The Chandigarh Building (Amendment) Rules (Urban), 2020 brings in self-certification for building plans

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The State Government of Chandigarh on 20th July 2020 has published the Chandigarh Building (Amendment) Rules (Urban), 2020 which substituted the definition of the term self-certification as:
“Self-Certification of Building plans in respect of Commercial Buildings, Residential and Industrial Buildings up to 2 kanal category governed by Architectural, Frame Control Sheets, zoning shall henceforth be mandatory by Registered Architects holding valid registration with the council of Architecture, New Delhi.”

Any Architect having valid registration with Council of Architecture, New Delhi shall be eligible to submit the Building Plans under Self Certification Scheme and the application form of Self Certification will be available from the Red Cross Society, Chandigarh on Payment of Rs. 100/- .

The owner shall submit Structural Stability Certificate issued by the Registered Structural Engineer as prescribed in the form “J” annexed with these rules certifying that the structural design including safety from natural hazards based on soil conditions has been duly incorporated in the design of the building and these provisions shall be strictly adhered to during course of construction.

The building must be constructed in accordance with the Fire Safety norms as mentioned in National Building Code of India, 2016. The Owner shall submit Fire Safety Certificate in respect of Commercial, Residential and Industrial Buildings duly certified from the Registered Architect.

The Registered Architect shall submit a Certificate that the construction of the building has been completed up to DPC level as per the sanctioned plan under Self Certification Scheme.

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