator doors open.
- The contractor will be required to furnish the Management Office with a list of subcontractors prior to commencement of the job. This list will include phone numbers and contacts for each subcontractor.
- Contractors needing to work on weekends will provide the Management Office with a list of contractors scheduled to work. This list should include the number of employees, the company, and the estimated hours the contractors will be working.
- All contractors working before 7:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends will be required to sign in and out at the security guard station.
- Rubber wheels are required on all vehicles transporting materials through the building.
- No tool belts are to be worn outside the work area.
- All required Certificates of Insurance must be on file prior to the commencement of any work. Certificates must be valid and enforced throughout the contract.
- Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in construction personnel being asked to leave the job site.
Contractor Access Authorization
All primary and subcontractors shall have prior Management Office approval for access to the rear (or designated area) of the building and/or freight (or designated) elevator padded for construction purposes.
- Purpose: To provide a control mechanism for scheduling elevator service, dock parking, access convenience, and overall improvement in tenant building office communication and improved security. This system will also provide building staff with information that will help minimize any Fire/Life Safety related problems. This procedure is intended to eliminate unnecessary delay for all parties concerned.
- Procedure: The Management Office has a Contractor Access Authorization form. On the form provide the necessary information and return it to the Management Office. Once approved, the Management Office will supply a copy of this permit to security. No contractors will be allowed access to the building without this authorization.