• Pedestrian Protection Requirements

    Pedestrian protection must be in place prior to construction, remodeling or demolition activities. This includes pedestrian walkways adjacent to lot lines and pedestrian walkways which pass into or through an area under construction or demolition.

    Covered walkways require a permit and plan review.

    Pedestrian protection must be in place and inspected prior to construction adjacent to and at the same grade or above, as detailed in IBC 3306.1. Failure to have this in place and approved prior to construction will result in a Stop Work order.

    Height of Construction

    Distance from Construction Sidewalk, Walkway or Lot Line

    Type of Protection

    8 feet or less

    Less than 5 feet

    Construction railings

    8 feet or less

    5 feet or more

    None

    More than 8 feet

    Less than 5 feet

    Barrier and covered walkway

    More than 8 feet

    5 feet or more, but not more than 1/4 the height of construction

    Barrier and covered walkway

    More than 8 feet

    5 feet or more, but between 1/4 and 1/2 the height of construction

    Barrier

    More than 8 feet

    5 feet or more, but exceeding 1/2 the height of construction

    None